Spooky Cupcakes

Ghost Halloween Cupcake Recipe
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Ghosts rise up out of these dark chocolate cupcakes to put a little scare in your Halloween gathering.
1:10
Prep Time
1:40
Total Time
24 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package
Devil's food cake mix
1 1/4 cups
buttermilk*
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
2 tablespoons
unsweetened cocoa
2 teaspoons
vanilla

Frosting

4 cups
powdered sugar
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 (8-ounce) package
cream cheese, softened
1 teaspoon
vanilla

Decorations

24
peanut-shaped peanut butter sandwich cookies
Black decorator gel or icing
 
*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 low speed until well mixed. Beat at medium speed until batter is thick and well combined.
  3. Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan cups. Bake 17-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove to cooling rack; cool completely.
  4. Combine all frosting ingredients in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy.
  5. Frost cupcakes. Working with 1 cupcake and 1 cookie at a time. Push end of cookie 1/3 of way into each cupcake. Frost front of cupcake and up onto cookie to give ghost a smooth look. Add eyes and mouth to cookie using black gel or icing.

Recipe Tips

- Mini chocolate chips can be used for ghost eyes and regular-size chocolate chips can be used for mouth.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories
310
Cholesterol
60mg
Carbohydrates
40g
Protein
3g
Fat
15g
Sodium
190mg
Dietary Fiber
0g

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I made this with a different frosting but, I like this much better.

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