Dora's Pirate Treasure Cupcakes

Dora's Pirate Treasure Cupcakes

Nothing beats a cupcake except a cupcake surrounded by chocolate coins! Pop Dora's Pirate Cookie Pops in cupcakes with shining treasures!

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Dora's Pirate Treasure Cupcakes
More for Parents
This recipe is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.

Servings: 24

Prep Time: 30 min.

Cook Time: 18-22 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) cake mix
  • 1 can (16 oz.) chocolate frosting
  • Foil-covered chocolate coins (from party-supply and candy stores)
  • Dora's Pirate Cookie Pops
  • Yellow tube frosting (optional)

Supplies

  • Cupcake pans
  • 24 cupcake liners
Tip: Make sure the icing is a room temperature before you use it. It will be much easier to spread.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 24 cupcake pan cups with paper liners. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes.

  2. Step 2

    Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean, about 18 to 22 minutes. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack, invert, and cool completely.

  3. Step 3

    Spread the chocolate frosting on top of each cupcake. Arrange the chocolate coins on top. Insert a cookie pop in the center of each cupcake.

  4. Alternate Method: Make Dora's Pirate Treasure Cake

    To make treasure-chest-shaped cakes, bake the batter in 12 buttered and floured 2 1/4- by 4-inch loaf pans for 15 to 19 minutes. Frost with the chocolate frosting when cool. Pipe bands around the edges with yellow tube frosting. Garnish the plates with ground graham crackers, gold coins, and peach rings (to look like a chain).

Tip: Kids will enjoy counting out the shiny chocolate coins to put on the cupcakes. Save a few for munching!

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 690
  • Total Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 13g
  • Trans Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 45mg
  • Sodium: 294 mg
  • Total Carbs: 111g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 95g
  • Protein: 7g
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