Since Halloween is here, what more perfect way to make something last minute that’s super easy and fun for the kids? Cupcakes in particular are among the very delicious and popular among the young ones.
Cupcakes are small cakes designed to serve one person, which may be baked in a small thin paper or aluminum cup. As with larger cakes, icing and other cake decorations, such as candy, may be applied to it. So here’s how you do it.
Serving Size / Yield: 20 Spider Cupcakes.
- 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
- 1 1/4 C. flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 C. butter
- 1 C. sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 pkg. Red Hot candies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease the baking sheet. Next, in a saucepan, melt the chocolate over low heat. Let it cool. Then, in a small bowl, mix some flour, baking powder and salt and in a medium bowl, beat margarine and sugar until it is creamy. Stir in egg, vanilla and chocolate. Add flour mix and mix all well, forming a stiff dough. To make spiders, shape a 2″ flat oval for the body. Make the spiders head by flattening a circle about 1/2″ wide. Shape dough for 8 legs, each 2 inches long and less than 1/4 inch wide. Attach the head and legs to the body. Use red candies for the eyes. Bake in 375 oven for 5-8 minutes. Let spiders cool on baking sheet to avoid breaking when removing
Best tips on making the best cupcakes:
- Use the best ingredients available.
- Bring Ingredients to room temperature.
- Don’t overmix the batter.
- Use a scoop to fill cupcake liners. (don’t eyeball it)
- Pre-heat then take the temperature
- Bake in the center of your oven.
- Resist the urge to peek.
- Don’t leave the cupcakes in their pans.
- Store cupcakes properly
- Frost the whole cupcake to retain moisture.
After you’ve done all that, sit back and enjoy a very scrumptious dessert that you can share with everyone!