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Yukon Cornelius Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake

Yukon Cornelius Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake: A Fun and Festive Treat for All Ages

Are you looking for a unique and creative dessert idea that will wow your guests? Look no further than the Yukon Cornelius Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake! This delightful treat is not only visually appealing but also delicious and easy to make. Whether you’re hosting a holiday party or just want to indulge in a sweet treat, this cupcake cake is sure to be a hit. So, let’s dive in and discover the magic behind this whimsical creation!

What is a Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake?

Imagine a cake made entirely of cupcakes, arranged in a specific shape or design. That’s exactly what a pull-apart cupcake cake is! Instead of a traditional cake, this unique dessert is made up of individual cupcakes that are decorated and positioned together to create a cohesive shape. It’s like a puzzle made of cupcakes, waiting to be pulled apart and devoured.

Why Choose a Yukon Cornelius Theme?

If you’re a fan of the classic holiday movie “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” you’re probably familiar with Yukon Cornelius, the adventurous prospector. This lovable character adds a touch of nostalgia and whimsy to any gathering. Plus, the design possibilities are endless! You can create a pull-apart cupcake cake that resembles Yukon Cornelius himself, complete with his iconic hat, beard, and pickaxe. It’s a fun and festive way to celebrate the holiday season!

How to Make a Yukon Cornelius Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake

Creating your own Yukon Cornelius Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake is easier than you might think. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you get started:

Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary supplies on hand. You’ll need cupcakes (homemade or store-bought), frosting, food coloring (if desired), piping bags, and decorating tips. Don’t forget to gather your decorations, such as candy eyes, licorice, and fondant, to bring Yukon Cornelius to life!

Step 2: Bake and Cool the Cupcakes

Prepare your cupcake batter according to your favorite recipe or use a boxed mix. Fill cupcake liners and bake them until they are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before decorating.

Step 3: Decorate the Cupcakes

Now comes the fun part – decorating the cupcakes! Start by tinting your frosting with food coloring to achieve the desired shades. You can use brown for Yukon Cornelius’ hat and beard, black for his eyes and mouth, and other colors for additional details. Use your piping bags and decorating tips to pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes, creating the various elements of Yukon Cornelius’ face and accessories.

Step 4: Arrange the Cupcakes

Once all the cupcakes are decorated, it’s time to arrange them into the shape of Yukon Cornelius. Start by placing the larger cupcakes in the center to form the main body and gradually add smaller cupcakes to create the details. Use a little frosting to secure the cupcakes together, if needed. Don’t forget to add his hat, beard, and pickaxe to complete the design!

Step 5: Enjoy and Share!

Your Yukon Cornelius Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake is now ready to be enjoyed. Gently pull apart the cupcakes and serve them to your guests. Watch their faces light up with delight as they discover this whimsical dessert! Don’t forget to capture the moment and share your creation on social media for others to enjoy.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1: Can I use a different theme for my pull-apart cupcake cake?

A1: Absolutely! The beauty of a pull-apart cupcake cake is that you can customize it to any theme you desire. Whether it’s a favorite character, animal, or holiday motif, the possibilities are endless.

Q2: What if I’m not confident in my decorating skills?

A2: Don’t worry! Pull-apart cupcake cakes are meant to be fun and whimsical, so embrace imperfections. Remember, it’s the overall design and taste that matter most. Plus, practice makes perfect, so keep trying, and you’ll improve with each creation.

Q3: Can I make the cupcakes and frosting ahead of time?

A3: Absolutely! You can bake the cupcakes a day or two in advance and store them in an airtight container. Similarly, you can make the frosting ahead of time and refrigerate it until you’re ready to decorate. Just make sure to bring the frosting to room temperature before using it.

Q4: How long does it take to make a pull-apart cupcake cake?

A4: The time required depends on the complexity of the design and your experience level. On average, it can take anywhere from 1-3 hours to bake, cool, decorate, and arrange the cupcakes. Plan accordingly and allow yourself enough time to enjoy the process.

Q5: Can I use different flavors of cupcakes?

A5: Absolutely! Feel free to mix and match flavors to add variety to your pull-apart cupcake cake. From classic vanilla and chocolate to more adventurous options like red velvet or lemon, the choice is yours.

Q6: Can I use store-bought frosting instead of making my own?

A6: Of course! If you’re short on time or prefer the convenience of store-bought frosting, go ahead and use it. Just make sure to choose a flavor and consistency that complements your cupcakes.

Q7: Can I involve my kids in making the pull-apart cupcake cake?

A7: Absolutely! Making a pull-apart cupcake cake is a fantastic activity to do with kids. Let them help with decorating, arranging the cupcakes, and adding the finishing touches. It’s a fun way to spend quality time together and create lasting memories.

Q8: Can I freeze leftover cupcakes?

A8: Yes, you can! If you have leftover cupcakes, simply wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or place them in an airtight container and freeze them. When you’re ready to enjoy them, thaw them at room temperature and they’ll be as delicious as fresh!

In Conclusion

The Yukon Cornelius Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake is a delightful and whimsical dessert that is sure to impress both young and old alike. With its unique design and delicious

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Yukon Cornelius Pull-Apart Cupcake Cake

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Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 20 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • Ingredients:
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup dark cocoa powder (such as Hershey's® Special Dark) , sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 2 large eggs , at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup strongly brewed coffee , cooled to room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 20 ounces white chocolate chips (such as Ghirardelli®)
  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • cup crushed peppermint candies
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract , or to taste
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter , softened
  • 5 cups powdered sugar , or as needed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract , or to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup heavy cream , or as needed
  • 6 drops yellow food coloring , or as needed, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder , or as needed
  • 6 drops red food coloring , or as needed, divided
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) package large marshmallows
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag dark chocolate chips
  • Piping bags
  • Couplers
  • Large round


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place paper liners in two 12-cup standard cupcake pans.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, combine sugars and butter. Use an electric mixer to beat until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.
  • Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until just combined. Mix in 1/2 of the coffee and 1/2 of the sour cream until just combined. Alternate adding the remaining flour mixture, sour cream, and coffee, mixing after each addition. Be careful not to overmix. Fill the prepared cupcake cups evenly with batter.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 18 to 22 minutes, or until the cupcakes spring back lightly when touched. Allow them to cool completely for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • Core the cooled cupcakes using a knife or cupcake corer, cutting about halfway down. Save the cupcake centers for another use.
  • Prepare the ganache by adding white chocolate chips and heavy cream to a large, microwave-safe bowl. Heat at 50% power in 30-second intervals, stirring after each, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. Mix in crushed candies and peppermint extract until thoroughly combined
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