Frosted Animal Cracker Cupcakes

Today, I’m not going to ramble. All I will tell you is that today, my friends, it’s time to celebrate!

Have you celebrated yet by entering by one-year anniversary giveaway?

Good ‘ol Merriam-Webster defines the word celebrate as observing a notable occasion with festivities. We’re going to do just that!

CAKEfyi is turning 1 year old today, and I’m having a party! I’m giving away a copy of Jessie Oleson of CakeSpy’s first book, and I am also offering up these sweet treats. What more could you ask for? Let’s party!

Frosted Animal Cracker Cupcakes

Basic Vanilla Cupcake

1/2 C Butter

1 1/4 C Sugar

2 Eggs

3 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1 1/4 C Flour

1 3/4 Tsp Baking Powder

1/4 Tsp Salt

3/4 C Milk

1/4 Tsp Salt

24 Frosted Animal Crackers

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, then add the vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add a third of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and beat until incorporated. Add half of milk and mix well. Add another third of the flour, mix, then add the remaining milk. Add the remaining flour and continue beating until well mixed.

Line or spray a cupcake tin. In each well, add a tablespoon of batter, then drop one frosted animal cracker into each. Then add 1/4 C of batter to each well, covering the frosted animal cracker. Add another frosted animal cracker on top of the batter in each cupcake well.

Bake for 16-18 minutes until golden.

Once cupcakes have cooled, top them with Basic Buttercream Icing and sprinkles!

Basic Buttercream Icing

1/2 C Butter

1 1/2-2 Cups Powdered Sugar

1 Tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1 Tbsp Milk

Beat the butter and a 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar. Add the extract and milk and continue beating. Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.

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3 Responses to Frosted Animal Cracker Cupcakes

  1. spiffycookie says:

    Great idea and very fun!

  2. Oh my gosh, these are totally adorbz! Love me some Animal cookies 🙂

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