Totally Awesome Kid-Made Pokemon Cupcakes

Last week we made some simple Pokemon sugar cookies, and my daughter just couldn’t get enough! We had to add to our Pokemon Go themed desserts, so we had so much fun making these Kid-Made Pokemon Cupcakes!

Kids will love helping to make these easy Pokemon Cupcakes - perfect for a Pokemon birthday party!

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These cupcakes are super easy for little helpers to help make and are a fun surprise for back-to-school lunch boxes.

Totally Awesome Kid-Made Pokemon Cupcakes

I’m sharing my go-to chocolate cake recipe to make these simple Pokemon cupcakes, but you can substitute your favorite recipe (or even a boxed mix) in it’s place – as long as you promise that you’ll be using my homemade vanilla buttercream to frost them! (For more easy cakes that kids can help make, check out my collection here.)

How to Make Pokemon Cupcakes

First, make your chocolate cupcakes:

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
Preheat oven to 350°F
Grease a donut tray and set aside.
Stir sugar with flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl.
Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, and beat well.
Slowly stir in boiling water until you reach a runny consistency. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Using a 1/4 cup measuring cup, portion out the batter into silicone cupcake liners
Bake 18-22 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.

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Homemade Vanilla Buttercream

While the cupcakes are baking, prepare your vanilla buttercream frosting:

  • 1 cup butter
  • 3-4 cups icing sugar or powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2-4 Tablespoons heavy cream or milk
Beat the butter and sugar together until smooth, then add in the vanilla and 2 Tablespoons of cream. Adjust the consistency with more sugar for a stiffer frosting, or more cream for a softer frosting.
Frost the cupcakes with the buttercream however you’d like – the simpler the better for this design!

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Next, you can portion out 1/2 cup of your buttercream and dye it red, but I preferred to go with a store bought red frosting because red and black are so hard to make at home. You mostly taste the homemade frosting anyways so it doesn’t really feel like a compromise to me!

Cover half of the cupcakes with the red frosting and allow to set before moving on to the black frosting, or you’ll experience color bleeding like I did!

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Use a black frosting pen to make a line down the center of the cupcake.

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Place a white chocolate chip in the center and then use the black frosting pen to outline the white chocolate chip. (You can also use any round, white candy like an M&M if you prefer.)

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Do you have a Pokemon fan who would love these simple Pokemon cupcakes for a special occasion?

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