Neapolitan Cupcakes

filed under: Cakes on April 25, 2013

We have discussed my Neapolitan obsession right?

I needed to make some cupcakes for a special event last night, and you just know I had to have a Neapolitan twist!

Strawberry Chocolate Dip Coating
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins

These were actually really, really simple.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Strawberry Chocolate Dip Coating
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 cup pink candy melts
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or shortening
  • 1 -3 drops of candy flavoring oil based
  1. In microwave safe bowl (preferably with high sides) place candy melts and vegetable oil.
  2. Heat for one minute and then stir thoroughly.
  3. Keep heating in 30 second increments until chocolate is completely smooth.
  4. Add in flavored oil, 1 drop at a time, until you reach desired flavor.


Neapolitan Cupcakes! from


These were actually really, really simple.

Make your favorite chocolate cake recipe.

Make your favorite Vanilla Buttercream.

Make some chocolate coating. (recipe below)

Sprinkle with some chocolate jimmies.

Neapolitan Cupcakes!

Tips for Success:

Allow cupcakes to cool completely before piping on buttercream.

I used a 1M tip to achieve soft billowing ruffles of frosting deliciousness. 🙂

After you have frosted the cupcakes, place in freezer for at least 15 minutes.

I used a spoon to drizzle the chocolate over the frosting.  If you find your chocolate is too thick and doesn’t spill over, add 1/2 teaspoon more vegetable oil and mix thoroughly.

Add sprinkles to the chocolate immediately.  (If you wait until the chocolate hardens, the sprinkles wont stick)

You can get the Strawberry Oil here.  I have only found it at specialty stores and online.

Consider calling up a dentist and getting on an affiliate program. (These suckers are SWEET!)

Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream and Strawberry Chocolate Candy Coating! (Neapolitan Cupcakes)


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  • Holiday Baker Man says:

    Great idea!

    • Amanda says:


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    These are soooo fun!!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks beautiful!

  • vanillasugarblog says:

    that color!
    this just gives any dessert that little extra something.
    excellent idea Amanda.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much! Have a blessed day!

  • Tara @ Unsophisticook says:

    Adorable, as usual — perfect for a girly party!

    • Amanda says:

      Great idea! 🙂

  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

    This looks so heavenly!

    • Amanda says:

      Well thank you! 🙂

  • Heather @ SugarDish(Me) says:

    As soon as I saw this I laughed because I used to work at a tiny little local grocery counter and I had a customer that always asked me for the “Napoleon” ice cream. If only he knew there were cupcakes, too!! These are gorgeous, Amanda.

  • Carol | a cup of mascarpone says:

    Gorgeous cupcakes!

  • Elizabeth @ The Collegiate Baker says:

    These are so pretty! I love the dark background to the photos and that pop of pink color. I bet they’re delicious as well. 🙂

  • Blessedmama says:

    So beautiful as usual.

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says:

    Oh I love these! I bought some candy coloring and flavors a couple months ago and have yet to use them.

  • Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says:

    Amanda, these are just beautiful!!

  • Jennifer says:

    Oh, these are lovely!

  • Gina says:

    Super cute Amanda & GREAT job rocking the dark mood photography.

    Have a great weekend!

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    These cupcakes are gorgeous, Amanda!

  • Karyn says:

    I, too, love all things Neapolitan. I have a question regarding cupcake/cake storage. Is it better to freeze or refrigerate them once they’re completed? My sister swears they must go in the fridge. I appreciate your help!

  • KK says:

    These look so fantastic! What a great idea!

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says:

    So pretty, as ever!!! 🙂