Recipes

Beehive Cupcakes

Beehive Cupcakes

Cake

Swiss Chocolate Cake Mix 1 Box
Eggs 3
Melted Butter 1/2 Cup
Milk 1/2 Cup
Chocolate Pudding Mix 3.4 oz Box

Meringue

Egg Whites 4
Sugar 1 Cup
Cream of Tartar 1/4 teaspoon
Salt pinch
Vanilla 1/2 teaspoon
_mg_0016_mg_0001_mg_0007_mg_0009I had to make about 100 of these for a party so I made sure I found a shortcut and the doctored cake mix made this so easy.  As an added bonus they were super moist!

I put the Cupcake mix in a piping bag so I could control it a little better.

You will need a kitchen blow torch for these, I have a small handheld Propane torch from Home Depot, little scary but it works !

  1. Make the Cupcakes by combining the dry Cake Mix with the Eggs, Chocolate Pudding Mix, Milk and Melted Butter.
  2. Spoon into a Cupcake pan filled with Cupcake liners, fill them about 1/2  to 2/3 full.
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Remove from the oven an allow to cool.
  5. Make the Meringue by adding a little water to a pot and bringing it to a boil, then place the Egg Whites, Sugar, Cream Of Tartar and Salt to a heatproof bowl and place over the boiling water.
  6. Stir constantly until the Sugar is dissolved, if you have a candy thermometer it should read 120 degrees, I don’t own one so I test it by touching it, if it is uncomfortable and you cant keep your finger in it its done.
  7. Add that to a mixer with a whisk attachment or a hand mixer and beat starting on a low speed then increasing to a high speed for about 5 minutes until stiff and glossy add the Vanilla last and mix to blend it in.
  8. Place in a piping bag fitted with a round tip and pipe on the cooled Cupcakes starting at the outside edge.
  9. With a blow torch lightly brown the outside of the Cupcakes and serve.
  10. I found the candy Bees at Walmart in the Cake decorating section.

Servings

18

Prep

15 min

Cook

20 min

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Skill Level

Easy