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Trick or Treats Monster Cups

Details

Time
2 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
30 cupcakes

When it comes to Halloween treats, the scarier, the better. And these creepy monster cupcakes are the scariest! Get creative with these chocolate cupcakes by making monster faces out of your favorite Halloween candy.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
45 minutes
Bake Time
23 minutes
Cool Time
40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup

    butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks), softened

  • 1-2/3 cups

    sugar

  • 3

    eggs

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup
  • 1-1/4 tsps

    baking soda

  • 1 tsp

    salt

  • 1/4 tsp

    baking powder

  • 1-1/3 cups

    water

  • 1 container

    vanilla ready-to-spread frosting (16 oz)

  • red and yellow food coloring

  • Assorted HERSHEY'S Candies for decoration

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 

muffin cup tin
muffin cup tin
muffin cups
muffin cups
mixing bowl
mixing bowl
bowls
bowls
measuring cup
measuring cups
rubber scraper
rubber scraper
mixer
mixer
wire rack
wire racks
1

Remove wrappers from chocolates; set aside. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.

2

Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl. Beat on high speed of mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Fill prepared muffin cups about 1/2 full with batter. Place chocolate piece in center of each.

3

Bake 20 minutes or until top springs back when touched lightly in center. Remove from cups to wire rack. Cool completely.

4

Tint frosting with red and yellow food color to make orange. Frost cupcakes with orange frosting. Cut up candies to make "monster" faces. Yields about 2-1/2 dozen cupcakes.

Additional questions?