Trick-or-Treat Halloween Cupcakes

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In the twilight of All Hallow’s Eve, the glow of carved pumpkins, the silhouette of a hook-nose witch and the flickering flames of huge torches create a bewitching scene to greet party guests. Preparing a party for the upcoming Halloween will be fun, exciting and memorable.

Let your children prepare snacks for their playmates after a long night of trick-and-treat. Cupcakes are preferred choice of snack treat for kids of all ages. Cupcakes can be decked out for all occasion. For a more fun-filled Halloween activity, let them participate in the kitchen and together prepare the Hallow Cupcakes.

Basic Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients:

•    2-1/4 cups all purpose flour
•    1-1/3 cups sugar
•    3 teaspoons baking powder
•    1/2 teaspoon salt
•    1/2 cup shortening
•    1 cup milk
•    1 teaspoon vanilla
•    2 large eggs

Directions:


1.    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with paper liners.
2.    Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Add shortening, milk, and vanilla. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape side of bowl with a spatula.
3.    Add eggs to the mixture. Beat for 1 minute on medium speed. Scrape bowl again. Beat on high speed for 1 minute 30 seconds until well mixed.
4.    Spoon cupcake batter into paper liners until 1/2 to 2/3 full.
5.    Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
6.    Cool 5 minutes in pans then remove and place on wire racks to cool completely.

And to achieve a more Halloween impression, here’s how:

Spooky Mummy Cupcakes

Ingredients:

•    Cupcakes (recipe above)
•    Vanilla frosting
•    M&M Mini’s
•    Small zip-lock freezer bag

Directions:

1. Put icing on each cake.
2. Roll out the prepared icing to a thin sheet as per instructions on pack.
3. Cut strips of icing.
4. Put the M&M’s mini in place, as eyes on the cupcake.
5. Drape the strips of icing over the cake to create the mummy.

Place the cupcakes in a box designed with Halloween elements to add more mystery. Children will enjoy making these almost as much as they will enjoy the party.

For More Cupcake info visit my friend Becky at Project Domestication and Utah Loves CupCakes!

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