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Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes

Summer is officially here! The fact that I’m VERY pregnant this summer, only makes my cravings for ice cream and sweet treats when it’s hot outside even worse. These hot fudge sundae cupcakes are delicious and colorful. They are perfect for a birthday party, cookout or just a fun after dinner dessert! If you want to involve your guests in the process, set out the toppings and let them create their own ‘hot fudge sundae’.

Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes


  • One dozen of your favorite chocolate cupcakes cooled down for decorating
  • 4-5 tbsp chocolate syrup
  • 2 sticks butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ cup chocolate candy melts
  • Sprinkles
  • 12 maraschino cherries


  1. Using a paring knife, cut the top middle section of your cupcakes and fill each one with chocolate syrup. Cover the holes with the cupcake pieces you cut out.
  2. In a stand mixer, slowly start beating butter, sugar, milk and vanilla to make your buttercream. Gradually increase the speed to high. The buttercream is ready once it forms stiff peaks.
  3. Using a piping bag, generously frost your cupcakes with the buttercream.
  4. Microwave your chocolate candy melts in 30-second intervals until completely melted.
  5. With a spoon, drizzle over on top of your frosted cupcakes.
  6. Top with sprinkles and a maraschino cherry.
Recipe Rating


Sunday 22nd of July 2018

Yum! I’m loving ice cream this summer too, it has been so hot. You just can’t go wrong with a cupcake like this!