Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes

bloody 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 S’mores Cupcakes

s'mores cupcakes

Smores are the flavor of summer and fall in my family! Around a campfire, or made in a microwave, we can’t seem to get enough of them! I’ve created a really easy and delicious recipe that takes the pleasure of a Smore and brings it to the fun of a cupcake to create a dessert that I know your family will love! This recipe is perfect for sharing with friends and family.

smores cupcake ingredients

Ingredients

1 1/2 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs (about 12 full sheets)
4 tbsp melted Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
1 box Chocolate Cake mix + box ingredients
1 1/2 cup softened Butter
1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
7 oz Marshmallow Creme
1/2 tsp Vanilla
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line cupcake pan with paper liners. Set aside.
  3. Pulse graham crackers in food processor to make crumbs.
  4. Add melted butter and sugar and pulse to combine.
  5. Equally, divide crumb mixture in bottom of each liner and gently press in place.
  6. Bake 7-10 minutes.
  7. Allow cooling.
  8. Prepare cake batter according to box directions.
  9. Fill each liner about 2/3 full and bake 15-20 minutes until the toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Allow cupcakes to cool.
  11. Cream butter and vanilla with a mixer until fluffy.
  12. Gradually add in powdered sugar until incorporated.
  13. Fold in marshmallow creme.
  14. Transfer to the piping bag with a round tip.
  15. Frost each cupcake.
  16. Garnish with graham cracker crumbs, graham crackers, chocolate or marshmallows.
  17. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

smores cupcakes

One of the things I love about this Smores Cupcakes recipe is that you get all the flavor without the mess! These are perfect for dessert, a snack or sharing at a picnic. If you have a favorite way to enjoy the flavor of smores in a non-traditional form I want to hear about your recipe!

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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Christmas Wreath Cupcakes

Wreath

Are you looking for something special and awesome to add to your holiday table this year? I love these Christmas Wreath Cupcakes! They are so much fun to make and to set out on the Christmas table. In my opinion, they are almost too pretty to eat, but they are too good to not eat. If you’re looking for something to WOW your guests this year, I’m pretty sure these Christmas Wreath Cupcakes will do the trick.

What You’ll Need

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 1/3 C flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 TBSP unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C whole milk

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 C unsalted butter, room temp
  • 4 + C powder sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream

Icing Ingredients:

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • Green & red  gel food coloring

Cupcake Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, and salt. Whisk these together. Set aside.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy in a large bowl.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time,  beating after each addition.
  5. Add in the vanilla.
  6. Alternate by adding the flour mixture with the milk; beating after each addition.
  7. Fill the lined cupcake tins 3/4 full.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  9. Allow cooling in cupcake pan for 10 minutes.
  10. Move to a wire rack to cool completely.

Frosting Directions:

  1. Cream the butter and powder sugar until it is light and creamy.
    If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  2. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then.
  3. Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time. Mix well.
  4. If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.
  5. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  6. Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.

Icing Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Mix on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
    If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
  2. Spoon the icing into a bowl.
  3. Take out 1/4 of the icing and put in a separate bowl.  Add several drops of red gel food coloring.  Stir well to mix the color.
  4. Add several drops of the green gel food coloring to the remaining icing. Stir well to mix the color.
  5. Spoon the green icing into a piping bag with a star tip.  Holding the piping bag with the star tip straight down begin to squeeze the open end of the bag to force the icing to the tip.
  6. Circle the frosting on top of the cupcake making in the shape of a wreath.  Allow this to dry for about 1 minute.
  7. Spoon the red icing into a piping bag with a small round tip.
  8. Following the example from the picture of the cupcakes begin making small red dots on top of the green wreath.
  9. Then make a bow also in the red icing.
  10. Allow the icing to dry completely.

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I’m actually amazed at how easy the design is to do for these cupcakes. Back when I started baking, this surely wasn’t my strong point and now I’m getting better at it. I love how festive holly can be, especially when added to a cupcake. I know my boys were all over these when I was baking them in the kitchen for Y’all. I look forward to seeing how yours turns out, let me know how you did and how your guests love them!

 

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