Chocolate Batty Cupcakes

Halloween Cupcake Recipes
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1 Review
These easy cupcakes are fudgy and deliciously scary!
1:15
Prep Time
2:05
Total Time
24 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package
devil’s food chocolate cake mix
1 1/4 cups
buttermilk*
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs

Frosting

1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
3 cups
powdered sugar
2/3 cup
unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons
light corn syrup
1 teaspoon
vanilla
4 to 5 tablespoons
milk

Decorations

24
chocolate kiss-shaped candies, unwrapped
Black decorator gel
Red cinnamon candies
Sliced almonds
1 (9-ounce) package
fancy chocolate wafers
Nonpareils
 
*Substitute 4 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 1/4 cups; let stand 5 minutes.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.
  2. Combine all cupcake ingredients in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed.
  3. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan cups 2/3 full. Bake 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pans; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  4. Melt 1/2 cup butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar, cocoa, corn syrup, vanilla and enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cupcakes.
  5. Place 1 candy kiss at an angle on cupcake for bat head. Attach 2 red cinnamon candies for eyes using decorator gel. Add 2 sliced almonds for ears.
  6. Cut chocolate wafers in half with sharp knife. Pipe straight edges with decorator gel; dip in nonpareils. At serving time, place wafer halves into cupcakes for wings.

Recipe Tips

- If you attach cookie wings too early they will absorb moisture from frosting and break.

- A spring-loaded ice cream or cookie scoop can be used to place batter into paper baking cups.

- If frosting is too dry to spread, beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at time, until creamy.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake without candies)

Calories
290
Cholesterol
60mg
Carbohydrates
42g
Protein
4g
Fat
13g
Sodium
340mg
Dietary Fiber
2g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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I made these cupcakes for my nieces birthday party. They were a great hit!!

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