Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes with Cool Whip Frosting

 

There is a new frosting in town.  Did you see it on the Cool Whip Facebook page too?  Frosting made by Cool Whip just has to be good stuff.   As soon as I heard about this new frosting, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.  Thank goodness my local Walmart seems to always have the newest products in a timely fashion.  So after school one day, the kids and I stopped to see if we could find it.  I wanted to make something to celebrate everyone finishing out the first quarter in school strong.  Cupcakes seemed like the obvious choice for dessert…especially because then I could try out the Cool Whip Frosting.

We have been trying to instill some better study habits in our kids this year.  Last year they just rushed through homework and studying so they could play or watch t.v.  Time to set up some rules.  One that they might not like.  We decided that there was going to be no t.v. or video games on school nights.  And do you know what?  So far, everyone is doing very well in school.  I think removing those distractions is paying off for us.  We still have to keep after them to study and to write neater, but that is to be expected.  My daughter struggles with learning things more than the boys do.  We are so proud of her for not complaining when we ask her to study.  And we are asking her to study quite a bit more than the boys.

I bake things almost every day of the week, but most of the stuff gets sent to dinners and friends’ houses.  I knew that I wanted to create a yummy cupcake just for our family to enjoy together after dinner.  While they were in school, I created some fun cupcake toppers with scrapbook paper, stickers, stamps, and striped straws.  I don’t usually add the “fluff” to the things we eat at home, so I  knew the kids would appreciate the extra decorations that were made just for them.

With school, church, and extra activities going on this week, I decided to use a boxed cake mix that had some extra ingredients added to it to make it stand out.  Then I opened the first carton of Cool Whip frosting.  I did what any normal person does.  I grabbed a spoon from the drawer and dug out a big spoonful.  What?  Normal people don’t do that?  Well, then they are missing out, because this frosting is so good.  It is creamy and delicious!  I also liked how smooth and light it is, yet it is sturdy enough to pipe with a cake decorating tip.  The biggest bonus to this frosting is that is is already made up.  That means I can spend a little less time in the kitchen and a lot more time playing a game with my kids.  I’m thinking that the shaving cream war we had this summer might have been a bad idea though…they like to cream you any chance they get:-)  This brings new meaning to the words cupcake wars.  My oldest is pretty proud of the fact that he can hold me back, so his sister can smash a cupcake into my eyeballs!!  I’m pretty sure they will remember this for quite a while.

 

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Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes with Cool Whip Frosting

Chocolate Mocha Cupcakes with Cool Whip Frosting

Ingredients

1 chocolate cake mix (18 oz. box)
1 c. brewed coffee, cooled
4 eggs
1/4 c. vanilla yogurt
1/3 c. butter, melted
1 box instant chocolate pudding mix (3.4 oz. box)
2 cartons Cool Whip Frosting

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, coffee, eggs, yogurt, and melted butter. Beat on low speed for 1 minute. Increase speed and beat on medium for 2 minutes. The batter will be very thick.
  2. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full. Bake at 350* for about 18 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Top with Cool Whip Frosting. Add colored sprinkles for some fun color. Refrigerate if not eating right away. Makes 30 cupcakes.
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Comments

    • Jocelyn says

      It has taken me a while to get to this point of being relaxed with messes, but the kids love it and remember that more than the clean fun:-) Chocolate fudge brownie frosting? Oh my…that sounds dangerously delicious! Do tell where you found it!!!

  1. says

    Cool Whip frosting?! I’m in! I will be looking for it at the store today. The cupcakes sound yummy too, and I love the fun your family had with cupcake “war”. You are definitely making memories!
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    • Jocelyn says

      Definitely keep an eye out for this frosting…it was very delicious!!! I’m sure my kids won’t forget this night for a while:-)

    • Jocelyn says

      The older my kids are getting the better I am at dealing with the mess. I have learned over the years to relax and let them have fun. Most things just wash up anyways right?

  2. says

    Confession: As a baby, I would occasionally throw a fit until I got a big spoonful of Cool Whip and my love has not died. In fact, I have a tub in my fridge RIGHT NOW that I still go at with a spoon. I often use it to make light, fluffy frosting, and it’s exciting to hear that if I”m in a rush, I have an option that’s been taken care of for me!

    PS. Your cupcakes are adorable. What a fun mom you are :-)
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    • Jocelyn says

      They were so excited that all the cupcakes were ours this time!! Thanks for the advice on wordpress…it will definitely take me some time to adjust!!!

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