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Recipe: Funky Halloween Cupcakes

by BnB Finder | October 23rd, 2015 | Best BnB Bites, Recipes
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halloween cupcakes (400x400)Halloween is one of the most festive times of year for food. As a favorite holiday for kids and adults alike, it also doubles as a great opportunity for chefs to take their creativity to new heights. B&B innkeepers often get into the spirit (so to speak) with brightly colored, tantalizing treats that welcome guests during the season of scary. Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast Inn located in the scenic region of Mountain City, TN is the perfect example. This picturesque property, complete with a renovated country mansion featuring comfy accommodations, traditional furnishings, and original art collections, has designed the ideal cupcakes for spooky soirees – ones you will definitely want to recreate at home (no vampires, monsters, or ghosts required).

 

 

 

Funky Halloween Cupcakes

Serves 14


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Ingredients
  1. 1/3 cup sugar
  2. 4 tbsp. (2 oz.) unsalted margarine or butter
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 1 tsp. Vanilla extract
  5. 1 tsp. Almond extract
  6. 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  7. ½ cup powdered cocoa
  8. 1/4 tsp. Salt
  9. 3 tsp. Baking powder
  10. 3/4 cup milk
  11. ½-3/4 cups chocolate, semi-sweet or mini chips
Instructions
  1. In the medium-size ceramic mixing bowl you intend to mix this recipe in, place sugar and margarine/butter.
  2. Heat in the microwave about 30 seconds or until butter is melted.
  3. Add egg and mix together thoroughly.
  4. Add extracts.
  5. Measure dry ingredients into a sifter.
  6. Sift into wet mixture, add milk and stir until mixed.
  7. Do not over mix.
  8. Stir in chocolate chips.
  9. Grease muffin pans with a non-stick flavorless spray.
  10. Spoon just under 1/4 cup mix into each cup, more if using large-size tins.
  11. Bake 10-15 minutes in oven at 425˚ F.
  12. When done, a pick comes out clean, and top is puffed and nearly pointed.
  13. Do not overcook.
  14. Allow to cool slightly before removing from pan.
  15. May be cooked in molds also.
  16. Serve with butter.
Decorating the Muffins/Cupcakes
  1. Using gel food color in the brightest shades, color about 1/4 cup of icing in at least two “weird” colors, such as lime green, purple or orange. In a piping bag add a tip which will add some texture, (such as a star tip). Spoon one color icing into one side of bag and another color on other side. Using fingers, smooth icing toward tip; they will mix a little bit in the process. Decorate in a swirl pattern on top – colors will come out mixed. DO NOT smooth out; leave as it comes from the piping bag. Add the purchased black cats, ghosts etc.
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