Chocolate Grad Cap Cupcakes

This delicious graduation dessert using our team colored sprinkles is extremely easy and adorable at the same time! Try it out this grad season and impress your guests!


  • 24 Reese’s cups
  • 24 Ghirardelli squares (or any square shaped chocolate pieces you prefer)
  • 1 bag of red strawberry laces (you can find these on amazon, candy stores, ect)
  • 24 red hots or M&M’s if you want a more chocolatey taste
  • 1 bottle of edible glue
  • 1 box of chocolate cake mix plus the ingredients on the box
  • 1 bottle of buttermilk
  • 16 oz of cream cheese
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter
  • 8 cups of powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 24 cupcake papers of your choice
  • 1 bottle of Sprinkle Pop sporty sprinkles in your school colors!


  • Bake your cupcakes according to the directions on the box, replacing the water with buttermilk.
  • While your cupcakes are in the oven, start on your cream cheese frosting by adding all of your room temperature cream cheese and butter into a mixing bowl, beating it together on medium speed until soft and creamy.
  • Add in your vanilla extract.
  • Slowly add in your powdered sugar, about ½ a cup at a time and scrape the side of your bowl as necessary. 
  • Once your cream cheese frosting is ready, add it to a piping bag and when your cupcakes are cool, pipe each of them in circular motions
  • Once your cupcakes are frosted, decorate each of them with your sprinkles!
  • To assemble your chocolate grad caps, place your reese’s on a flat surface with the larger part facing down and add some of your edible glue to the top and stick your square chocolate to the top.
  • Once this step is done, put a small cut piece of your strawberry lace onto the top and hold it in place, adding edible glue and then sticking your red hot or M&M to the top.
  • Hold this in place for a second until it’s dry enough to be on its own and once it’s all assembled, place each grad cap on top of your cupcakes!
  • Enjoy your delicious and festive dessert!

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