Chocolate Halloween Peep Cupcakes


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


For Chocolate Cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pour boiling water over chocolate. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
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.
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.
Bake for about 25 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
For Icing:
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.


Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 9:05am

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