Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes

It's almost been a week since I started my labyrinthitis. It is getting better and better - I will be going back to work on Tuesday! As for the gym, I think I will wait another week, to give myself the chance to be less dizzy in the morning!

I have missed baking - and these are perfect for Halloween!!

Didn't have much time to decorate - so decided to use little stencils I had bought. Easy - just dust with some powdered sugar and voilà!!

I brought these at my in-laws and they loved them!

Of course I kept of couple for us so we could try them!! LOL

Hershey's Chocolate Cupcakes

2 cups sugar (I used 1 1/2 cups)
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 cup milk (used low-fat)
1/2 cup vegetable oil (used canola oil)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
  1. Place rack in center of oven and heat to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with 12 paper liners; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cocoa, sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add butter, milk, egg, and vanilla. Using a hand-held electric mixer on medium speed, beat for two minutes. Add boiling water and beat to combine (batter will be thin). Divide batter evenly between cupcake liners.
  3. Bake until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool in pans for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.




1 comment:

Nicki said...

These are adorable and the orange sprinkles are perfect.

I'm glad you are feeling better and it is probably a good idea to give it another week before returning to the gym.