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Polar Bear Cupcakes

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These polar bear cupcakes are a super cute winter treat. If you have a little one with a winter birthday, a polar bear theme would be adorable!

I love that these are easy to make, just add a cookie and M&M’s on top to make it look like a real polar bear paw! Shredded coconut makes it look like he just stepped in snow.

Polar Bear Cupcakes

Polar Bear Cupcakes

makes 12 cupcakes

Cupcake ingredients

  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 plus 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C heavy cream
  • 1/4 C sour cream
  • Toppings for cupcakes
  • 1/2 C melted butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C crushed candy canes

Frosting ingredients:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 3 C powder sugar
  • 5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 C shredded coconut
  • 12 Grasshopper cookies from Keebler
  • 36 brown M&M’s



Polar Bear Cupcakes

Cupcake directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners
  2. In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until creamed
  3. Add egg and mix until fully incorporated
  4. Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, baking powder
  5. Combine the heavy cream into the wet mixture
  6. Add in flour, a little at a time.
  7. Add in the sour cream
  8. Mix in the candy canes
  9. Spoon batter about 1/2 full
  10. Bake in oven for about 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick

Frosting directions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except cookies, shredded coconut, and M&M’s into a standing mixer and mix on low speed until combined and stiff peaks form
  2. Pour coconut into a bowl and set aside
  3. Using a butterknife, frost the cupcakes and set aside
  4. Dip cupcakes into shredded coconut
  5. Place a cookie onto the lower part of the cupcake
  6. Place 3 M&M’s for the toes of the cupcakes
  7. Enjoy

Polar Bear Cupcakes

Servings: 12 cupcakes

Polar Bear Cupcakes

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
22 mins
Total Time:
32 mins
 
I love that these are easy to make, just add a cookie and M&M’s on top to make it look like a real polar bear paw! Shredded coconut makes it look like he just stepped in snow.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/4 C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C heavy cream
  • 1/4 C sour cream

Toppings:

  • 1/2 C melted butter
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C crushed candy canes
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 3 C powder sugar
  • 5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 C shredded coconut
  • 12 Grasshopper cookies from Keebler
  • 36 brown M&M's

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners
  2. In a standing mixer beat sugar and butter until creamed
  3. Add egg and mix until fully incorporated
  4. Beat in vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, baking powder.
  5. Combine the heavy cream into the wet mixture
  6. Add in flour, a little at a time.
  7. Add in the sour cream
  8. Mix in the candy canes
  9. Spoon batter about 1/2 full.
  10. Bake in oven for about 22 minutes or until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a toothpick.
  11. Combine all ingredients, except cookies, shredded coconut, and M&M's into a standing mixer and mix on low speed until combined and stiff peaks form.
  12. Pour coconut into a bowl and set aside
  13. Using a butterknife, frost the cupcakes and set aside
  14. Dip cupcakes into shredded coconut
  15. Place a cookie onto the lower part of the cupcake
  16. Place 3 M&M's for the toes of the cupcakes
  17. Enjoy
Nutrition Facts
Polar Bear Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 674 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 27g 135%
Cholesterol 107mg 36%
Sodium 222mg 9%
Potassium 155mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 76g 25%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 66g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 21.1%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 5%
Iron 6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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