February 2nd is Groundhog Day! Let’s celebrate with these adorable Twice as Good groundhog cupcakes!

Yield: 24 Groundhog Cupcakes Cooking Time: 3 Hours Difficulty: Easy

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners.
  2. Cupcakes: Mix flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl. In a separate bowl whisk the butter and sugar, slowly add the eggs, milk and vanilla.
  3. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry ingredients and slowly whisk until they are well blended. Do not over mix.
  4. Fill the paper liners ¾ of the way and bake for 18-20 minutes until the cupcakes are cooked through. Let cool completely.
  5. Frosting: Combine all the frosting ingredients in a bowl. Whisk until there are no lumps.
  6. Spread about two tablespoons of frosting onto each cooled cupcake.
  7. Place the remaining frosting in a piping bag fitted with a small round tip.
  8. Next pulverize the chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor.
  9. Dip the tops of the frosted cupcakes into the chocolate crumbs. Set aside
  10. Thread a toothpick ¾ of the way through the center of each chocolate cake cookie.
  11. Use a small dot of prepared frosting on the back of each candy eye to adhere two to each cookie.
  12. Next place a small dot of frosting under each set of eyes to make a nose.
  13. Use the large brown candy coated chocolates to make two cheeks.
  14. Place two small brown candy coated chocolates at the tops of the cookies to make ears.
  15. Cut each marshmallow in half. Make a small slit ¾ of the way though the half of the marshmallow and slightly separate it. Stick the cut side to the cookie under the cheeks to make two long groundhog teeth.
  16. Now insert the toothpick into the center of the cupcake and stand up each groundhog.
  17. Place two small brown candy coated chocolates in front of the groundhog to make the little hands. Enjoy!

Equipment:

Measuring Cups
Measuring Spoons
Cupcake Pans
Cupcake Liners
Mixing Bowls
Whisk
Toothpicks
Piping Bag with Tip
Food Processor
Knife

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes:
  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tablespoon Baking Powder
  • 1 pinch Kosher Salt
  • ¾ cup Butter or Coconut Oil, softened
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  • Frosting:
  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 4 tablespoons Butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (optional)
  • Decorations:
  • 10-20 Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
  • 24 Small Chocolate Cake Cookies
  • 48 Candy Eyes
  • 48 Large Brown Candy Coated Chocolates
  • 96 Small Brown Candy Coated Chocolates
  • 1 cup Mini Marshmallows