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Bewitching Cupcakes

Oxmoor House
Yield Makes 12 to 15
These little cupcakes are bewitched indeed! You really do frost them before baking! Adding the little character on top is just the icing on the cake!


  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

How to Make It

  1. Combine shortening and sugar; blend until smooth. Add one egg plus one yolk, milk and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; sitr into shortening mixture until smooth. Fill paper-lined muffin cups 1/2 fulll; set aside. Beat remaining egg white with an electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Add brown sugar and cocoa; beat until well blended. Spoon a generous teaspoonful over each cupcake; sprinkle with nuts. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. After baking, color in Halloween Cake Pokes, adhere toothpick to the back and place in cupcakes.

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