Celebrate Halloween with these ‘frightfullydelicious’ cupcakes!
Recipe: Frightfully DeliciousChocolate Cupcakes
2 cups (12 ounce package) NESTL ®TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels – divided use 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 cup LIBBY’S® 100% Pure Pumpkin 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/2 cup milk 3 large eggs 1/2 cup Halloween candy corn (about 40 to 50 pieces) 1 (16-ounce) container prepared white frosting
Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).Paper-line 20 muffin cups.
Microwave 1 cup morsels in small, uncovered,microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute; STIR.The morsels may retain some of their original shape. If necessary,microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirringjust until morsels are melted.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt insmall bowl. Beat sugar, pumpkin, oil, milk and eggs in largemixer bowl until smooth. Beat in melted chocolate. Stir in flourmixture. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.
Bake for 22 to 27 minutes or until woodenpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10minutes; remove to racks to cool completely. Frost cupcakes andtop with pieces of Candy Corn Bark.
For Candy Corn Bark and Frosting: Linebaking sheet with wax paper.
Microwave remaining morsels in small,uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute;STIR. The morsels may retain some of their original shape.If necessary, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals,stirring just until morsels are melted.
Pour onto prepared baking sheet. Spreadinto 8-inch square. Sprinkle with candy corn. Tap sheet severaltimes to settle candy corn into chocolate. Refrigerate for 20minutes or until firm. Break into 20 pieces.
Combine frosting with red and yellow foodcoloring in medium bowl to create orange colored frosting, ifdesired. Frosting may also be left white.
Makes 20 cupcakes.
Estimated Times: Preparation – 20 min |Cooking – 22 min | Cooling Time – 30 min cooling |
Tip: Bark can be made the day before handand kept in the refrigerator.
Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestl ® and Meals.com, used with permission.
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