Dr. Seuss Cupcakes with sprinkles scattered
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Dr. Seuss Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake mix cupcakes, chocolate cupcake recipe, Dr. Seuss Cupcakes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 193kcal
Author Miranda Couse




  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 - 6 tablespoons milk

Dr. Seuss Cupcake Toppers



  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with green cupcake liners
  • In a large mixing bowl, add in the chocolate cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs. Beat with a hand mixer on medium until incorporated.
  • Fill the cupcake liners 1/2 full with the cake batter.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until done. Insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean or with moist crumbs, the cupcakes are done.
  • Let the cupcakes cool completely.


  • In a large mixing bowl, add butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. Beat on medium until light and fluffy.
  • Scoop the buttercream into a piping bag fitted with a Wilton tip #10.
  • Frost each cupcake with a thin layer of frosting: making it look like the yolk of an egg. Start by piping wavy lines to form the outside of the egg white. Fill in by piping the frosting back and forth.
  • Use an offset spatula to smooth out the frosting on each cupcake.
  • Attach Wilton tip #4 to your black decorating icing and outline of each egg white
  • Roll out 24 1/2-inch balls from your green fondant. Flatten it slightly and place in the middle of each buttercream ‘egg yolk.’


Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 76mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 265IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.1mg