Thursday, October 30, 2014

Frankenstein Cupcakes

These moist and delicious cupcakes are so darn cute, with a moist chocolate cake and buttercream frosting. These will be a super hit for Halloween, and kids school parties. They are so easy to make you still have time to get these done for tomorrow. They are not only so good they are adorable. Happy Halloween!!!

Ingredients For Cupcakes:

1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
3 eggs
1/2 Cup vegetable oil
3/4 Cup buttermilk
3/4 Cup sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Ingredients For Green Frosting:

1 1/2 C. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4-5 C. powdered sugar, as needed
Green food coloring ( dye, liquid or gel) I use Wilton gel
 Red gel tube for the Stitches 
Eyeballs from the craft store
Chocolate Jimmy Sprinkles = Hair/Nose
Chocolate chips or melted chocolate = Bolts


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pans with cupcake liners
2. Sift cake mix to remove any lumps and set aside.
3. In a large mixing bowl, combine eggs, oil, milk sour cream and vanilla extract until smooth.
4. Stir in cake mix.
5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 14-18 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
6. Let cool completely
7. For The Buttercream Frosting: Beat butter for 2 minutes. Add vanilla then slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Add green dye, as much as you want!
8. To assemble using a circle/ round tip, pipe a swirl of frosting on top of each cupcake. Use a knife or offset spatula to flatten the frosting on top and sides. Turn the cupcake upside down and press into a bowl/plate filled with chocolate Jimmy sprinkles. Press on your eyes and use an extra sprinkle to make the nose. Use chocolate chips or tootsie rolls to press into the sides as "bolts." Put on a little "stitch" on the side of his face. (You can use red frosting and pipe it or I used a red gel in a tube) Then enjoy..

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