Unicorn Cupcakes

Unicorn Cupcakes

Kids will flip for these unicorn treats, and you'll love how easy and quick they are to decorate. The result is a party win for kids and adults alike.
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  • Serves: 12 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Line 1 (12-cup) standard muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Step 2

    Make the cupcakes. In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Step 3

    In another bowl, beat the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until light and foamy, about 2 minutes. While beating, gradually pour in the melted butter followed by the vanilla.
  4. Step 4

    Working in batches, alternately add the flour mixture and the milk to the egg mixture. Do not overmix. 
  5. Step 5

    Divide the batter evenly into each cup of the prepared muffin tin. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.
  6. Step 6

    Cool the cupcakes in the tin on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on the rack completely. 
  7. Step 7

    To prepare the frosting, beat the softened butter until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and beat until no lumps remain. 
  8. Step 8

    Add the heavy cream, vanilla, and salt. Beat until combined. 
  9. Step 9

    Place the frosting in a piping bag fitted with a large star tip . Pipe a few swirls of frosting on each cupcake.
  10. Step 10

    Decorate the cupcakes with pastel colored sprinkles.
  11. Step 11

    Place a few tablespoons of pink sanding sugar on a plate. Halve each marshmallow on the diagonal, then press the cut side in the sugar to coat.
  12. Step 12

    Press two marshmallow unicorn ears in place on each cupcake. Place a gold spiral candle between the marshmallow ears on each cupcake to become the unicorn horn. Serve.