Chocolate Halloween Peep Cupcakes

Ingredients

For Chocolate Cupcakes:
1/4 cup boiling water
3/4 cup semisweet dark chocolate
5 tablespoons butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup cake flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk (1/2 cup milk plus 1/2 teaspoon vinegar; Let stand for 10 minutes to curdle)
For Icing:
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups confectioner's sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Ghost Peeps

Preparation

1
For Chocolate Cupcakes:
2
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pour boiling water over chocolate. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
3
In a stand mixer, beat butter until whipped and creamy. Add sugar, beat until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Finally, add melted chocolate.
4
In a large bowl sift together flour and baking soda. Alternate between the dry ingredients and the sour milk, until a light and well combined batter forms. Turn into a tray of lined cupcake tins.
5
Bake for about 25 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
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For Icing:
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In a stand mixer combine butter and sugar until thick and creamy. Spread over each cupcake, once completely cooled and top with Ghost Peeps immediately before the frosting sets.

 



Added:

Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 9:05am

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