When I first saw cupcake cake bites on Bakerella I knew I had to try them. My daughter’s first birthday party was the perfect opportunity since I had decided on a cupcake theme. Here’s what you’ll need to make cupcake bites:
1 boxed cake mix, any flavor (red velvet works well) (+ eggs, water, oil to prepare)
1 can of cream cheese frosting
Chocolate candy melts in brown + at least one other color for the “frosting”
Once it has baked and cooled completely, crumble the whole thing up into a large bowl and add the can of frosting. Mix with the back side of a spoon. You can also do it with your hands and it’s easier but messy.Form mixture into small balls and set on a wax paper lined tray. Make sure that the balls are small enough to fit inside the candy mold. Melt the brown candy melts according to the package directions. I used the microwave set for about 20 to 30 seconds and stirring in between. Repeat until melted completely. Using a spoon or a squeeze bottle, fill your molds to about 1/4 inch from the top.
Before the chocolate sets, place the cake mixture ball in the middle until the chocolate squishes up to the top edge. Put them in the freezer for a few minutes to set. Then carefully pop them out of the tray.Melt your colored chocolate, then holding the “cupcake” by the base, dip the top in until the colored chocolate meets the “wrapper”. Before the chocolate sets, top with sprinkles and a red M&M “cherry”.
These make a really cute party favor, especially when packaged in a cellophane bag and tied with a ribbon or in a mini cake box. One recipe will make around 50 cupcake bites.