Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes

Halloween is near, so the need for spooky treats has hit my family hard!

We are looking for an opportunity to mix up a bunch of ghoulish goodness to share with friends! If you too want to share something dramatically delicious this Halloween season, you are going to love this recipe for Bloody Cupcakes!

While the name might sound gruesome. You can dig in with a smile knowing they are actually a devilishly fun take on the always popular Red Velvet recipe!

 

Cupcake Recipe:

  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened, plus 4 tbsp.
  • ¼ cup softened shortening
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 TBSP Red Velvet extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. Red gel food color

 

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Directions for Cupcakes:

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  3. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt altogether.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients with a wire whisk for 3 minutes
  5. In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening, and sugar until it is light and creamy.
  6. Add the egg, vanilla, red velvet extract,  and red gel food coloring.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Add flour mix and milk, 1/2 portion of each at a time, mix until completely combined.
  9. Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3’s filled.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool for 10 minutes
  12. Remove from cupcake tins to a wire rack until totally cooled.

 

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:

 

  • 1 C. unsalted butter softened
  • 1 C. cream cheese softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 C. powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp. heavy whipping cream

 

Frosting Directions:

 

  1. Cream the butter and cream cheese until creamy.
  2. Mix on low.
  3. Slowly add powdered sugar until blended.
  4. Add vanilla and heavy whipping cream and beat until thoroughly combined.
  5. Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large frosting tip.
  6. Frost the cupcakes and place the icing transfer into the center of the cupcake

 

Blood Icing Ingredients:

 

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 C powder sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 rubber bbq brush
  • red gel food coloring
  • 1 package of Wilton edible knife icing transfers

 

Blood Icing Directions

 

  1. In a standing mixer, combine the egg white, cream of tartar, vanilla and powder sugar.
  2. Mix until white in color and stiff peaks about 7 minutes
  3. Mix in red food coloring
  4. Add a few more drops of red to get a deep shade of red, about 5 drops.
  5. If the icing is thick add in 1 tsp of water
  6. Place the cupcakes into an area where you won’t mind getting ‘blood’ on items
  7. Dip the bbq brush into the blood and shake the brush towards the cupcakes to give them the blood effect.
  8. Let dry for 10 minutes before enjoying.

 

 

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Enjoy!

Easy to Make Uncle Sam’s Cupcakes

Uncle Sam's Cupcakes

There is nothing quite like a cupcake to enjoy after dinner. These Uncle Sam Cupcakes are easy to make and only require a few ingredients. You can use cherry pie filling, blueberry or strawberry inside these delicious cupcakes. Enjoy these cupcakes for Memorial Day, Fourth of July or anytime.

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Uncle Sam’s Cupcakes

Enjoy these Uncle Sam's easy to make cupcakes to celebrate the holiday.

10 minPrep Time

16 minCook Time

26 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Uncle Sam Cupcake Kit
  • White Cake Mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Cupcake Icing
  • Cherry Pie Filling

Instructions

After gathering all of your ingredients, you will first make the cake mix according to box directions.

Fill your cupcake wrappers a little over halfway full. Bake your cupcakes according to box directions.

Once your cupcakes are cool, use a coring tool (or use a knife if you don’t have one) to take the center out of your cupcakes.

Fill the center of your cupcakes with cherry pie filling. (blueberry would be awesome too!)

Pipe icing onto your cupcake.

Add the eyeballs and paper hat included in the Uncle Sam cupcake kit. Enjoy!

Notes

Uncle Sam Cupcake Kit can be found at Walmart online or in stores or Party City.

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LEGO Themed Cupcakes

Lego Cupcakes

What could be more fun for a brick building boy than a snack that is themed around his favorite toy? With this LEGO cupcake recipe, you can combine the fun of play with a one of a kind snack that is perfect for birthday parties, classroom snacks or rainy day that calls for something special!  

This recipe makes 24 cupcakes. 

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 C. flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 C. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 C. vegetable oil
  • 1/3 C. whole milk, room temperature
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 lb. of LEGO candy
  • 3 mixing bowls

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C. of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 4 C. powder sugar
  • 4 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla bean paste 

Cupcake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  3. In a bowl combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Set aside.
  6. In the second bowl, combine sugar and eggs with an electric mixer until combined.
  7. In the third bowl, add oil, milk and vanilla bean paste, mix well.
  8. Add third bowl mix to the second bowl and mix.
  9. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients stirring just enough to blend all ingredients together.
  10. Using an ice cream scoop fill each cupcake tin 2/3rds full.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.
  12. Remove cupcakes from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  13. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to allow them to cool completely.

Frosting the cupcakes

  1. Cream powder sugar, vanilla, maple syrup, and butter until mixture is light and creamy. If for some reason it doesn’t cream you can add a few drops of heavy whipping cream until it creams. 
  2. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by getting a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down to see if the frosting stays on the spoon or falls off. If it stays on the spoon, you’re in good if not, add more powder sugar 1/4 cup at a time and mix well. 
  3. Once the frosting is ready, fill a pastry bag and use a size 13 tip.
  4. Twist the open end of the pastry bag and squeeze the frosting to the tip.
  5. Start at the outer edge of each cupcake moving in a circle inward to the center of the cupcake. 
  6. Add your lego candy to the top of the cupcake.
  7. ENJOY!

These Lego Cupcakes are easy to make and even easier to devour, and they are completely adorable too! These Lego Cupcakes will be the hit of the party with kids ages 2 to 102!

Did you know National Lego Day, is on January 28th?


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Peeps Easter Cupcakes

 
Easter is the perfect time to indulge in something super sweet! This recipe for Peeps Cupcakes combines two favorite treats into one pretty package! These cupcakes are decadently delicious and make a great classroom snack before the Easter break, or a lovely addition to the dessert table at your Easter feast! Your family and friends will certainly ask you to make these again next year after they take a peek at your Peeps Cupcakes!
Makes 24 cupcakes
Ingredients:
  • Cupcakes
  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ carrot cake mix
  • 1 cup baking butter
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 Tsp. of Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
Frosting Ingredients:
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 4 TBSPs unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, not packed
  • 1 to 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Extras: 
  • Easter Sprinkles
  • Peeps candy
  • Easter Cupcake wrappers
Directions: 
  1. Heat oven to 325°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix cake mix, butter, milk, vanilla and eggs on low speed using a mixer for 30 seconds.
  3. Mix on medium speed 2 minutes.
  4. Pour into baking cups, filling each about 2/3 full, place them in cupcake sheet holder.
  5. Bake 17-22 minutes.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Cut out a whole in the center to fit the Peep.
Frosting Directions: 
  1. Cream together the cream cheese and the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time.
  2. Then add in the vanilla extract.
  3. Insert your peep in the center of the cupcake.
  4. Pipe your frosting over cupcakes around the Peep candy using a star pastry tip.
  5. Sprinkle your Easter cake sprinkles on the frosting.

Enjoy!!

Peeps Cupcakes

Easy to Make Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

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The fall time means leaves changing, cooler weather, hot drinks, and yummy treats with pumpkin flavors. I love all things pumpkin and I am sure you will love these as much as I do. These Pumpkin Spice Latte cupcakes taste just like a latte.

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of Perfectly Pumpkin Cake Mix
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 C. unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. whole milk
  • 1/2 C. sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 C. strong coffee*

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 C. butter, room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4-5 C. powdered sugar
  • straws and pumpkin pie spice for decoration

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. Combine cake mix, butter, eggs. milk, cinnamon, vanilla, sour cream in a large standing mixing bowl and mix until smooth.
  3. Stir in coffee (make it as strong as you want your “latte” cupcakes to be).
  4. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  5. Let cool.

Frosting:

  • Beat cream cheese and butter for 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract and slowly add in powdered sugar until thickened.
  • Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and sprinkle pumpkin pie spice and top with a straw.

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