This Disney’s Beast Double Chocolate Fudge Filled Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting recipe is one of the most delicious cupcake recipes you’ll ever make. A decadent dark chocolate cupcake is topped with delicious blue-tinted frosting and a beautiful candy rose to give the classic colors and feel of the Beast from Beauty and the Beast.
At first glance, this cupcake might seem like a big undertaking, but don’t worry. This isn’t an episode of Cupcake Wars. This delicious cupcake is a semi-homemade treat that uses a boxed cake mix to speed things along. The frosting is easy to make, as well. So basically, what you’re getting is a cupcake that looks fancy but only takes a very small amount of time. It’s the best combination ever!
So put on Beauty and the Beast, get out your cookware, and get ready to make one amazingly delicious cupcake that’s as easy as it is beautiful. Tale as old as time. Song as old as rhyme. This cupcake is a feeeeaaaaasssssst.
- 1 chocolate fudge cake mix
- 1 cup water
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
- 1 3.5-ounce box of instant chocolate pudding
- 1 cup hot fudge sauce
- Blue cupcake liners (Get them at Walmart or on Amazon)
- Cupcake Injector (Get them at Walmart or on Amazon)
- 1 stick salted butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup white chocolate chips
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon half and half or whole milk
- Blue food coloring (Gel food flooring will give you a deeper color. I use this set from Amazon)
- 1 large piping bag, 1 large round frosting tip
- Wilton Rose Icing Decorations, 8-Count (I get mine at Walmart as they are much higher on Amazon)
- Wilton blue sanding sugar (Get it on Amazon)
Directions for Cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or line a standard muffin tin.
Steps 1-2: Add cake mix to a large mixing bowl. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix in your water, oil, eggs and chocolate pudding on medium until well incorporated.
Step 3: Add batter into the muffin tin until each is about 2/3 full. Bake for 16-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before adding the chocolate hot fudge sauce filling.
Directions for Frosting:
Steps 4-6: In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter, and beat until light and fluffy. Melt the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl in 15 second bursts until smooth. Add a bit of water if needed. Mix in melted white chocolate and the vanilla extract.
Steps 7-9: Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, while adding a bit of the half and half or milk in between each cup. Continue to mix for 1 minute or until creamy. Add in your blue food coloring, 1-2 drops at a time. Mix until desired color is achieved.
Steps 10-11: Using the bottom of a spoon or other utensil, poke a hole in the middle of each cupcake, about ¾ down. Add the chocolate hot fudge sauce to the cupcake injector. Carefully inject the filling into the middle of each cupcake.
Steps 12-14: Prepare piping bag and fill bag with frosting. Frost your cupcakes, add your blue sanding sugar, and top each cupcake with a sugar rose.
Makes 24 cupcakes.