These Grill Cupcakes are a whimsical dessert to help you celebrate a summer barbecue party!
Perfect for Father’s day too!
Serving Size: 12 cupcakes
1 ¾ cups flour
2 cups sugar
1 cup cocoa
1 ½ tsp baking soda
1 ½ tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup milk
½ cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
1 cup butter, softened
4 cups powdered sugar
4 tbsp whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
red gel food colouring
orange gel food colouring
red and orange cupcake sprinkles
Gummy Bear candy
Box of toothpicks
Royal Icing Ingredients:
4 egg whites
4 C powder sugar, sifted
1 tsp lemon extract
Black gel food colouring
Preheat oven to 350F. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
In another large bowl, stir together eggs, milk, oil and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients bowl and stir together.
Beat on medium speed for 2 to 3 minutes. Slowly add boiling water and continue to beat. The mixture will be a little runny.
Fill the cupcake liners with the batter about ¾ way full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Carefully transfer cupcakes to a wire baking rack to continue cool.
-Beat the softened butter on its own until smooth.
-Add vanilla extract.
-Add powder sugar with heavy cream into the creamed butter until it becomes a smooth and thick texture.
-If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if the frosting is too thin, add more powder sugar.
-Take a spoonful of the frosting and hold the spoon upside down…. if the frosting drops off the spoon add more powdered sugar …. if the frosting doesn’t fall off the spoon then it is ready.
-Put 1/2 of the frosting into a separate bowl… put several drops of orange gel food colouring in that bowl and stir well to blend the colour.
-In the second bowl add the half of the frosting… add several drops of red gel food colouring… Stir well to mix the colour.
-Scoop the orange frosting into a pastry bag with a frosting tip. Scoop the red frosting into the same pastry bag.
-Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the orange/red frosting to the tip. Using the filled pastry bag work the frosting in a circle on the top of each cupcake until they are fully frosted.
Royal Icing Recipe:
–Beat egg whites in a large bowl with mixer at high speed until foamy.
-Gradually add sugar and lemon extract and beat until thickened.
-Add black gel food colouring… stir to blend well.
Photo and Recipe credit: frugulmommeh.com