Chocolate Halloween Peep Cupcakes

Catherine Cappiello Pappas

By
@LadyGourmet

These are a festive and fun holiday treat for the whole family and so easy to whip up!


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Serves:

1 dozen

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Ingredients

FOR CUPCAKES:

1/4 c
boiling water
3/4 c
semisweet dark chocolate
5 Tbsp
butter
1 c
sugar
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
cake flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 c
buttermilk or sour milk (1/2 cup milk plus 1/2 teaspoon vinegar; let stand for 10 minutes to curdle)

FOR ICING:

3 Tbsp
butter
2 c
confectioner's sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
ghost peeps

Directions Step-By-Step

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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.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Collection: Halloween Treats
Other Tag: For Kids