Monday, October 6, 2014

Boo Cupcakes!

The Headlines:

These cupcakes are perfect for your Halloween Party.

Easy to make.

Complete with a surprise inside! 

Plus, delicious beyond belief.




What's black and white and yummy all over?  THESE CUPCAKES!  Major yum.  Not to mention - a BOO - surprise inside!  Couldn't be more perfect for this holiday.  Trust me.  I'm not going to lead you astray on such an important day.  I know how big these Halloween Parties are!

This cupcake will make a glorious addition to any October event.  It's a chocolate cupcake, with dark chocolate icing and a scrumptious filling.

Boo Cupcake!

So you look at it thinking: cool it's a cupcake.  But you bite into it and find something totally different:  chocolate cupcake - yes - but with a burst of creamy, coconut heaven that just dances all over your mouth!  Just watch their faces!  And coconut in October?  Even better!

It's like the cupcake just screamed Boo!  How perfect is that?


Okay here's what you need for it:
Cake:
1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tspns baking powder
1/2 tspn salt
2 and 1/4 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
3/4 cup milk

Filling/Frosting:
1/2 stick unsalted butter (softened)
1/4 cup shortening
2 cups confectioners sugar
2 tblspns milk
1 tblspn coconut extract
1 pound pre made dark chocolate frosting (if you want to take the easy route, which, gotta be honest here… sometimes I do!)

Heat oven to 350.  Put cupcake liners in muffin tray.  In a bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.  Then beat the butter and sugar in a large  bowl on medium speed for 2 minutes until fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time, beating them in.  Then add flour mixture, low speed, alternating with milk.  Divide batter into cupcake tray.  Should make 18 cupcakes.

Bake for about 15-17 minutes. Toothpick should come out clean! Cool cupcakes completely… 

While cooling, make the filling.  Beat butter, shortening, confectioners sugar and milk until smooth.  Mix in coconut extract.  Put all of it into a large ziploc bag and cut of a small corner at the bottom.  Jab that corner into the top of the cooled cupcake and push in the filling.  The side will bulge out a bit and you're done.  It goes in surprisingly well actually.  From now on, you'll always want to add fillings to your cupcakes!  Then spread on the chocolate frosting to hide the "break in" point!  


I added cool little spider rings I found at target.  They look super awesome!  Then line them up on your display tray of choice and you're ready to party!  They'll be the hit of the night, day, afternoon… whenever you choose to serve them.



Looks like ghosts cupcakes inside... but SOOOOOOO much better!



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