Anthill Cupcakes

A delicious chocolate chip cupcake recipe decorated to look like little anthills!

Makes 14 to 16 cupcakes

Things you'll need

  • 1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter
  • ½ cup cookie butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ¾ cup mini chocolate chips
  • Chocolate buttercream
  • Biscoff Cookies
  • Black mat pearls
  • Black royal icing
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Hand Mixer with attachments
  • Whisk
  • Rubber spatula
  • Pyrex measuring cup
  • Brown Cake liners
  • Decorating bag fitted with a 1A tip
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Food Processor
  • Decorating bag fitted with a  #2 tip
  • Tweezers

Let's get started!

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using a hand mixer beat together the butter, cookie butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating between each addition and scraping down the sides.
  4. Add the vanilla and mix well.
  5. Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients, ½ the milk, 1/3 of the dry and the remaining milk, scraping down between each addition. Add the remaining 1/3 dry ingredients and mix well.
  6. Fold in the mini chocolate chips by hand.
  7. Pour the batter into the cupcake liners and bake at 375°F for 14-16 minutes, test the center of the cupcake to make sure it is done.
  8. Cool the cupcakes completely and top with a dome of chocolate buttercream.
  9. Roll the cupcakes in the ground cookies to look like sand hill.
  10. Take a toothpick and create a little hole where the ants would come and go.
  11. Place two black balls on the side of the cupcake and then pipe legs for the ant.
  12. Repeat for a second ant.
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