Popcorn Cupcakes

Make family movie night extra special with these adorable Popcorn Cucakes! Perfect for a movie themed birthday party or just for fun.

 

Make family movie night extra special with these adorable Popcorn Cupcakes! Perfect for a movie themed birthday party or just for fun.

If you are looking for more fun cupcake ideas, be sure to check out my fan favourite recipe for Ice Cream Sundae cupcakes. I have quite a few whimsical cupcake ideas I have shared over the years so I am sure you can find something that will really inspire you to get baking!

Cupcakes are just one of the most fun mediums to get really creative with (and eat!)  I know some people adore decorating cakes, but I find cupcakes are a lot less pressure but can be equally as show stopping.

 

Popcorn Cupcakes

Yields: 12 to 15 cupcakes

For the cupcakes:

¾ cup + 2 tbsp a/p flour
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp baking soda
1 large egg, room temperature
¾ cup granulated sugar
6 tbsp whole milk
¼ cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup hot water

 

For the topping:

2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
2-3 tbsp milk
½ cup popped popcorn
¼ cup chocolate chips, melted in a bowl

 

 

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

 

Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.

 

 

Sift together all dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.

 

Cream together egg and granulated sugar. Add oil and milk and stir.

 

Slowly add dry ingredients and mix at the same time.

 

 

 

Once batter forms, add hot water and mix.

 

Fill each lined section of your muffin pan with the batter, about 2/3 of the way.

 

Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of a cupcake.

 

Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.

 

Use an electric mixer to beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk.

 

Once all the ingredients are well-combined, smooth and form semi-stiff peaks, your buttercream is ready.

 

 

 

Scoop buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton tip #12 attached. Frost each cupcake.

 

 

Top each frosted cupcake with 4-5 pieces of popcorn. Drizzle melted chocolate on top. Serve and enjoy!

 

Make family movie night extra special with these adorable Popcorn Cucakes! Perfect for a movie themed birthday party or just for fun.

Popcorn Cupcakes
Ingredients
  • For the cupcakes:
  • ¾ cup + 2 tbsp a/p flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp whole milk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • For the topping:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp milk
  • ½ cup popped popcorn
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips melted in a bowl
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  3. Sift together all dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.
  4. Cream together egg and granulated sugar. Add oil and milk and stir.
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix at the same time.
  6. Once batter forms, add hot water and mix.
  7. Fill each lined section of your muffin pan with the batter, about 2/3 of the way.
  8. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center of a cupcake.
  9. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
  10. Use an electric mixer to beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk.
  11. Once all the ingredients are well-combined, smooth and form semi-stiff peaks, your buttercream is ready.
  12. Scoop buttercream into a piping bag with Wilton tip #12 attached. Frost each cupcake.
  13. Top each frosted cupcake with 4-5 pieces of popcorn. Drizzle melted chocolate on top. Serve and enjoy!

 

 

Make family movie night extra special with these adorable Popcorn Cucakes! Perfect for a movie themed birthday party or just for fun.

 

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