My girls love Halloween. My oldest has been asks, "Is Halloween tomorrow?" Almost everyday. I figured I would create something special for them. I bought a book called Ghoulish Goodies. Wow, what a great book.
I created these cupcakes from that book! Not to mention, they are super simple and look terrific!
THE RED VELVET CUPCAKE:
1 3/4 cp. flour
2 heaping TB of unsweetened cocoa
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Sift together and set aside.
3/4 cp. veg. oil
1 cp. buttermilk
2 TB red food coloring
1 tsp vanilla
1 cp. chocolate chips
In a mixer add the sugar, veg. oil and buttermilk. Mix well. Add one egg at a time. Add the red food color and mix until red everywhere. Add the vanilla and chocolate chips.
Slowly add the sifted dry ingredients
Put in Cupcake tins. Bake on 350 for 18 minutes. Cool for Ten Minutes.
The Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8oz. cream cheese, soft
1 stick of butter, soft
6 cps confectioners sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extracts
1/2 cp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1. Beat the eggs and butter until smooth. Add one cup of sugar at a time. When all the sugar is used add the vanilla and cocoa. When cupcakes are cool top them with the icing
Use red licorice strings for the legs
I used Halloween M&M's for the eyes.
After icing the cupcake add as much chocolate sprinkles to make it look hairy. Press the legs and eyes in.
I let the girls decorate. If you look at the picture there is some cupcake with multiple eyes, my husband made those.....IT WAS A FAMILY AFFAIR!! SO MUCH FUN!!!