mad braiding skills,
red hair dye,
and a lot of sillyness!
Oh, but wait... you're here for cupcakes, aren't you! Well, these cupcakes were the easiest ever, thanks to some grocery store staples, aaand they're seriously delicious. Are you a huge sucker for whipped cream? Because I know I am... if I could, I would eat a whole bowl of whipped cream with a spoon, no regrets. Well, imagine some plain ol' vanilla cupcakes (or, in my case, Funfetti :) ), then imagine a delicious dip of semisweet chocolate ganache on the top, and a generous dollop of whipped cream on top. Yum. Sprinkles optional, but recommended!
Oh, and did I mention they're really fun to make while you're with friends? And, by the way, Spongebob cupcake liners are totally required. ;) At first we were seriously considering making Joy the Baker's ridiculous Peanut Butter Cookie Dough-Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes with Marshmallow Frosting, but then we realized... we're too lazy to do all that work on a Tuesday night. We need something easier but still delicious! Ahh, well Joy's Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes fit the bill perfectly, and even better when we decided to use a boxed cake mix and canned whipped cream... don't judge. Most 18 year olds don't care for making fancy shmancy cupcakes, only for eating them. I'm one of the freaks... but that's alright. Make these cupcakes right now! With your friends, your family, or the kids you're babysitting. Easy AND absolutely delicious.
Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes
Adapted from Joy The Baker
Yields: 24 cupcakes
1 box Funfetti cake mix, plus water, oil, eggs, etc. called for on box (or homemade vanilla cupcakes)
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup milk or cream
1 can whipped cream (or freshly whipped cream)
Sprinkles and maraschino cherries, optional
Prepare cupcakes following the box's directions.
While the cupcakes are baking, place the chocolate chips and the milk/cream in a small saucepan, and melt over medium heat, stirring until smooth. Set aside for now.
When the cupcakes are ready, let cool on a wire rack (or, um, countertop :) ) until room temperature, or just cold enough to handle. Stir up the chocolate ganache, (put it back on the heat for a minute or two if it's solidified), then dip the tops of the cupcakes into it! When you have done all of them, you can either place them in the fridge to help the chocolate solidify, or, if you're an impatient teenager, immediately get to decorating them with the whipped cream. Decorate as wished, just know that the whipped cream deflates as the cupcakes sit, so don't decorate too far ahead of time. Enjoy! :)