Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Creepy and Sort-of-Cute Black Cat Cupcakes

Halloween is just right around the corner and there's no better time than to share some of my favorite Halloween recipes. This year I went absolutely crazy and have created more than a few for the special day

First recipe I want to share with all of you are these cute and slightly creepy Black Cat Cupcakes. They are so easy to make and so much fun to make. Not only do they look great but they taste fantastic. Made with a moist chocolate cake and a creamy chocolate frosting, they will please any chocolate lover. Make sure to check out the my Black Cat Cupcakes Tutorial on YouTube.


1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 egg


1 cup(230g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons cream or milk


1 bar melted chocolate
yellow jelly beans
pink round candies
oreo cookies (inside cream taken out and cut into four)
pretzel sticks (cut into 3-inch pieces)


Preheat the oven to 175C/350F. Combine and mix dry ingredients in a big bowl. Then add in all liquid ingredients and egg. Mix until smooth and free of lumps. Pour into cupcake cups to 3/4 of the way from the top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes completely before frosting.

To make the frosting, cream the butter until smooth and fluffy. Add the confectioners' sugar 1/3 at a time and mix well after each addition. Add in the cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Mix until ingredients are well combined. Add some cream or milk to reach spreading consistency. Spread the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes. Make sure to completely cover the top of the cupcakes.
To decorate, crumble the oreo cookies into a bowl. Dunk the frosted cupcakes into the cookies to completely cover the tops. Add yellow jelly bean eyes and a pink candy for the nose. Put melted chocolate into a plastic bag. Cut off the tip and draw eyes onto the jelly beans with the chocolate. Add the oreo cookie ears and pretzel stick whiskers.

For more Halloween Recipes on my YouTube Channel, check out my Halloween Playlist. There you'll find such irresistible treats such as Spooky Eye Cake Pops, Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes and so much more!


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