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Monkey Cupcakes Recipe
Monkey Cupcakes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Monkey Cupcakes Recipe

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Kids‘ eyes will light up when they see these cute jungle goodies. "They never fail to make my grandkids smile, and they’re always a hit at bake sales," says Sandra Seaman of Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chocolate frosting
  • 24 vanilla wafers
  • Black and red decorating gel
  • 48 pastel blue and/or green milk chocolate M&M's
  • 12 Nutter Butter cookies

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 265 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Prepare batter and bake according to package directions for cupcakes; cool completely.
  2. Set aside 1/4 cup frosting. Frost cupcakes with remaining frosting. With a serrated knife, cut off and discard a fourth of each vanilla wafer. Place a wafer on each cupcake, with the rounded edge of wafer near edge of cupcake, for face. Add dots of black gel for nostrils. With red gel, pipe on mouths.
  3. Place M&M's above wafers for eyes; add dots of black gel for pupils. Using reserved frosting and a #16 star tip, pipe hair. Carefully separate cookies; cut each in half. Position one on each side of cupcakes for ears. Yield: 2 dozen.
How-To: Kids' little fingers are just the right size for placing pieces. Cupcake assembly»
Give kids creative freedom to ensure that no two monkey faces are the same. Monkey faces»
Originally published as Monkey Cupcakes in Taste of Home April/May 2007, p45

Nutritional Facts

1 cupcake equals 265 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 247 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Reviews for Monkey Cupcakes(20)

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Reviewed Jan. 1, 2013

when i first made these everyone loved the,m soo much. ive had to make these many many times again for family and friends. and they always impress them. however they do take time and patience

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Reviewed Apr. 13, 2012

I made these as a treat for a co-worker that was moving away. Everyone LOVED them and had huge smiles when they saw them. I did not give anyone a clue what I was doing before I brought them out, so it was a complete surprise. My kids, of course, had to each 'taste test' one and it met their approval as well

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Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

I made these for my daughter's 9th birthday. Everyone loved them and thought they were *so* cute!

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Reviewed Jun. 27, 2011

I made these for my daughters 13th birthday party. She is a huge monkey fan! These were so easy to make and a huge hit with not only my daughter but her freinds as well. They looked just like the picture in the magazine!

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Reviewed May. 2, 2011

I made them for the grandchidren and they even had names for them before they ate them

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