Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chocolate Cub-Cakes

Here's a cute recipe that I used with my cooking class last Saturday. I found it in a wonderful cookbook called The Cake Mix Bible. The kids really enjoyed creating (and eating) these:

Chocolate Cub-Cakes

  • 1 chocolate cake mix (we used chocolate fudge)
  • 1 can chocolate frosting (we used classic chocolate)
  • chocolate wafer cookies (cut in quarters for ears) - 2 pieces per cubcake or use a decorated cookie as the photo shows
  • chocolate shot
  • chocolate non-pareils
  • cinnamon candies for eyes and nose (we used skittles and milk duds!)
  • black gel frosting for mouth
  1. Prepare cake mix as for cupcakes (one box made about 18 med/large)
  2. Frost with your choice of frosting
  3. Place cinnamon candies (or skittles or milk duds) as eyes
  4. Place cut cookies on top as ears - they can stand up or lie down, your preference
  5. Place nose in position
  6. Using gel frosting, pipe a line under the nose (muzzle) and smile on your cubcake
  7. Using chocolate non-pareils, fill in muzzle (as shown in photo) and use shot as "fur"
  8. Enjoy!
Consensus in my class was that it was "the best!" 

Note from the kitchen: Frosting anything, from cakes to cupcakes, is easier if they are frozen. Less crumbs, less mess.

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