Updated: May 12
2 eggs OR two 1/4 cups of vanilla yogurt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup of cane sugar
½ cup milk, of your choosing - we used almond milk
2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon oil (recommend sunflower or olive)
1 package of chocolate chips, 2 chips per cupcake
1 package of your favorite chocolate chip cookies, or homemade chocolate chip cookies
1 1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
Blue food coloring (for natural food coloring, add 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries to a food processor and strain the liquid into a cup or bowl; add the blue liquid to the frosting mixture and whip until combined)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cupcake pan with cupcake papers. Get blue liners for an extra bonus!
In a medium-sized bowl or stand mixer, lightly beat the eggs, butter, and sugar, until light and fluffy.
Add milk, flour, vanilla, baking soda, and oil. Combine until light and creamy, about 2 minutes.
Divide the mixture evenly between the cake papers. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until risen and firm to touch.
Allow cooling for a few minutes and then transferring to a wire rack. Then, let the cupcakes cool fully before decorating!
Follow the frosting recipe as normal: if using the recipe above, just add all ingredients into a stand mixer or bowl, and whip until light and fluffy.
In a small bowl, add un-dyed vanilla frosting for eyes and set aside.
Dye the remaining frosting blue.
Place the frosting into a 16oz frosting bag, or your favorite frosting tool, fixed with a Wilton 2D decorating tip. Pipe frosting evenly over cupcakes.
To make the eyes, in a clean bag or frosting tool, fixed with a Wilton Round #1A decorating tip fill with the un-dyed vanilla frosting. Add two separate dollops at the top of the cupcake and place a chocolate chip in the center of the whites; I place the chocolate chips upside down so that the flat bottom is facing upwards.
For the mouth, press a cookie into the front of the frosting. If the cookies are too big, cut in half.