FrankenCakes: Sweet Ghouls
In celebration of both the I.E. cupcake fair and Halloween in October I present to you this awesome cupcake recipe! I've already seen pictures on Instagram of people baking their favorite Halloween treat and September isn't even over yet! It's exciting. Grab your apron, ingredients and have your tots follow you into the kitchen to create this ghoulish, decadent treat!
Sara’s Kitchen Adventures “FrankenCakes” Halloween Cupcakes Recipe
Classic Chocolate Cupcakes
• 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 3 tablespoons butter, softened
• 1 1/2 cups white sugar
• 2 eggs
• 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 1 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
Line a muffin pan with paper or foil liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla.
Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full.
Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean. Frost with your favorite frosting when cool!
To decorate the Mini FrankenCakes:
• 24 extra large marshmallows
• 1 package Wilton Green Candy Melts - Vanilla Flavor
• 1 package Wilton Candy Eyeballs
• 1 tube each Wilton Piping Gel - Black and Sparkling Red Colors
• Approx 1 cup Chocolate Jimmies
• Hershey Chocolate baking chunks - approx 48 pieces
Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium bowl melt Wilton Green Candy Melts per package directions.
Carefully coat marshmallows with melted candy coating and set on prepared baking sheet to dry - approx 30 minutes
Place chocolate jimmies in a small bowl. Spread a thin layer of additional candy coating on the top of each marshmallow (you may need to re-heat the candy melts to thin it out again)
Dip the wet marshmallow tops into the bowl of jimmies to coat. This will make the hair for the FrankenCakes.
Set each marshmallow back on prepared baking sheet and let dry.
When the hair is set, dip the backside of each Wilton Candy Eyeball in green candy coating and “glue” them to one side of the marshmallows. You can use tweezers to do this, so you have a bit more control over where you want to place the eyes.
Use the Black Wilton Piping Gel to create eyebrows, nose and mouth on each marshmallow. Be creative!
Use Sparkling Red Piping Gel to make scars, if desired.
Use remaining melted green candy to adhere Chocolate Baking Chunks to the bottom of the marshmallows to create the “knobs” on the sides of FrankenCakes neck.
When finished, frost Chocolate Cupcakes lightly with your favorite Chocolate Icing and place the Frankenstein Heads on top of the icing.