Sooo this isn’t exactly a recipe, just an awesome idea I had that I wanted to share.
I made these cupcakes for my Halloween party over the weekend. Plain white mini cupcakes are the perfect vehicle for fun flavored frostings… and much easier than making multiple flavors of cake AND frosting.
The TRICK here for these special Halloween cupcakes is that the flavors I used do not match the bright Halloween colors!
Tasters didn’t know what to expect from an innocent little looking cupcake… and then BAM! Surprise flavor explosion!
The orange ones are strawberry, and the green ones are cinnamon!
The only problem that we ended up with is that the strawberry ones had to be eaten first, otherwise the cinnamon totally overpowered your taste buds and you couldn’t taste the next one.
These were so much fun and I know I will be doing this again… it’s fun to be able to TRICK somebody with a TREAT!
In addition to regular food, I also made Fun & Easy No-Icing Sugar Cookies, Homemade Kettle Corn, and something else that I am still perfecting, so no recipe yet…
My coworker Apryle invented these, and I promised I would make them for her.
This is a soda cake.
I made soda cupcakes once before (Orange Soda Cupcakes), so I was excited to try a new flavor combo.
Chocolate Fudge Cake + a can of Dr. Pepper. That’s it! (Literally – no eggs, water, oil, anything. Just a can of soda.)
Bake em up for 18-20 min at 350*.
For the Cherry Frosting:
1 lb powdered sugar
1 stick (1/2 cup) salted butter
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cherry extract
red food coloring
Mix all ingredients until smooth and fluffy. Pipe or spread onto cupcakes.
My brother’s review of Apryle’s cupcake:
“The cherry is almost too overwhelming, but it works with the chocolate cupcake. The Dr. Pepper taste is subtle but it’s definitely there.”
….and Apryle’s review:
“The cherry is really sweet and the Dr. Pepper is subtle, but it was really good!”
These are soooo good. My 2nd favorite mallow flavor, and my brother’s #1 favorite. (Funfetti still tops my list.)
Make vanilla mallows according to this recipe. When all the whipping is done, stir in 1/2 cup crushed Oreo cookies. Instead of using powder to coat the sticky mallows, I used more crushed cookies!