Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Dark Chocolate (1/2 cup)
Heavy Cream (2 Tbsp)
together in a microwave oven, stirring every 20 seconds until combined fully. Set aside for now.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the
Caster Sugar (1/2 cup)
followed by the
Milk (3/4 cup)
Pancake Mix (3 cups)
Unsalted Butter (3 Tbsp)
. Once combined, add the
Fill the cupcake liners with batter until they are 1/2 full.
Add spoonfuls of
and drizzle the melted chocolate over the cupcakes.
Add more batter until the liners are 3/4 full. Then, give it a slight swirl using a spoon or chopstick.
Bake the cupcakes for 5 minutes.
Lower the heat to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) and bake for another 10 minutes. They should bake to form a nice dome shape. Let them cool before decorating.
Butter (1/3 cup)
using an electric mixer, adding the
Powdered Confectioners Sugar (1 Tbsp)
Raw Cocoa Powder (2 1/2 Tbsp)
Milk (1 Tbsp)
one at a time. Beat until it is light and fluffy.
a spoonful at a time and continue to mix.
Pour in the
Dark Chocolate (3 1/2 Tbsp)
and mix until it is well combined.
Make small incisions on the top of the cupcakes to insert the
Mini Chocolate Cookies (to taste)
Chocolate Biscuits (to taste)
that will be the animal ears. To make the bear cupcakes, make the incisions further apart. For rabbit cupcakes, they will look cuter with the ears closer together.
Coat the ears with chocolate banana buttercream, and insert them into the cupcakes. Cover the cupcake with the chocolate banana buttercream as well.
Dark Chocolate (to taste)
, pipe on the eyes, snout, and whiskers for the rabbits. Mix
White Chocolate (to taste)
Pink Food Coloring (to taste)
to draw on "blush."
Enjoy these cute cupcakes!