One word: CUTE! These adorable little cupcakes are the perfect thing for a summer get together or to remind you of summer in the middle of the cold months.

15 min
20 min



  1. 20g unsalted butter, melted
  2. 1 cup (220g) caster sugar
  3. 2 large eggs
  4. ½ tsp salt
  5. 2 tsp Queen Natural Vanilla Extract
  6. Queen Red Food Colour Gel
  7. 2 cups + 2 tbsp (320g) self-raising flour
  8. 250mL milk
  9. 1/2 cup mini choc chips


  1. Queen Green Food Colour Gel
  2. Dr. Oetker Buttercream Icing

Method - Cupcakes

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C (fan forced). Grease or line 2 x 12 cup muffin pans with paper cups.

  2. Step 2

    Beat butter and sugar until well combined.

  3. Step 3

    Add all remaining ingredients, and mix on low until combined. Increase speed to high and mix for 3 minutes. Stir through choc chips.

  4. Step 4

    Fill muffin cups 3/4 full, and bake for 20-25 minutes, until cake springs back when pressed lightly. Allow to cool completely before icing.

Method - Frosting

  1. Step 1

    Prepare Dr. Oetker Buttercream Icing as per packet instructions. Add Green Food Colour Gel and mix until combined. Pipe onto cupcakes using a star tip and finish with extra choc chips (optional).

We love Dr.Oetker Buttercream Icing. It’s the same Queen recipe you know and love, with brand new packaging by our sister brand, Dr. Oetker.

See their full range of products on the Dr.Oetker Australia website.

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