Lego season is year-round in our house. Sure we love them for birthdays and Christmas time, but honestly, we don’t need a special occasion to have Legos around.
To prove my point, I’m bringing you this delicious Lego cupcake recipe…just because! These would be so fun to have around as an after school snack for the kids. Of course if you plan on throwing a Lego birthday party for your kid, these would certainly be a great party food to have around. You could even replace the traditional Lego cake with these cupcakes for a twist!
Any way you can think of having them, these Lego cupcakes will definitely be a hit.
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Lego Cupcakes Recipe
Makes 24 cupcakes
- 1 3/4 cups of flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2/3 cup of sugar
- 2 eggs, room temp.
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup of whole milk, room temp.
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 lb of brick candy (we like these)
- 1 cup of unsalted butter, softened
- 4 cups of powdered sugar
- 4 tbs heavy whipping cream
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
Make Lego Cupcakes
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
- In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- Whisk well and set aside.
- In a second bowl, mix together sugar and eggs beating until well combined.
- Add oil, whole milk, and vanilla bean paste to another bowl and stir to mix.
- Add this bowl of ingredients to the second bowl with sugar and eggs, again mixing well to combine.
- Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients stirring just enough to blend all of the ingredients together.
- Using a medium ice cream scoop fill each cupcake tin 2/3rds filled. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.
- Remove cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
- Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack allowing them to cool completely before frosting.
Make the Frosting
- Cream powdered sugar, vanilla and butter until mixture is light and creamy. If mixture doesn’t cream, add a few drops of heavy whipping cream until it creams.
- Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by getting a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If it doesn’t stay on the spoon, add more powdered sugar 1/4 cup at a time and mix well.
- Once the frosting is ready, fill a pastry bag with a size 13 tip.
- Twist the open end of the pastry bag and squeeze the frosting to the tip, Start at the outer edge of each cupcake moving in a circle inward to the center of the cupcake.
- Top your cupcakes with your brick candy.
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