Dalmatian Cupcakes

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Cooling Time: 30 min
Yields: 24 cupcakes (2 dozen)


Sprinkled with mini morsels, these Dalmatian Cupcakes are a perfect kid's treat.


  • 1 package (about 18.25 ounces) white cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels, divided
  • 1 container (16 ounces) prepared vanilla frosting


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Grease or paper-line 24 muffin cups.

COMBINE cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs in large mixer bowl. Beat on low speed for 1 minute; scrape down side of bowl with rubber spatula. Beat on high speed for 1 minute. Stir in 1 1/2 cups morsels. Spoon batter into prepared cups, filling 2/3 full.

BAKE for 15 to 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks for 10 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

FROST cupcakes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup morsels.

Dalmation cupcakes

by M. Marilyn , Aiken, SC on Mar. 2010

These taste good and are easy to make. My grandsons, ages 3 and 5, always love to help me make them. I allow them to sprinkle all of the chocolate morsels on top of the frosting. They call the morsels "cat eyes" because when I make pancakes I shape them like cats and let them put chocolate morsels on them for the eyes.

SO easy

by J. Jean , GROTON, NY on Apr. 2008

THese cupcakes were so easy. My boys loved helping me frost them and putting the chips on top. We weill definitely make these again.


by C. Carrie , Adams, WI on Sep. 2007

This is a great idea for a class treat! I made them because my son wanted to take in a treat for his class for his 5th birthday! I thought it was a good idea. You can also fill the cups a bit less so that when you put icing on them it still isn't over the top of the cup and that will make 24 cupcakes and an 8x8 pan!!!

Cultural lesson

by A. Ann , Kamloops, BC on May. 2007

This recipe is so quick, easy and the children just loved it! I am always looking for new ways to present to the children a cultural lesson about Croatia and it's province of Dalmacija or Dalmatia. This was a fun and yummy way to make a connection to another country, culture, people and for course the dogs. Thanks for the idea!

so good

by c. carla , BELLE FOURCHE, SD on May. 2007

My kids just love this one and thay love to help me make this too. this is so very easy to make and so fun for the kid to help make too. the chocolate make this so good and so fun for the kids!

Dalmation Cupcakes

by s. sharon , BOONVILLE, MO on May. 2007

These were fantastic and so easy to make. It's a good recipe to get children interested in baking.

dalmatian cupcakes

by u. usha , orleans. ontario,canada, ON on May. 2007

this was easy to make , and my little 3yr old grandson really enjoyed helping make them. and ofcourse enjoyed eating them , as they fit the discription too !!

Dalmation Cupcakes

by N. Norene , Lancaster, NY on Apr. 2007

Easy to make...fun recipe for the kids. They can help with the chocolate chips.


by A. Amanda , Gowanda, NY on Apr. 2007

These were a hit at my daughter's school. They were so easy that we'll probably make them again and again!

best spotted cupcakes ever

by D. DIANE , Quakertown, PA on Apr. 2007

I made these cupcakes today and since it was nice out alot of the neighborhood kids were at my house today. These cupcakes were a huge hit. I will make these cupcakes again and again.