Dessert

Polar Bear Cupcakes

Yields

12 - 12 serving

Total Time

Prep Time

Cook Time

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 package (15.25 oz.) dark chocolate fudge cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 c. oil
  • 1 package (3.4 oz.) instant cheesecake pudding mix
  • 1/2 c. mini semisweet chocolate chips

Frosting

  • 1 1/2 c. butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c. white chocolate chips melted, cooled slightly
  • 3 c. confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 c. sour cream at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla extract

Decorations

  • 24 mini marshmallows
  • 6 regular marshmallows
  • 24 black jelly beans
  • 24 small candy eyes
  • Wilton pearlized snowflake sprinkles
  • 12 mini Oreo cookies
  • 96 brown M&M's Minis candies

Instructions

Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahreheit. Line 24 muffin cups with liners. 

On low speed, beat cake mix with 1 cup water, eggs, oil, and pudding mix until blended, 30 seconds; on medium, beat 2 minutes. Stir in chocolate chips. Divide among liners. 

Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until pick inserted into center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Transfer from pans to racks; cool.

Frosting

On medium-high, beat butter until fluffy. On low, beat in melted white chips. Gradually beat in sugar, then sour cream and vanilla; on medium-high, beat until fluffy. Reserve 2 tablespoons frosting. Transfer remaining frosting to pastry bag fitted with medium round tip (such as Wilton #1A). Pipe frosting in swirl over each cupcake.

Decorations

For face cupcakes, cut each mini marshmallow in half crosswise for ears; flatten each piece slightly. Press into frosting. For muzzles, cut 1/4-inch-thick slice from each end of each regular marshmallow; discard center pieces. Place on cupcakes. Attach jelly bean noses, eyes and sprinkles with reserved frosting. 

For paws cupcakes, separate Oreos; place 2 halves on each cupcake, filling side down. Arrange M&M’s and sprinkles on cupcakes. 

Makes 12 face and 12 paws cupcakes.

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