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Friendly Lion Cupcakes

Friendly Lion Cupcakes

Course: Desserts

Products: Hand Mixers

Ingredients:

Recommended Hamilton Beach® Product:  Hand Mixer, Stand Mixer

  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • Vanilla (White) Buttercream Frosting
  • Chocolate Frosting

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin tins with baking cups.
  2. Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and unsweetened cocoa. Set mixture aside.
  3. In a large bowl, add the butter and sugar. Beat until they are pale yellow and fluffy, then add eggs one at a time until incorporated.
  4. Add vanilla, flour and milk.  Beat until combined.
  5. Fill baking cups 2/3 to 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Cool.
  7. Tint 1/2 cup of Vanilla (White) Buttercream Frosting pink.  Tint remaining frosting yellow.
  8. Frost cupcakes with yellow frosting. Use a small round decorating tip to make nose and ears.  Add inner ears and bottom of nose with pink frosting.
  9. Use a small round decorating tip and Chocolate Frosting to create the facial features. 
  10. Use a leaf decorating tip to create the furry mane.

Servings: 16