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Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

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These hot fudge sundae cupcakes are delicious, easy to make, and so fun. They're the perfect snack or dessert to share!
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Finished hot fudge sundae cupcakes ready to eat.

These hot fudge sundae cupcakes are delicious, easy to make, and so fun. They’re the perfect snack or dessert to share!

The great thing about making these hot fudge cupcakes is that they look and taste a lot more complicated than they actually are. The process to make them only takes about 20 minutes and they bake for 20 minutes so you’ll have only 40 minutes of time actively creating these tasty treats.

Have a summer party, backyard BBQ, or family gathering coming up?! These hot fudge sundae cupcakes travel much better than actual ice cream sundaes!

Another delicious summer must try recipe are these Cream Soda Cake Mix Cupcakes, don’t miss out! You should also try these Chocolate Root Beer Cupcakes, Oreo Sunflower Cupcakes and my favorite Layered Red White and Blue Cupcakes!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make hot fudge sundae cupcakes:

To make the cupcakes you will need a dark chocolate fudge cake mix, the ingredients for your cake preparation like eggs, oil, and water, and then some cupcake liners!

To make the toppings you will need vanilla frosting, hot fudge, mixed nuts, whipped topping, and maraschino cherries with the stems on them!

I also use pastry bags and/or ziploc bags for the filling and decorating process!

Ingredients needed to make hot fudge sundae cupcakes.

How to make hot fudge cupcakes:

Making these hot fudge cupcakes is really easy and fun! Check out the step by step guide below for more details!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Line a muffin pan with 24 cupcake liners.

Cupcake pans lined and ready to go.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine ingredients for cake mix and prepare according to directions.

A look into the stand mixer combining ingredients.

Fill each cupcake liner about ½ full with cake batter.

filled cupcake tins.

Bake on the center oven rack for 18-22 minutes, checking at 18 minutes by inserting a toothpick into the center of a cupcake. If it comes out clean, cupcakes are done.

Cupcakes ready to be iced.

Once done, remove cupcakes from the oven and set on a cooling rack, until completely cool.

Once cupcakes are cool, add a thin layer of vanilla frosting to each one. 

Iced cupcakes ready to top.

Heat the hot fudge in a small microwave safe bowl for about 20 seconds.

*Easy tip – Place one ziplock bag into a cup and fold the top around the rim of the cup. Pour the hot fudge into the baggie.

Using a scissors or knife, snip off the very corner of the bag, and drizzle fudge over the frosting on each cupcake, using a back and forth motion.

Hot fudge on the cupcakes.

Add nuts to each cupcake.

nuts being added to the hot fudge sundae cupcakes.

Place one ziplock bag into a cup and fold the top around the rim of the cup. Spoon the whipped topping into the bag.

Frosting being added to the top of the cupcakes.

Snip off about ½ inch or so of the corner of the bag and pipe a small amount of whipped topping onto the center of each cupcake.

Cherries being added.

Add a cherry to the top of the whipped topping on each cupcake.

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A look at the finished hot fudge sundae cupcakes.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

Top down shot of these finished hot fudge cupcakes ready to eat.

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A close up of the finished hot fudge sundae cupcakes ready to eat.

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Printable Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes Recipe:

Finished hot fudge sundae cupcakes ready to eat.

Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

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These hot fudge sundae cupcakes are delicious, easy to make, and so fun. They're the perfect snack or dessert to share!
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Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients and supplies for cupcakes:
  • Dark chocolate fudge cake mix
  • Ingredients to make cake mix for this one it was 3 large eggs, 1 cup water, ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • Cupcake liners
  • Ingredients and supplies for topping:
  • 16 oz container vanilla frosting
  • ½ cup hot fudge
  • ¼ cup mixed nuts dessert topping
  • 4-6 oz whipped topping
  • 24 maraschino cherries with stems
  • 2 ziplock bags or pastry bags

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a muffin pan with 24 cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, combine ingredients for cake mix and prepare according to directions.
  • Fill each cupcake liner about ½ full with cake batter.
  • Bake on the center oven rack for 18-22 minutes, checking at 18 minutes by inserting a toothpick into the center of a cupcake. If it comes out clean, cupcakes are done.
  • Once done, remove cupcakes from the oven and set on a cooling rack, until completely cool.
  • Once cupcakes are cool, add a thin layer of vanilla frosting to each one.
  • Heat the hot fudge in a small microwave safe bowl for about 20 seconds.
  • *Easy tip – Place one ziplock bag into a cup and fold the top around the rim of the cup. Pour the hot fudge into the baggie.
  • Using a scissors or knife, snip off the very corner of the bag, and drizzle fudge over the frosting on each cupcake, using a back and forth motion.
  • Add nuts to each cupcake.
  • Place one ziplock bag into a cup and fold the top around the rim of the cup. Spoon the whipped topping into the bag.
  • Snip off about ½ inch or so of the corner of the bag and pipe a small amount of whipped topping onto the center of each cupcake.
  • Add a cherry to the top of the whipped topping on each cupcake.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 332kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 267mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g

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