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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13 Responses to Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

  1. AndiWinslow says:

    You can cheat, they look delicious. I think I may have to try making these at some point. I made this past weekend Gingerbread Cupcakes that I had seen sometime ago on Pinterest. I feel in love with what I saw on pinterest then I feel in love with the cupcakes I made and I love my photo. Toot my own horn. PS recently I saw that coolwhip is making a frosting that is in the dairy frozen section of the markets, that would work on top!!!! andi

  2. What a great idea!! These look amazing! I saw your link at Mrs. Happy Homemaker. I’m pinning this recipe!

  3. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing at Wanderlust Wednesday! Looks yummy!

  4. Oh my, these look delicious and so much fun. I would love for you to link up to my Tasty Thursdays link party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi

  5. Maria says:

    Mmmm these look beautiful and delicious! Love the cherry on top!

  6. michele says:

    wow! these look fabulous!

    hope you will find a moment to stop by and enter a giveaway i am hosting for followers (i hope you win!):

    happy weekend to you!


  7. Jerri Rivers says:

    Your cupcakes look delicious! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites!

  8. Sandy O says:

    Did you use instant or regular pudding? They look yummy!

  9. Miz Helen says:

    Your Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes look fabulous, I can’t wait to taste one. Hope you have a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  10. Great idea! And they look so cute!

  11. Yummy! You will be one of the features at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Pop on in and grab a feature button! Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  12. Theresa says:

    Mmmmm, these look AMAZING! Pinning to my cupcake board, thanks for sharing.

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