No-Bake Chocolate Cupcakes

No-Bake Chocolate Cupcakes
Linda Larsen
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes (12 servings)
Ratings (20)

This recipe was inspired by another no-bake dessert. In the summer, when you don't have an oven, or if you just don't feel like baking, you can have a cupcake. Get your kids to help; they'll love these.

Here's a tip: the plain chocolate wafer cookies you want for this recipe are usually found in the baking aisle near the pre-made pie crusts, not in the cookie aisle. Learning that can save you a lot of time searching for this specialty ingredient.

This recipe makes about 12 little cupcakes. They really do taste like real baked cupcakes, but they are even better. You can change the flavoring of the whipped cream if you'd like. Add some peanut butter or just make it vanilla. Enjoy every bite.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup sugar (powdered)
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 packages plain chocolate wafer cookies

How to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, combine the cream, powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and vanilla. Beat until stiff using an eggbeater or an electric mixer.
  2. Place a little bit of the whipped cream mixture on a large piece of waxed paper and start assembling the cupcakes. Put a cookie on the whipped cream. Top with some more whipped cream, then continue layering until the cupcakes are as tall as you want them.
  3. Carefully frost the entire little stack with more of the whipped cream mixture. Continue until you have enough cupcakes or you run out of the whipped cream mixture or cookies.
  1. Cover and refrigerate for at least 6 hours so the cookies soften and become cake-like.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 247
Total Fat 19 g
Saturated Fat 12 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Sodium 36 mg
Carbohydrates 17 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Protein 2 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)