Instead of making chocolate cutouts, you can buy Betty Crocker® chocolate decorator shapes in the supermarket or at cake decorating supply stores.
Serving cupcakes to a smaller group? Frost only the cupcakes you need. Freeze leftovers in an airtight container. Thaw and frost as needed.
Swirl the frosting using a decorating tube with a star tip for a festive party look.
Simplify this recipe by substituting Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® devil's food or chocolate fudge cake mix for the cake. Just follow the directions on the box for mixing and baking cupcakes.