Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween Cupcakes

I made some cupcakes for my neighbor and my little friends yesterday.   Little kids are so excited for Halloween right now.  So am I.

I used eggs which had popped out of the chicken 2 days ago.  Look at the wonderful color in the batter.

These are the ones that went to the neighbor. She ate them for dinner.

The recipe:

1 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

 Fill muffin tins which have been  lined with cupcake cups. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes until a toothpick stuck in the middle comes out clean.  Let them cool on a rack.
The frosting:  1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 cup milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Beat the butter until whipped and gradually add the sugar, milk and vanilla.  Beat until you have a smooth consistency.

Have you seen these candles yet?  They are battery operated and can be set to turn on and turn off at set times.  I can't get over how realistic they look.