Minion Cupcakes

Minion Cupcakes
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I hope you love minions as much as I do :). I so wish, they were for real and we had one at home staying with us! These Minion Cupcakes are as cute as those adorable guys and they are so delicious too!

My cousin had sensed my minion madness and gifted me these cute minion cupcake toppers. I have been brooding over them for months. There are so many random baking ideas that keep cropping up in my head that I never got the time to plan these Minion Cupcakes. But I am glad that I could finally make them and share with my minion crazy cousins and family!!

Minion Cupcakes

This is basically an over the top chocolatey cupcake frosted with a sweet creamy buttery white chocolate buttercream. I tinted the buttercream blue and the cupcake toppers had lots of yellow in them. So we can call them Minion Cupcakes :D.

The chocolate cupcakes turned out so good that I am going to bake them often and dress them up with buttercreams, ganaches, mascarpone frostings or maybe some good old whipped cream.

Minion Cupcakes

Minion Cupcakes

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: Makes 12 regular size cupcakes

Minion Cupcakes

Ingredients

    For Chocolate Cupcake
  • ½ cup unsalted softened butter
  • 50 gms chopped dark chocolate
  • ½ cup cocoa powder(I use Hershey's)
  • ¾ cup All purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. Baking soda
  • ¾ tsp. Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 2 large eggs(at room temperature)
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  • ½ cup yogurt
  • For the White Chocolate Buttercream
  • 240 gms chopped white chocolate
  • ½ cup unsalted softened butter
  • ½ cup icing sugar
  • ½ tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp. Blue Gel Food coloring
  • Wilton Minion Cupcake Toppers

Instructions

    For Chocolate Cupcake
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / 350 F and grease and dust a 12-cup muffin pan with cocoa powder. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter and chocolate together in the microwave, in 30 second increments, stirring between each time. Set aside to slightly cool.
  3. In a medium sized bowl, sift the cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together until thoroughly combined. Set aside. In another  bowl, whisk the eggs,  brown sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. Add the cooled butter-chocolate mixture and whisk until smooth. Stir in the yogurt, followed by folding in the flour mixture.
  4. Fill the muffin tins  2/3 of the way full with batter. Bake for 25-30  minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
  5. For White Chocolate Buttercream
  6. Melt the white chocolate in a saucepan over low heat stirring constantly. After the chocolate melts, remove it from heat.
  7. Place the butter in a bowl and mix with an electric whisk until light and fluffy.
  8. Fold in the melted, slightly cooled white chocolate. Mix in the blue coloring.
  9. Next, add in the sugar and vanilla. Beat on low speed until everything is incorporated. Ensure there are no lumps.
  10. Use a spoon to frost the cupcakes. Place the minion toppers on top of each cupcake.
  11. Store the cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
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Minion Cupcakes

Minion Cupcakes

The moist, rich chocolate cupcake and the dreamy white chocolate buttercream, make these Minion Cupcakes an instant hit with everyone. Pure decadence!!

By the way,which one of them was your favorite minion? Kevin, stuart or Bob 😛

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14 Comments

    1. Thank you sweets😍😍 I so wish I could send it for the boys 💞💞 Take care Katherine! Much love😊😍💟

  1. I’m a self-proclaimed minion lover. I’ve been known to overwhelm my whats app groups with minion humor. I can’t help it-they are just too darn funny. So, you know I love these cupcakes. The minion toppers are just too darn cute. Have a great weekend.

    1. Hehe I can understand Maria 😬.. I have a couple of minion soft toys😀 Thank you for the appreciation sweets 😍😍

    1. Thank you💖💖Yes they are so much fun Angela 😊.. One needs to step away from the classics and have some fun in the kitchen 😀 Thank you for stopping by😍 Take care!

    1. Haha😀 You are too sweet Kelsie.. I didn’t think twice before eating them😀😋 Thank you😍😍 Much love💖

    1. I am so excited too 😁😁 And baking and devouring these was so much fun😋 Thank you for stopping by😍😍Have a great week ahead!

    1. Thank you so much Kelly 😍😍 Let me know if you try them😀 There is never a bad time for a cupcake with loads of frosting 😋😬

    1. Thank you Ashika! Glad I could help🙂 Although I can’t be called a child anymore, but I wouldn’t mind if someone made these for me too😀! Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by🙂😍

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