Recipe: Yoda Cupcakes

One of the most popular food items at Star Wars Weekends in Disney’s Hollywood Studios are the cupcakes. Guests love the delicious cupcakes featuring Lord Darth Vader and Jedi Master Yoda. For those who want to make these cupcakes at home, we have the recipe for the Yoda Cupcakes.

We have the recipe for the Yoda Cupcakes from Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Yoda chocolate cupcakes with hazelnut-chocolate buttercream
Image: Disney

Yoda Cupcakes

Cupcakes

3 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
3//4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup hot coffee
1 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Hazelnut-Chocolate Buttercream

1/2 cup vegetable shortening – at room temperature
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter – at room temperature
1 cup hazelnut-chocolate spread (such as Nutella)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted
3-4 tbsp. whole milk

For chocolate cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl, whisking to combine. Add oil, coffee, and milk; beat with an electric mixer 1 minute until well combined.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla extract; beat 2 minutes until very well combined. Batter will be thin.
  4. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake 25 minutes. Cool in pan for 15 minutes, then transfer cupcake to a cooling rack and cool completely before frosting.

For hazelnut-chocolate buttercream

  1. Combine shortening and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat until creamy. Beat in hazelnut-chocolate spread and vanilla extract until smooth. With mixer running at medium speed, add confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well to combine before adding the next cup.
  2. After all sugar has been added, beat in 3 to 4 tablespoons milk, just until frosting is light and fluffy.
  3. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a large round or star tip and pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Alternatively, frost cupcakes with an offset spatula or butter knife.

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