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, chocolate Graduation Cap Cupcakes. They're 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 chocolaty extra credit. There's no limit to the creativity for this Graduation Cap Cupcakes recipe — try mixing food coloring into frosting to create your grad's school colors or top with colored sprinkles. Prepping for a graduation party? Complete the sweet spread by making ROLO® Candy Diplomas — fun party favors are sure to be a hit.
Top your chocolate cupcakes with this easy Vanilla Buttercream Frosting.
Heat oven to 350° F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper or foil bake cups.
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.
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.
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