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The Jungle Book Cupcakes & Featurette



I remember watching the original animated version of Disney's The Jungle Book when I was a young child, and even as an adult with my own kids. We would sit around and sing along with Baloo as he sang "The Bare Necessities" to Mowgli. They had a very special relationship, as Baloo tried teaching Mowgli that living in the jungle was the best thing ever. When I heard that Disney was recreating The Jungle Book, but a live version, I was very excited and like most people can't wait to see it on opening day Arpil 15th. Today, in celebration of Disney's The Jungle Book, I had a friend create some very delicious Jungle Book Cupcakes for me, to share with you. She did an exceptional job and if you're planning on having a Jungle Book themed party, these would be a hit!

Here is what you'll need:

The Jungle Book Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

3 tbsp canola oil
1 stick unsalted butter room temp.
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs  room temp
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup  sour cream
1/2 cup hot coffee

Toasted coconut
1 70z package sweetened flaked coconut
2 tbsp. of butter

Frosting
2 cup powder sugar
1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter softened- room temp
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3-4 tbsp heavy whipping cream


Directions

Cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees

Line a 12-cup cupcake tin with cupcake liners

Melt the oil, butter, and chocolate in a microwave, for 45 seconds remove and stir place it back in the microwave again for 30 seconds stir again - set to the side.

In a bowl add the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and salt-- stir together until combined.

Using a another bowl a large one this time, whisk together the eggs, sugar, sour cream, and vanilla use an electric mixer beat on medium until smooth.

Add the chocolate mix to the egg mix  and whisk until smooth.

Now add half of the flour mix and mix well to combine.

Continue to add the rest of the flour and mix to combine.

Add your coffee/water and lightly fold in.

Fill your cupcake liners 3/4 of the way full/

Bake for 18 minutes

Cool completely before frosting


Toasted Coconut
In a saute pan add butter and coconut on medium heat.

Continue to stir the coconut until a light golden brown.

Do not walk away so that it does not burn.

Let cool- set to the side

Frosting
Combine all ingredients into a mixer and cream until smooth.

Pipe onto cupcakes and top with coconut and chocolate drizzle.

Eat and enjoy!


Now for a featurette of the live film, Disney's The Jungle Book.


Let's discuss: Are you looking forward to seeing Disney's The Jungle Book?

Annmarie John
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44 comments:

  1. I can't wait to see this movie! And I love chocolate cupcakes too so great combo! Yum!

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    1. It truly is and I can't wait to see the movie myself.

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    1. If you love chocolate and coconut you'll enjoy this.

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  3. They just look so yummy! How I want to grab them now and savor these delicious treats! Thanks for sharing the recipe. :-)

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    1. You're very welcome Claire. Are you excited for the movie?

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  4. Oh, my son would definitely like these! And yes, I also had the original Jungle Book Disney edition. Great recipe!

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    1. That movie was amazing and we still have it ourselves too. I have a lot of the original movies. I might actually watch it with my youngest this weekend.

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  5. I'm loving the cakes. My childhood was with Mowgli and I'm so eager about this movie...

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    1. I think I might just be as eager as you. Mowgli and Baloo were great.

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  6. I cannot imagine how the animated film would translate into a live action film. I do not want to expect too much, but you know that Disney would deliver.

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    1. Oh I know they're going to deliver and it's going to be great!

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  7. Oh my goodness those cupcakes look so good! I definitely cannot wait to see The Jungle Book, I hope they have done it justice. x

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    1. I'm sure they have. I've seen quite a few trailers and they've all be good.

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  8. I have bookmarked this page! I will definitely be making these cupcakes!

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    1. Thank you Nath and my friend totally had me at toasted coconut.

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  9. those cupcakes looks so amazing and delish. i am drooling right now. the recipe is easy to follow

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    1. I hope you are able to make it. Please let me know if you make it and tell me how you like it.

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  10. My son and I are going to see the movie the next time he comes home from college. Maybe I'll make the cupcakes too.

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    1. Oh I'm sure he'll appreciate you making them for him.

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  11. The Jungle Book has always been one of my favorite movies and these would be so perfect to enjoy while watching! They look incredibly delicious! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe.

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    1. You're very welcome Cynthia and I agree although I'm not so sure they'll allow you in the movies with them. You might have to sneak them in lol

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  12. I've never been a fan of the animated movie, I don't know why I didn't like it. So when I heard about the live action remake of the film, I wasn't that excited but I was curious as to how it would turn out. I haven't seen it until now but I've read some really good feedback about it. Thanks for sharing the recipe for the cupcakes, although I don't think I can make it look THAT good, I wouldn't mind trying it!

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    1. Oh we loved the animated version and I was skeptical about a live version myself but after seeing the numerous trailers, I can say that Disney outdid themselves.

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  13. What a clever and creative name. It coincides with it's ingredients. lol I basically grew up to Disney films. Jungle Book was one of them. I used to play the song "Bear Necessities" all day long. Lol! Thanks for sharing this. Sure looks delicious! :-)

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    1. That is actually still one of my favorite Disney Songs along with Aladdin's A Whole New World. I'm kind of old school and prefer the older movies to the newer ones.

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  14. Such a great inspiration for everyone and any baker will love it. I am drooling over these cupcakes.

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    1. Make them and tell me if you like them or not. Toasted coconut is always a hit in my house.

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  15. Sounds like a plan! Watch Jungle book movie and come home and eat Jungle book cupcakes. Very nice recipe!

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    1. It sure does sound like a plan doesn't it?

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  16. Great photos and I cant wait to see the movie, I love the jungle book. Those cupcakes look yummy, and black backgrounds make it look mysterious but fun.

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    1. I am really loving the background. Reminds me of Kaa the snake in the Jungle Book. :)

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  17. I love jungle book when I was a kid. The cupcakes looks really tasty and can really remind you of the movie.

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    1. They sure do remind me a little of the jungle.

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  18. Hmm. I have not read the book nor watched the movie before but I understand the excitement when you read a book and it is made into a movie (Harry Potter fan here). Btw, the cupcake looks delish.

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    1. I have actually never read the book. I've only watched the Disney movie and fell in love. I might just have to pick up the book and read it with my daughter. I know it's based on the Rudyard Kipling book but never thought of picking it up.

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  19. Wow looks delicious, I love cupcakes because they are so pretty. Will try the cake decoration soon, thank for sharing.

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    1. You're very welcome Kelly. I hope you like it. Are you planning on seeing the movie?

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  20. These look amazing! SO perfect for the Jungle Book! Haha! :D

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    1. They sure are. They really do go hand in hand.

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  21. I didn't know Bill Murray was in it! We can't get enough of the trailers. Can't wait to watch. And it will be a little scary too, I think!
    The cupcakes are so inspired.

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    1. Oh yes Bill Murray is actually the voice of Baloo, our beloved bear, after Winnie The Pooh of course. :)

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  22. Sounds like a tempting plan to jump on. Been a while have seen an animated movie tho! I guess the Jungle book may pull up a surprise to get folks attracted to animated movies.

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    1. Hi Leke, this version isn't completely animated. While there is a bit of animation, it's a live version of the movie.

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