Stabbed Cupcakes

I am dead serious.

I should be working my butt off to lose a few pounds these past few months….

…instead I’m trying to finish off these Halloween recipes I have in mind matching them with the ingredients I have on hand…

Did you know that last week I’ve been to the two branches of Forever 21? {there are only two branches in the country}

Yeah, I know I shouldn’t be shopping there…cause I’m what, thirty-ish?..and my size is like, x-large nowadays….

So I bought earrings….

I bought two pairs of sexy earrings with a promise to be back before my birthday to do some pre-birthday shopping…

…when I say goodbye to some of the calories I’m keeping..LOLz…

If I’m a psychiatrist and it’s not Halloween season, I’d probably tell myself that these cupcakes are a manifestation of my desire to kill these delicious calories….

.. I would also probably shock myself because I won’t…–ERR, I can never EVER kill any delicious calorie whatever form they may be.

These cupcakes are a manifestation of my love for all things creepy…..

Who would wanna stab a cupcake, anyway?

Are you going to stab an innocent cupcake?

With a fork maybe and the part that clings to that fork will probably go straight to your mouth.

Yup. I will try to go on a diet again….

the keyword there is TRY.

Stabbed Cupcakes

Ingredients:

for the Chocolate Cupcake:

2 cups  all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 tabsp vanilla extract
2/3 cup  canola oil
2 tsp white vinegar
2 cups cold water

for the Vanilla Frosting

½ cup solid vegetable shortening
½ cup (1 stick) butter or margarine softened
1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
2 tbsp milk

and for the broken glass used to stab the cupcakes, I used….

Yup, I was lazy, don’t have time, still don’t own a candy thermometer. So I bought these white mint candies and baked them in the oven until they melt into one blurry slab of glass-candy.

I lined up my baking pan with foil and I brushed it with a little canola oil to prevent the candy from sticking.

Then I gave it a little tap to create the broken glass effect.

For the “blood”, I used my ever reliable Strawberry Jam.

Directions:

for the Chocolate Cupcake:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line two cupcake pans with paper liners and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift the dry ingredients together.  Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, water, vanilla extract and vinegar.
  • Slowly whisk the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients being careful not to overmix.
  • Pour the batter until the cups are two thirds full and place in the oven for 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cup comes out clean.
  • Cool in the pan for 10 minutes then place on a wire rack until completely cool before frosting.

 ♥for the Vanilla Frosting

  • In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed.
  •  Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often.
  • When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy.
  • Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use and keep icing bowl in refrigerator when not in use.
  • Put Vanilla frosting evenly on top of the chocolate cupcake and then “stab” it with the broken glass candy.
  • Put a dollop of strawberry jam to make it look like the cupcake bled.

P.S.

These cupcakes can also be sent as gifts to people you are not so fond of…

Just kidding…

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39 Responses

  1. Heh.  Stabbing your calories.  That made me giggle.  Awesome cupcakes!  I’ll take 40.

  2. Genius!  I’ve seen the idea but it used isomalt or some other ingredient I’d never use again and isn’t really that edible.  This is so simple and impactful!

  3. The glass looks so real, like it can totally stab someone. Hahaha…. great job! Perfect halloween snack.

  4. Your halloween treats are purely genius! They really show your creative mind, great work Peach! 🙂

  5. These are creepy!  SO creative. I love the broken glass and the blood!  They both look so real.  Yes, I would stab a cupcake…probably hoping I would somehow “stab” the calories away! LOL…

  6. waaaaaaaahhh! i super love the idea! stabbed it is, girl! 🙂 i hope to see your creations this coming halloween! hahaha

  7. How fun for Halloween!  BTW, when I use to shop with my daughter at Forever 21, I too would browse the racks for something for me….and I’m much older than you!  But aren’t we all forever young!!!

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →

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