Grilled Cupcakes
Grilled Cupcakes

Grilled Cupcakes


June 28, 2016

Your friends won't believe it when you make them a batch of grilled cupcakes. They're just as easy as baking them in the oven, but so much more fun for the summer.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 20 cupcakes



1 box cake mix

1 small box sugar-free instant vanilla pudding

4 eggs

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1 1/4 cups cold water

Buttercream Icing

1 stick crisco shortening

1 1-lb. box (4 cups) powdered sugar

3 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream Cheese Icing

1 8-oz. block cream cheese

1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, softened

1 1-lb box (4 cups) powdered sugar

3 tablespoons milk


1Heat the grill to 400 degrees with an area of indirect heat. For my gas grill, I turn one burner to high, one burner to low and leave two burners off.

2Mix the cake batter ingredients. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Add cake batter to the liners, filling 3/4 of the way full.

3Place a sheet pan on the grill on the indirect heat side. Place the cupcake pan on top of the sheet pan.

4Close the lid, and grill for 15 minutes. Rotate the pan 180 degrees and grill for another 15 minutes.

5Remove from the grill and let cool.

6Mix together the icing ingredients, and pipe the icing onto the cupcakes.


Placing the sheet pan under the cupcakes helps the cupcakes cook evenly.

You can use any flavor cake mix. If you choose a flavor other than white or vanilla, try using a complementary flavor pudding. For instance, lemon pudding goes great with lemon cake, and chocolate pudding goes great with chocolate cake. Butterscotch pudding is a rich addition to spice cake.

The cream cheese icing recipe is great on red velvet cake or spice cake.


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I love to cook outdoors. Give me a smoker, a grill or even a campfire, and I'll serve you up a meal you won't forget.