Hooray for Season 6 of Game Of Thrones!! What happened to Jon Snow, Daenerys, Sansa and all our other favorite characters?!?! I am so glad they all had story lines in the first episode! How crazy was the last scene with Melisande?!? Of course I had to make a special treat for GoT premier night. And what better treat than cupcakes?
After my last raging success with chocolate cupcakes I decided to go with a white chocolate cupcake and a white chocolate frosting.
I did accidentally add a little too much milk to my frosting so that’s why the pictures aren’t the best, maybe I’ll get another batch done soon. I took a bunch of these bad boys to work with me on Monday and they were devoured! And someone even asked me the next day if I brought any more because they were so good!
*Update….I changed the frosting recipe to my white chocolate buttercream because it is super easy and delicious! It pipes like a dream. Make sure you are using salted butter because without the salt it will be cloyingly sweet.
Makes 18 Cupcakes
- 1 1/2 Cups Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1 package White Chocolate Pudding
- 1/3 Cup Butter, softened
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips, melted
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Milk
- Red and Blue Food Dye
- Optional- red hot candies and crushed peppermint
- 1 Cup Salted Butter, softened
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 6 oz White Chocolate, melted and slightly cooled
- 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
- Red and Blue Food Dye and fun decorations
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a stand mixer beat the butter and sugar until well combined and light and fluffy. Add the eggs and beat until just mixed. Add the milk, vanilla, baking soda, salt and pudding mix. Turn up the mixer speed to medium and beat in the melted chocolate. Add the flour. The batter should be smooth. Transfer half the batter into a medium bowl and add red dye to one bowl and blue dye to the other.
Line a muffin tin with cupcake papers. Fill the papers about 2/3 full of the batters. You can sprinkle a few white chocolate chips/red hot candies/peppermint candies in each cup if you’re feeling it.
To make the frosting:
In a medium bowl beat the butter and salt with a hand mixer until it lightens in color and becomes light and fluffy. Add 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar, mix well. Slowly beat in the melted white chocolate. Slowly add the rest of the powdered sugar and beat well for 3-4 minutes until it’s light and fluffy.
If you are adding extracts, add them with the first 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.
Divide the frosting into seperate bowls and mix in the food dye.
Use a pastry bag or whatever your favorite frosting contraption maybe and frost the cupcakes. Top with some cute sprinkles or colored sugar.
Can’t wait for the next episode! Levi and I will be trying some different drinks this season! Let me know what your favorite GoT inspired recipe is! Or make one up and send it to me 🙂
Click here for my Recipe for Cookies of Fire and Ice for some yummy fruit flavored cookies to kick your party up a notch!