Leopard Cupcakes Recipe
By Brittany at Addicted2savings4u.com
Who doesn’t love a sweet, beautiful treat? Today I made Leopard Cupcakes which look amazing and taste amazing! It’s a win, win situation! These cupcakes are ideal for birthday parties, baby showers, bridal showers, holidays or everyday events! These beautiful cupcakes were made with homemade cake mix and top off with a two toned frosting to give it a fun party look.
Their so easy to make and a great project to get the kids involved in, my 4 year old son had a blast helping me add the spots to these cupcakes! I hope you find a love for these cupcakes as much as I did and give it a whirl for yourself, enjoy.
- 2¼ stick butter
- 1¼ cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- food coloring
- Using a kitchenaid mixer add in 2¼ stick softened butter and 1¼ cup sugar and let beat on high speed for roughly 5-6 minutes.
- Once the ingredients are light and fluffy add in 4 eggs and 1 cup flour and mix on medium setting.
- After all ingredients are mixed in add in the rest of the flour and mix with a spoon or spatula.
- Add in light pink food coloring as this will be your base color.
Once you have mixed up your homemade cake mix you will seperate the mix into 3 bowls. Bowl #1 will be the based mix color, Bowl #2 will be bright pink, and Bowl #3 will be black. I used all wilton gel coloring kits that can be purchased here. Once all 3 colors are mixed up place each color in a disposable bag and cut the tips off as these will be our tools for filling the cupcake liners.
In muffin tin place 12 cupcake liners and fill bottom of all liners with light pink color.
Strategically place black “spots” throughout the cupcakes in the middle, on the sides, wherever you want. Go crazy with those black spots just don’t let them touch. On top of the black spots place hot pink spots to create the leopard spots. Feel free to add some hot pink spots alone as well.
Cover the spots up with a layer of based frosting again and repeat the spots.
Bake in oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes and once down allow to cool before frosting.
If you want to do a two toned frosting like I did than keep on reading its so easy!
I used store bought Pillsbury Bright Pink and vanilla frosting and place each color in one piping bag with a closed star tip to create the rosette swirl on top.
Starting in the middle of the cupcake squeeze lightly to dispense frosting and twirl the frosting around the cupcake in a rose like manner, it’s super easy to do and you should catch on quickly!! Hope you enjoyed these beautiful cupcakes and soon will be making a batch of your own!!