Seriously cute Honey Bee Beehive Cupcake Recipe!
Author: Tammilee
Ingredients
  • Cupcake Ingredients:
  • 1 3/4 C Flour
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 1 C Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 C Whole Milk
  • 1/2 C Oil
  • 2 TSP Vanilla
  • 1 C Boiling Water
  • Honey Bee Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 C soft unsalted butter
  • 4 + C powder sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Neon Yellow gel food coloring
  • Royal Icing Ingredients:
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • Black gel food coloring
Instructions
  1. Cupcake Directions:
  2. -Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. -Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  4. -In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.
  5. -Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
  6. -Mix all together until fully incorporated.
  7. -Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
  8. -Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.
  9. -The batter may be a little runny.
  10. -Scoop batter into cupcake paper liners until 3/4 full.
  11. -Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  12. -Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  13. -Take baked cupcakes out of the cupcake pan.....place on a wire rack to cool completely.
  14. Frosting Directions:
  15. -Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
  16. -If it doesn't cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  17. -Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then....
  18. - Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time.... mix well.
  19. -Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
  20. -Add the neon yellow gel food coloring.....mix well.
  21. -If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.
  22. -Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  23. -Begin frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working your way into the center of the cupcake.
  24. Icing Directions:
  25. -Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
  26. -If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
  27. - Spoon the icing into a bowl.
  28. -Add several drops of black gel food coloring in the large bowl of icing ... stir well to mix the color.