Queen of Hearts Cupcake Recipe
Look at how gorgeous these Queen of Hearts Cupcake Recipe turned out! I want to scream in delight!
If you are unaware of this little tidbit, I am absolutely obsessed with Alice in Wonderland. My very first memory of this whimsy story was when I was very young, maybe 3 or 4. My mom read me the original Lewis Carrol Alice in Wonderland storybook and I instantly fell in love. Fast forward through a childhood full of Alice, tea parties, and dressing up as Alice for Halloween and you will find an even more obsessed adult. This story romanticized my childhood. I really felt as though I could of been Alice with the imagination I had when I was young. My passion for everything having to do with Alice seeped into my wedding when I got married. We got marriead in a garden, instead of a reception we had a tea party, complete with tree stumps for the children’s chairs. My dad built canopies for my husband and I to get married under, and my mom sewed the fabric that draped over the wood framed canopies. As you can see, my love for Alice runs deep. I hope these Queen of Hearts Cupcakes will set your heart on fire too.
If you do make these beauties, please send us a picture! I would love to feature your creations on my site.
Queen of Hearts Cupcake Recipe
1 Cup sweet cream
2 Cup sugar
1 Cup sour cream
1/2 Cup whole milk
2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
1 Oz Red Food Coloring
2 1/2 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
-Cream the sweet cream and sugar until light and fluffy.
-Add one egg at a time and mix to blend with the cream and sugar.
-Add in the sour cream and vanilla.
-Mix everything until well incorporated.
-Set aside. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
-Begin blending the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients one cup at a time.
-Continue mixing while adding the dry ingredients.
-Slowly add the milk while gently mixing.
-Slowly pour in the red food coloring.
-Make sure all ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
-Spoon batter into the lined cupcake tins until they are 3/4 full.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until it passes the clean toothpick test.
-Cool on a rack for 10 minutes.
Queen of Hearts Cupcake Frosting Recipe
1 Cup Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
3+ Cups Powdered Sugar
4 TBSP Heavy Whipping Cream
Queen of Hearts Cupcake Frosting Directions
Using a mixer is the fastest and easiest way to make the frosting. I have made it without one before, it just takes a little more work.
-Cream the sweet cream butter with the powder sugar until creamy.
-If the frosting is not creaming ADD heavy whipping cream.
-If the frosting is too soft ADD more powdered sugar.
-Make sure that the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak.
-If not ADD more powder sugar.
-Divide the frosting equally in 2 bowls.
-First bowl, ADD 4-5 drops of black food coloring.
-Stir to mix the color well.
-Second bowl leave the frosting white.
-In a pastry bag with a large frosting tip ADD the black frosting.
-Taking the back of a spoon mask the black frosting down.
-Add the white frosting next to the black frosting.
-Mask down by using the back of another spoon.
-Taking the loose end of the pastry bag, twist to force the frosting to come out of the frosting tip.
-Test to make sure that the black and white frosting comes out the way you want it.
-Frost the cupcakes.
-Add gold sprinkles to the cupcakes.
Royal Icing Recipe (for the playing cards)
2 Egg Whites
1/4 Tsp Cream of Tartar
1 Tsp Almond extract
2+ Cups powdered sugar
Royal Icing Directions
-Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, or a mixer. Mix on medium speed for 4 minutes.
-If the frosting is not white enough add more powdered sugar.
-Take out about 4 TBSP of icing out and ADD 4-5 drops of red food coloring. Repeat for the black icing.
-You can use an image of a playing card online for your template.
-Once you have printed out your template (print one card for each cupcake) for the playing card, tape them to a clean cookie sheet.
-Cut wax paper to the same size as the printed sheet.
-Tape the wax paper over your image, which makes it easy to trace with frosting.
-Using royal icing outline the playing card in white and then fill it in with the white icing with a #2 frosting tip.
-Using either a second #2 frosting tip, fill in the hearts on the playing card with the red icing.
-Allow 5-10 hours to dry.
-Make sure the playing cards are dry, gently push in on one of them.
-If they allow you to push in on the card then the icing is not completely dry.
-Once they are dry, cut the wax paper with the cards on it into squares surrounding the playing card.
-Gently peel off the back of the playing card.
-Make a small cut in the center of the frosting on each of the frosted cupcakes.
-Place the completed playing card in the cut you made in the center of the frosted cupcake.
I can hear the Queen herself screaming at the top of her lungs for one of these Queen of hearts cupcakes!