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Strawberry Hi-Hat Cupcakes

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
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Take your cupcakes to new heights with this recipe filled with strawberry jam and topped in a chocolate-dipped strawberry buttercream. Recipe by Molly Yeh.
Created May 7, 2018
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free golden cake mix
  • Water, butter and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 3/4 cup strawberry jam or preserves
  • 2 cups unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar (or more to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Dash kosher (coarse) salt
  • 1 2/3 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • Candy sprinkles, if desired


  • 1
    Make, bake and cool 12 cupcakes as directed on box.
  • 2
    Use apple corer to create a well in each cupcake going about halfway down into centre. Fill each well with about 1 teaspoon of the jam.
  • 3
    To make frosting, in large bowl, beat remaining 1/2 cup of the jam and the butter with electric mixer on medium-high speed until well blended. On low speed, beat in icing sugar, vanilla and salt until well incorporated. If desired, taste and add more icing sugar.
  • 4
    Pipe a tall mound of frosting onto each cupcake. Freeze cupcakes about 30 minutes or until frosting is very firm.
  • 5
    In microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and coconut oil on High in 2 or 3 (30-second) incre-ments, stirring after each, until chocolate is melted. Cool chocolate until room temperature.
  • 6
    Dip frosting part of cupcakes into chocolate. Decorate with sprinkles. Refrigerate a few minutes until chocolate firms up. Serve immediately, or store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Leftover chocolate sauce can be stored at room temperature. Warm in the microwave before serving and enjoy it over ice cream or more cupcakes.
  • Tip 2
    Cupcakes can be frozen for up to a week. Thaw to room temperature before serving.

Nutrition Information

722.9 Calories, 43.6g Total Fat, 3.4g Protein, 85.1g Total Carbs, 41.8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 12
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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