Tales of a Teen Granny

D.I.Y. Chocolate Dipped Cupcakes

I think we can all agree there is pretty much nothing in the world that isn’t better dipped in chocolate. I mean, let’s just think about it – strawberries dipped in chocolate are better, marshmallows dipped in chocolate are better, Ryan Gosling dipped in chocolate would definitely be better. So why should cupcakes be any different? Chocolate-dipped cupcakes are one of those things that look super fancy and like you’ve put in loads of effort but in reality are super easy and taste (obviously) extremely delicious. If you have any troubles with the recipe, please leave a comment. Also if you manage to come up with something that wouldn’t be better dipped in chocolate, I would definitely like to prove you wrong…



1. Bake your cupcakes. You can really bake whatever cupcakes you like just as long as it goes with chocolate – and come on, who are we kidding? Everything goes with chocolate. I chose red velvet cupcakes.

2. Frost your cupcakes. To make the chocolate dipping most effective, try to make your frosting into one big swirl. To do this, you will need a frosting bag with a very wide nozzle. It also helps to try and make the swirl in one movement as it makes it look much smoother, but don’t worry if your frosting skills aren’t perfect as the chocolate will cover up any mistakes.

3. Freeze your cupcakes for about 20 minutes. The first time I tried dipping my cupcake without freezing it, the whole top came off into the chocolate, so make sure you don’t skip this step.

4. Watch half an episode of Grey’s Anatomy while you’re waiting for them to freeze (this step isn’t 100% necessary but is highly recommended).

5. Okay, this is it, the moment we have all been waiting for: the chocolate dip! But seriously, don’t worry, this is actually the easiest step! As long as your cupcake is frozen, all you need to do is pick it up and carefully dip it into the chocolate. I found one big dip (try to cover as much of the icing as possible) followed by quickly removing it works the best. And don’t worry if you don’t get it perfect on your first try!

6. Wait for the chocolate to harden and then enjoy your incredible creation!

All images via my camera 

  • http://www.facebook.com/ella.press Ella Preuss

    This is amazing! I’m totally doing these later, I have a cupcake mania I can’t seem to satiate!

  • http://www.facebook.com/erinbonang Erin Bonang

    my all time favorite chocolate dipped cupcake is martha stewart’s “hi-hat cupcakes” (http://www.marthastewart.com/258067/hi-hat-cupcakes?center=276944&gallery=274461&slide=258067) ridiculously good.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=50307529 Kelly Chaney

    Tip: If you don’t have a frosting bag and nozzles, a storage baggie with a corner cut off would work splendidly for this task as well. Easy clean up!

    Happy baking!

  • http://www.facebook.com/p2peterpaul Peter Paul

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Imapisces.scg Horton Garp Wallace

    This looks fun. I think I will try it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sara.hosking Sara Hosking

    Apparently you can get chocolate coated bacon, but I’m pretty sure that would be worse than regular bacon…

    • Scarlett Curtis

      okay fine, you win, that sounds gross.

    • http://www.facebook.com/alinavicious Alina Victoria

      …I actually tried this. At the Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA. It’s true, plain bacon is better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Oliveoy Olive Ouyang

    But…they looks like japanese pewp… i mean for real…O_O

  • http://www.facebook.com/meralee727 Meredith Lee

    so going to make these for a dinner I have to go to tomorrow night. I’ll let you know how it goes! :)

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