Graduation Cap Cupcakes

132  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 1 hr 25 min total
  • Makes 24 servings.

Cue "Pomp and Circumstance." Orange-flavored cake topped with a chocolate graham mortarboard and a fruit-snack tassel earns you a degree in cuteness.

Graduation Cap Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
  • 1 env. orange unsweetened drink mix
  • 2/3 cup (1/2 of 7-oz. tub) dark semi-sweet dipping chocolate, melted
  • 12 HONEY MAID Honey Grahams, broken crosswise in half (24 squares)
  • 2 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 2 chewy fruit snack rolls, any color
  • 24 jelly beans

Instructions

  • Heat  oven to 350ºF.
  • Prepare  cake batter as directed on package. Blend in drink mix; spoon into 24 lined muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean; cool completely. Meanwhile, spread 1 tsp. melted chocolate onto each graham square to completely cover top; place on baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm.
  • Remove  liners from cupcakes; place cupcakes upside-down on plate. Use wooden spoon handle to poke deep hole in center of each cupcake. Spoon COOL WHIP into resealable plastic bag. Snip one corner from bottom of bag; pipe COOL WHIP into holes and onto tops of cupcakes, reserving small amount of COOL WHIP for later use. Top cupcakes with grahams, chocolate-sides up, to resemble graduation caps.
  • Use  fruit rolls to make tassels for caps. (See Tip.) Add 1 tassel and jelly bean to top of each graham square, securing each with dab of remaining COOL WHIP. Keep refrigerated.

Recipe Tips

Variation For a black-and-white graduation, spread half of grahams with additional COOL WHIP instead of the melted chocolate. Line up different-colored caps in alternating rows.

How to Make TasselsCut fruit snack rolls into 24 pieces. Cut 3/4-inch slits at one short end of each piece to resemble fringe. Tightly roll up lengthwise to make tassel.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 210 
    • Total fat 9 g
    • Saturated fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 25 mg
    • Sodium 210 mg
    • Carbohydrate 31 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 20 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 2 g
    • Vitamin A 0 %DV
    • Vitamin C 4 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 4 %DV
    • Iron 6 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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