Metroid Cupcakes


Today I made chocolate Metroid cupcakes with my friend Greg! They're super easy to make and fun to decorate! 

Yield: makes 24 cupcakes


Things you'll need

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 3/4 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 oz. semi-sweet dark morsels
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Raspberries
  • Whole cashews
  • Muffin tin
  • Cupcake liners

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Line the muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, add the semi sweet morsels and stick of butter and place it in the microwave at 30 second intervals until melted and smooth.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. In another large bowl, mix together the light brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs and vanilla extract  until well combined.
  6. Add the butter and chocolate mixture into the egg mixture and mix again.
  7. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and buttermilk to the wet ingredients starting and ending with the dry ingredients.
  8. Fill the liners 2/3 full and bake for about 18 minutes. Let it cool completely.

Time to decorate!

  1. For the pinchers, take two cashews and slice it in half.
  2. Using a knife, trim the bottom to make it pointy. 
  3. Place the cupcakes on a baking sheet.
  4. Tint the buttercream green and scoop it in a piping bag.
  5. Pipe some frosting on top of the cupcakes.
  6. Sprinkle the green sprinkles on top of the frosting.
  7. Place three raspberries on top and add 4 pinchers on the bottom facing inwards.




Written By Rosanna Pansino