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Minecraft Cupcakes with Easy Grass Frosting

How to make fluffy chocolate Minecraft cupcakes and decorate them with an easy buttercream grass frosting. Ideas for wrappers and toppers too!
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Course: Cakes & Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 336kcal
Author: Mel Lockcuff


  • Wilton Recipe Right Muffin Pan, 6-cups
  • Collapsible Cupcake and Cake Carrier, 24 Cupcakes, 2 Layer, Easy to Transport
  • Miner Themed Pixel Grass Cupcake Wrappers, Set of 24
  • Pixel Cupcake Wrappers and Toppers for Minecraft Birthday Party (24 SET)
  • Wilton Leaf Green Icing Color, 1 oz.
  • Symphony Wire Tips, 3 Pcs Grass Stainless Steel Icing Piping Nozzles
  • Wilton Batter Spoons, Set of 3
  • OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Egg Separator
  • KitchenAid 5-Qt. Artisan Design Series with Glass Bowl - Candy Apple Red


Chocolate Cupcakes:

Buttercream Frosting:


  • Cream (or mix) together the butter, canola oil, and sugar for a good 5 to 8 minutes.
  • You should have already separated your eggs at this point, so go ahead and add the egg yolks and vanilla extract in with the sugar mixture, and mix well.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, mix together the dry ingredients, including the cake flour, dark cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Alternate adding the dry ingredients with the buttermilk to your creamed mixture, mixing after each addition.
  • Finally, when everything is mixed together, fold in the egg whites and mix together just until the batter is blended.
  • Add cupcake liners to your muffin tins (you'll need about 24 muffin cups), and pour or dispense the batter into each liner, filling each cup 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake at 350° F for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes; then remove to a wire rack to finish cooling before frosting.
  • To make green buttercream frosting, mix together the softened butter, vanilla extract, almond extract, and heavy whipping cream.
  • Add in the powdered sugar, and mix everything together for 2 to 3 minutes, mixing well.
  • Using Wilton Leaf Green (or a similar coloring), add green coloring to your frosting, and mix until well blended. Be sure to follow instructions for your specific food coloring.
  • Place the cooled cupcakes in the Minecraft liners of your choosing before decorating.
  • Using this large grass tip (or a similar grass tip), add grass to each cupcake with your green buttercream frosting. Make sure the icing is thin enough to squeeze through the tip but not so thin it'll just melt away. Your technique should be to squeeze thru, and pull up or away (see video above).
  • When finished, plop a cupcake topper into each cupcake if you want.


*To make your own buttermilk or sour milk, just add about a tablespoon of distilled white vinegar to a cup (or two) of milk; I usually use a tablespoon for every 1 to 2 cups of milk. Stir and let sit for 5 to 10 minutes.
*You can use a good gluten-free flour, along with xanthan gum, instead. This is my go to brand of gluten-free cake flour.
Because of the buttercream frosting in this recipe, I recommend refrigerating these cupcakes after they have completely cooled. I think these cupcakes taste better cold anyway!
This collapsible cupcake carrier (and cake carrier) holds 24 cupcakes, making it easy to transport your cupcakes wherever they need to go. I love that it's collapsible, so it's easy to store too.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 268mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g
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