If you know me you know I have a sweet tooth (usually for my Orange Crush Cupcakes). I am also a sucker for a chocolate cupcake! So I made it a point to find a good homemade chocolate cupcake recipe and this one is a favorite. I use it as a base in many recipes but this time, I used the recipe to make these campfire cupcakes. They are super easy to make and are perfect for any camping trip or BBQ! I love the salty sweet combination.
Campfire Cupcakes – Homemade Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
Like I said this recipe is really easy, and it’s even fun for kids to help out with.
1 C. sugar
1/2 C. butter, melted
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 C. milk
#1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 ct muffin tin with cupcake liners
#2. Combine the cupcake ingredients, mixing well.
#3. Fill each cupcake tin about 3/4 full.
#4. Bake for 20-23 minutes.
#5. Let the cupcakes cool completely.
#1. Generously frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting.
#2. Break 2 pretzel sticks in 1/2 and place on top of the cupcake (see photo).
#4. Attach the star tip to your frosting bag and fill with orange frosting.
#5. Gently squeeze the orange frosting out of the bag on top of the pretzel sticks, so it resembles fire (see photo).
*Makes 12 cupcakes
You can also use the Wilton Sparkle Orange gel for the icing it will make it look even more fiery.
So I want to know, what are you favorite camping desserts (or cupcakes!) Let me know in the comments below!
- 1 C. sugar
- 1/2 C. butter, melted
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 C. flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 C. milk
- small pretzel sticks
- chocolate frosting, any brand
- white frosting
- Wilton orange gel food coloring
- star frosting tip
- disposable piping bag
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 12 ct muffin tin with cupcake liners (optional)
- Combine the cupcake ingredients, mixing well.
- Fill each cupcake tin about 3/4 full.
- Bake for 20-23 minutes.
- Let the cupcakes cool completely.
- Generously frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting.
- Break 2 pretzel sticks in 1/2 and place on top of the cupcake (see photo).
- Add a few drops of the orange gel food coloring to your white frosting and stir to combine. Add more drops as needed to make a nice bright orange.
- Attach the star tip to your frosting bag and fill with orange frosting.
- Gently squeeze the orange frosting out of the bag on top of the pretzel sticks so it resembles fire (see photo).
- Makes 12 cupcakes
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