Friday, December 12, 2008

Cupcake Friday

....But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all. These were really fun for the kids for our cupcake Friday. The recipe for Rudolph Cupcakes is a chocolate cupcake recipe from Martha
Stewart. This recipe makes about 2 dozen.
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup warm water
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pans with liners; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, sift together cocoa, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Add the eggs, warm water, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla; mix batter until smooth (about 3 minutes) Divide batter evenly among liners, filling each about 1/3 full. Bake until tops spring back when touched. About 20 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely.
Once cool frost with chocolate frosting. Use white chocolate chips turned upside down for the eyes. For the eye color use blue or black gel (in the cake aisle) Use a red peanut M & M for the nose and pretzels for the antlers. You can dip the pretzels in chocolate if you would like.
Thoroughly lick the beaters

The kids finished product

1 comment:

The Batty Bunch said...

Seriously you have cupcake Friday, every Friday? You need mother of the year award. I should adapt your idea my kids would love it, me not so much I can only imagine the mess. LOVE the reindeer, too cute.