Thursday, September 6, 2012

Cool Halloween Cupcakes

These Spider Halloween cupcakes are actually pretty easy to make. And so much fun to eat! 

Bake up a batch of your favorite recipe cupcakes. ( Or go to the store and buy some - I won't tell! )

Frost the tops of the cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

Add chocolate sprinkles to the tops.

Make the spider eyes using peppermint candies with another candy for the pupil - such as red jelly beans, half red sour balls, red cherries, half of a red get the idea.

The spider's smile can be made from a piece of licorice - and use 8 black pieces of licorice for the legs. Add two short pieces of the black licorice for the pinchers.

An orange M&M or Skittles candy works well for the nose.

Are these perfect for classroom parties this Halloween or what??

Recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Vegan Cupcake Recipe: Chocolate Chai Tea Cupcakes

Looking for a healthier cupcake recipe that you can eat without feeling guilty? Try these awesomely delicious Vegan Chocolate Chai Tea cupcakes - you are in for a treat (even if you are not on a vegan diet!)

Vegan Chocolate Chai Tea Cupcakes (from Koko's Kitchen )


For the cupcakes:
1 c. almond milk
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1/3 c. vegetable oil
3/4 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
1 c. all-purpose flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt

For the frosting:
1/2 c. Earth Balance vegan margarine (or butter)
3-4 c. powdered sugar
2 chai tea bags
2 tbsp. boiling water
2 tbsp. almond milk
1/4 tsp. salt


For the cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the vinegar with the almond milk and let sit for five minutes. Whisk together the almond milk/vinegar, oil, sugar and vanilla. In another bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Add wet to dry and mix until combined. Pour batter into greased cupcake molds and bake for 25 minutes, or until springy. Let cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting:

Beat the Earth Balance until soft. Brew the tea in the two tablespoons of boiling water and let sit for ten minutes to steep. Then, add the almond milk. Add that mixture, plus the powdered sugar and cinnamon to the earth balance and continue to beat for 10 minutes until very light and fluffy. Frost cupcakes.

Makes 12 cupcakes.