Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes
I have been toying with the idea of hot fudge cupcakes for awhile. Like everyone else, I am super busy so I use any shortcut I can find when baking. Though I prefer baking from scratch, it’s just not in the cards at the moment. This is a quick, easy, I need to make something in a hurry because I don’t have much time recipe.
I have posted before that I would never purchase a chocolate cake mix again. I usually make my chocolate cakes from a yellow cake mix adding sour cream and coca. You can find my recipe here
. But in an effort to save time, I purchased a swiss chocolate cake mix to use as my base. Adding hot fudge topping and chocolate pudding to the mix gave it that little touch to make it wonderful, not to mention that it makes this a triple chocolate cake! I topped it with a french vanilla frosting, chocolate sauce, and nuts. I substituted sprinkles on some of the cupcakes for those who do not like nuts.
For the Cake:
- 1 box of your favorite chocolate cake mix or favorite cake from scratch
- 1/2 cup Hot Fudge Topping
- 1 small box of chocolate pudding mix
Make cake according to directions on box; add the hot fudge topping and box of chocolate pudding mix. Mix and bake according to directions on box.
For the Frosting:
- 1 cup of vegetable shortening (you can use 1/2 cup butter & 1/2 cup shortening but it will not be pure white)
- 1/2 cup french vanilla creamer (I used coffee-mate french vanilla liquid creamer)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 4 cups of powdered sugar
Mix shortening, creamer, and vanilla with an electric mixer on low speed. Alternately add powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached. You may need to add more powdered sugar or creamer to achieve correct consistency.
Drizzle with more hot fudge and nuts/sprinkles as desired. Top with cherry !
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