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Graduation Cap Cupcakes

Details

Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
36 cupcakes

Class dismissed! Your student put in the hard work, now it’s time for a sweet treat. Whether they completed kindergarten or graduated from college, everyone will love celebrating with these decadent “perfectly chocolate” chocolate cupcakes made with rich HERSHEY’S Cocoa and topped with homemade candy graduation caps. Toss in a cup of HERSHEY’S Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips for chocolatey extra credit. Make the grade on your dessert display by adding food coloring to your frosting in your grad’s school colors or making these sweet ROLO® Candy Diplomas as party favors.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
23 minutes
Cool Time
45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups
    sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK COCOA
  • 1 1/2 tsps
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsps
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 cup
    milk
  • 1/2 cup
    vegetable oil
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    boiling water
  • 2 cups
    Vanilla Frosting (homemade or ready-to-spread)
add a garnish Add a Garnish

Top your chocolate cupcakes with this easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.

Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
muffin tin Muffin Tin
muffin cups Muffin Cups
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
1

Heat oven to 350° F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper or foil bake cups.

2

Following HERSHEY'S "Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Cupcake recipe, stir together dry ingredients in large bowl. Add remaining ingredients except boiling water. Beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Fill muffin cups 1/2 full with batter.

3

Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely. Frost with vanilla buttercream frosting. Garnish cupcakes with Graduation Cap Toppers and school color sprinkles, if desired.

Additional questions?