Despicable Me Cupcakes are a Villainous Treat

January 18, 2012

Despicable Me cupcakes from are a villainous treat that are so bad, they're good.  The minion characters are recreated in edible form with the use of Twinkies.   The cupcakes are vanilla flavored and topped with a buttercream frosting.  For a more colorful cupcake, add blue food coloring to resemble the minion's work overalls.  Despicable Me cupcakes are the perfect dessert to entertain kids and adults alike.

Despicable Me Cupcakes
Recipe from


1 1/4 cups - flour
1 teaspoon - baking powder
1/8 teaspoon - kosher salt
7 tablespoons - unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup - sugar
2 - Large eggs
2/3 cup - whole milk
1 teaspoon - vanilla extract

Buttercream Frosting:
1/2 cup - unsalted butter, softened
3 1/2 cups - confectioners' sugar
little less than 1/4 cup - milk
2 tsp. - almond or vanilla extract

Extra Ingredients:
Multiple Food colors
Long rectangular shaped sprinkles
Op. small circular sprinkles

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