Sunday, November 2, 2008

Creepy crawler cupcakes...a little late but still cute:)

This past week has been a crazy one. I have been planning and preparing every second for my grand opening of the spa/boutique I have in my home. It was yesterday and it went great! I will do a post about it but first things first, I made these cute Halloween cupcakes and need to post them even though it's late. Please forgive me! I would have posted them earlier but like I said my grand opening took all of my time, I was so busy I couldn't even do my Daring Bakers Challenge for this month :( I was very sad I had to miss my first challenge. So this month I am hoping will be a little bit more relaxed and I will be able to post a little bit more.

So back to the cupcakes, these are the yummiest homemade devils food cupcakes. Their texture is moist and the flavor unbelievable. the recipe is from the book "cupcakes" by Shelly Kaldunski. I have been very happy with this book. So feel free to try these out and you don't have to make them halloween themed you could just make them normal glazed cupcakes without the spider web. Enjoy!

Creepy Crawler Halloween Cupcakes

Devils Food Cupcakes:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 packed brown sugar
4 T. butter at room temp
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup buttermilk

Preheat over to 350.

Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt into bowl. In another bowl, with an electric mixer on medium igh speed, beat the sugar, brown sugar, and butter until light and fluffy, 2-3 min. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until combined. Add the flour mixture in 3 additions, alternating with the water and buttermilk, beating on low speed until just combined; srape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat on medium high speed just until no traces of flour remaing, about 30 seconds.

Divide batter evenly among muffin cups. Bake 18-20 minutes.

Milk chocolate Glaze:
1/2 cup cream
1 T corn syrup
pinch salt
8 oz. milk chocolate, chopped

In a saucepan over medium high heat, combine the cream, cornsyrup and salt and bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and add chocolate; let stand for 3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Transfer the chocolate glaze to a small bowl and let cool to room temperature.

Vanilla Glaze:
1 cup confectioners sugar
2 T milk
1 tsp vanilla extract.

In a bowl whisk together the sugar, milk and vanilla until smooth; the glaze should be spreadable. If it seems too thick whisk in additons milk in a few drops at a time. If too thin add more sugar.

So heres what you do!!

Spoon the chocolate glaze of the cupcakes and then with the vanilla glaze places in a piping bag with a small tip, make circles on the cupcake, like this:

Then with a tooth pick, starting in the middle, drag it out to the edges and it will look this likes!;
I even put some in a box to give them as a gift, look how cute!


  1. These are sooo cute, I'm so glad I found your cute sight, amongst all the blogs of blogsville :) I'm saving it for next Halloween, except, I need a fun activity for my little primary sunbeam kids - hmmmm, it might work . . .

    Kristin Klein

  2. Very cute gift idea :). Good luck with your business, sounds like it'd be a lot of fun to run a spa from home :)!

  3. Wow,

    Carly I am so happy for you. This is where you are supposed to be. Good job on those cupcakes. Can you mail me one to SC? LOL....

    Okay, i have a question to ask you. I am going to try out that Paula Deen Red Velvet Cake this weekend for my father in law. I want to do it cupcake style. Like the one on the throw down we talked about.

    Is there anything you would do differently to do the cupcakes versus the cake?

    This will be my practice one cause I have to make them 100 percent awesome for my Sisters Graduation party next Friday. So help me... Please... Any advice is welcome...

    You are my baking God Mother....

    Love ya...

    Charley aka McQuaidGirl

  4. Charley,

    I'm so excited you are trying out the recipe soon! But now I'm kind of nervous-you might lose all faith in me for giving baking advice if they fail! Just kidding, but I see no reason why the cake recipe shouldn't work for cupcakes. I don't think I would change the recpe, the baking time wont take as long as the cake recipe says so just watch them.

    Let me know how they go! I would love to see pics. Thanks for the comments and I am waiting for when you start your baking blog because soon you will be a pro! And if you ever have any favorite recipes of yours I would love to hear them. I am always looking for new recipes.

    Good luck!