Don’t these campfire cupcakes look amazing? We really enjoyed making them for our camping activities and they tasted so yummy!
To Make these Cupcakes
For the cupcakes, I made chocolate cake mix.
For the flames
I purchased a bag of red,yellow, orange lollipops. We placed the lollipops into a ziplock bag and then the boys smashed them up. We sprinkled the broken lollipops onto a lined baking tray (making sure to remove the lollipop sticks) and then melted it in the oven. It took around 10 minutes at 180˚C for the broken lollipops to melt. Make sure you don’t bake then for too long as you don’t want them to burn. Take out and cool then snap into pieces.
To decorate the cupcakes
We made a simple chocolate icing which we spread onto the cupcakes, then added some chopped kit kats for the logs and then pressed in some candy flames.
Chocolate Campfire Cupcakes
- 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour, sifted
- ⅓ cup (50g) cocoa, sifted
- 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
- ⅓ cup (80g) butter, softened
- ½ cup (125ml) milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 ¼ cups (195g) pure icing sugar
- 1 TBSP cocoa powder
- 10g (2 tsp) butter, softened
- 1 TBSP boiling water
- orange, red and yellow lollipops
To Make the Cupcakes
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and flour or grease and line a 24cm cake tin and set aside.
- Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix on high for 4 minutes.
- Pour into lined muffin containers and bake for about 12-15 minutes or until the cakes springs back when lightly touched in the centre.
To make the Icing
- To make the chocolate icing, sift the icing sugar and cocoa into a medium bowl. Add the butter and water, and stir with a wooden spoon until smooth. Use the back of a spoon or palette knife to spread the icing evenly over the top of the cooled cake.
To Make the Flames
- Place the lollipops into a zip lock bag and smash into small pieces. Place on a lined baking tray and bake for about 10 at 180˚C until melted together. Take out and cool, then break into flame pieces.
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