Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Cupcakes

Last Friday, decided to bring some Halloween cupcakes at the office.  Went for an easy recipe - marthastewart's One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes.  They are sooooo good!!

One Bowl Cupcake

One Bowl Cupcake

So good, I made them again for my family on Saturday!! :)
One Bowl Cupcake

One Bowl Cupcake
One Bowl Chocolate Cupcakes (Martha Stewart)
Makes 18 to 24

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar (used 1 1/4 cups)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup buttermilk (used low fat milk with lemon)
3 tablespoons safflower oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Directions

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners; set aside. Sift together cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Add eggs, warm water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla, and mix until smooth, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to assure batter is well mixed.

2.Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Bake until tops spring back when touched, about 20 minutes, rotating pan once if needed. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely.

One Bowl Cupcake

For icing, used wilton's buttercream recipe



Buttercream icing1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening (didn't use)
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened (used 1 cup butter)
1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar (approximately 1 lb.)
2 tablespoons milk (of course, used low fat!)

Makes: About 3 cups of icing.

instructions
(Medium Consistency)

In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use.

For best results, keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use. Refrigerated in an airtight container, this icing can be stored 2 weeks. Rewhip before using.

One Bowl Cupcake

7 comments:

Nicki said...

Such fun cupcakes - love the sprinkles.

Cathi Green said...

Oh my word, these look so delicious! I might have to add these to my growing list of recipes to try!

Chell said...

They look so yummy! I should be a better co-workr and make treats to take in some time..

pat said...

Mmm mmm mmmm! I love looking at your baking results. Your co-workers must love you!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

I love one bowl anything (I hate doing dishes)! Those look very yummy!!!!!

Suzy said...

I think I just need to work with you lol! You are so sweet to give these yummy things away!

Angela2932 said...

These do look wonderful! I love your lower-calorie modifications and the way you decorated them. And they photograph very, very nicely as well!