Frog Cupcakes


These easy frog-faced cupcakes have a playful aesthetic, making them perfect to serve at a child's birthday party.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins
24 cupcakes


  • 1 (15.25 ounce) package white cake mix

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 4 large egg whites

  • 1 (16 ounce) can prepared vanilla frosting

  • 6 drops green food coloring, or as needed

  • 12 marshmallows

  • ¼ cup green decorator sugar

  • 48 semisweet chocolate chips

  • 1 drop red food coloring


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.

  2. Mix cake mix water, oil, and egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, then mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter into the prepared muffin cups, filling each 1/2 full.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 19 to 23 minutes. Cool in the tins for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely, about 20 minutes more.

  4. While the cupcakes are cooling, stir 2/3 of the frosting with green food coloring in a small bowl until well combined. Place remaining frosting in another small bowl and set aside. Cut each marshmallow in fourths widthwise to make four thin circles. Place green sugar in a shallow bowl. Set out a very small bowl of water.

  5. Frost cooled cupcakes with green frosting and sprinkle with some green sugar.

  6. Wet half of each marshmallow circle with water, then dip the wet part into green sugar to coat. Place two dipped marshmallows onto each cupcake for the frog's eyes; the green sugar should be facing up for the eyelids. Use a tiny bit of white frosting to glue a chocolate chip onto the center of each marshmallow for the pupils.

  7. Stir red food coloring into remaining white icing. Transfer to a plastic bag. Snip off one corner of the bag and pipe pink icing onto cupcakes to draw mouths and nostrils as desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

207 Calories
10g Fat
29g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 207
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 163mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 37mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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