Father’s Day Cupcake Cake

These extra indulgent chocolate and coffee cupcakes are doubly delicious as they have a hidden creamy coffee filling!


Difficulty Level

Easy Father's Day Cupcake Cake

Kids will love helping to make and decorate this colourful and simple cupcake cake for Dad’s special day!

  • 1h 30min Total Time
  • 24 Servings

All You Need Is ...

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Velvety Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 90ml vegetable oil
  • 180ml water
  • 3 medium free range eggs

For the decoration

  • 1 1/2 tubs Betty Crocker™ Vanilla Buttercream Style Icing
  • Green, yellow and blue food colouring gels or pastes
  • Selection of small sweets, such as multi-coloured sugar-coated chocolate beans, jelly beans or gummy bears

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Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C for fan assisted ovens)/Gas Mark 4. Line 2 x 12-hole muffin trays with paper cupcake cases (see tip).

Stir the cake mix, oil, water and eggs together gently in a bowl, then whisk (by hand or with an electric mixer) for 2-3 minutes, until smooth and creamy.

Divide the mixture equally between the paper cases and bake for 18-22 minutes until risen and springy to the touch. Remove from the oven and cool in the muffin trays for 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and leave to cool completely; about 30 minutes.

Divide the icing equally into three bowls (approximately 200g in each bowl). Beat in enough green, yellow or blue food colouring gel or paste into each bowl to give a good strong colour.

Using a small palette knife, frost 8 of the cupcakes with the green icing, 8 with the yellow icing and 8 with the blue icing. Decorate with the sweets of your choice.

To serve, assemble the cupcakes (in their colour blocks) to spell out the word DAD.

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