Cocoa Pebble Chocolate Cupcakes with Safari Animal Chocolate Cupcake Toppers

Safari animal chocolate cupcakes

Zebra, lion and funky monkey chocolate cupcake toppers on these super easy no-bake cupcakes are made of dark chocolate and white chocolate buttons, sugar sprinkles, chocolate chips and mini chocolate balls. We will soon be adding a video of the making on our Facebook page – stay tuned!

Safari animal toppers are fun to make and they can be used on any cupcakes and cakes. They are also the perfect size for cake pop decorations, similar to the face made on our baby sheep cake pops.

Soft chocolate buttercream works great with the crunchy cocoa pebble treats used in these cupcakes, that actually aren’t real cupcakes. By adding another 100 grams of powdered sugar in the recipe,  you will get a more stiff frosting that is better for piping different shapes and textures.

Please note that when refrigerated chocolate buttercream hardens quickly and you should bring them to room temperature 10 minutes before serving.

Have fun!

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Safari animal chocolate cupcakes

Cocoa Pebble Chocolate Treats
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Servings Prep Time
40mini treats 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
40mini treats 20minutes
Cocoa Pebble Chocolate Treats
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Servings Prep Time
40mini treats 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
40mini treats 20minutes
Ingredients
  • 60 grams unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 200 grams dark chocolate chopped/buttons
  • 200 grams cocoa pebbles cereals
Servings: mini treats
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Instructions
  1. Measure the ingredients and prepare cupcake cases, 40 mini cupcake cases or 24 regular or mix i.e. 24 mini + 12 regular.
  2. In a small saucepan melt butter and syrup over low heat, add chocolate and mix until melted and smooth.
  3. Remove from the heat and gently fold into cocoa pebbles mixing until incorporated.
  4. Press a spoonful of the mixture loosely in a cupcake case. Leave to cool and set. Top with buttercream to serve as cupcakes.

White & Dark Chocolate Buttercream
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Prep Time
15minutes
Prep Time
15minutes
White & Dark Chocolate Buttercream
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Prep Time
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Prep Time
15minutes
Ingredients
  • 150 grams unsalted butter divided
  • 175 grams powdered sugar divided
  • 1 tablespoon milk divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 75 grams white chocolate melted
  • 75 grams dark chocolate melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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  1. Place half of the butter, powdered sugar and 1/2 tablespoon milk in a mixing bowl and start beating on medium high speed.
  2. Add vanilla and melted white chocolate and beat until fully incorporated and smooth. Place in a piping bag and set aside.
  3. Using the same mixing bowl place rest of the butter, powdered sugar and milk in a mixing bowl and start beating on medium high speed.
  4. Add melted dark chocolate and pinch of salt and beat until fully incorporated and smooth.

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