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Frightfully Fabulous Cupcake Sandwiches recipe

Frightfully Fabulous Cupcake Sandwiches.

American Association of Orthodontists hasteamed up with celebrity chef and author Michael Chiarello toprovide this braces-friendly Halloween recipe.

Recipe: Frightfully FabulousCupcake Sandwiches

1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 cup warm water
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup superfine sugar
2 cups cake flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 can of chocolate frosting or store-bought chocolate mousse
1 container of whipped topping
Assorted braces-friendly candy pieces, such as chopped peanutbutter cups, chocolate bars and melt-in-your-mouth candies

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • Fill a muffin tin with 12 cupcake linersand set aside.
  • Combine cocoa powder, water, and mix untilsmooth. Fold in mayonnaise. (Make sure cocoa mixture is not tohot to prevent breaking of mayonnaise). Add vanilla and whiskuntil smooth.
  • In mixer, combine sugar, cake flour, bakingsoda and salt and mix slowly until well incorporated. Add wetcocoa mixture, mix on medium-high until well blended. Scrapedown the sides and blend for 30 seconds.
  • Fill the cupcake liners 3/4 way full ofbatter. Bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.Remove from oven and allow to cool on rack.
  • Slice each cupcake in half, horizontally,and serve the halves with chocolate mousse or frosting, whippedtopping, and assorted candy pieces. Kids build the sandwichesby spreading one-half of a cupcake with mousse/frosting or whippedtopping, sprinkling on candy pieces and placing the other halfof cupcake on top.

    Makes 12 sandwiches.

    Recipe created by Michael Chiarello, hostof Food Network’s “Easy Entertaining with Michael Chiarello”and Fine Living Network’s “NapaStyle.”

    Recipe and photograph provided courtesyof the American Association of Orthodontists.

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