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Black Cat Cupcakes

Yield 1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • Cocoa Cream Frosting
  • Gumdrops (optional)
  • Candy corn (optional)
  • Licorice ropes (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Cream butter; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg; beat well.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture, alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir in vanilla and chocolate morsels.

  3. Spoon batter into a paper lined muffin pan, filling one-half full. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to wire rack to complete cooling. Frost with Cocoa Cream Frosting. Garnish with gumdrops, candy corn, and licorice ropes, if desired.

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