Day 89 – Black Lagoon Cupcakes

28 Oct

Ok! It is officially time to get into the holiday spirit now! Halloween, that is!! And I could not resist these adorable Slime-filled Cupcakes from the Black Lagoon (recipe below from Baking Bites). So, enjoy a little Musical Monday then enjoy the cupcakes!!

You can find out more about Shauna on her website and Facebook page.  Now on to these slime-filled cupcakes!

Cupcake     Mini-cupcake

The cake is dense and moist. It has a light, vanilla flavor. Clearly meant to be the blank slate for the filling and frosting.

Cupcake-with-ooze-filling     Mini-with-ooze

The curd is typical curd consistency, maybe slightly thinner.  It has a very tart, lime flavor. Not bad, just not subtle.

Green-frosting

The frosting is a good buttercream consistency – thick enough to easily pipe and very smooth.  It’s a typical sweet-vanilla frosting.

Black-Lagoon-Cupcake     Mini-Black-Lagoon

For a Halloween cupcake, this is a really good dessert. The filling is definitely the star. It’s so strong, and so tart, but it balances really well with the simplicity of the cake and the sweetness of the frosting. (It helps if you have warning that it’s lime.  I didn’t tell my hubby and he was, well, let’s say, shocked.)

Cupcake-with-ooze

It’s also really fun once you cut into it and it oozes out. Perfect for a Halloween party, or any kid party where slime is fun!

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3.5
  • Overall Taste: 3.5
  • Appearance: 4 (the inside is where the party is)
  • Ease of Making: 3.5 (even though there are 3 parts, the batter is a no-mixer job!)
  • TOTAL: 17

RECIPE

Slime-filled Cupcakes from the Black Lagoon (recipe from Baking Bites)

Slime (Lime Curd) Filling:
2/3 cup strained fresh lime juice
3/4 cup sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
10-12 drops green food coloring

Black Lagoon (Vanilla) Cupcakes:
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup milk (low fat is ok)

Swampy Vanilla Frosting
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-3 cups confectioners’ sugar
2-4 tablespoons milk
green food coloring

For directions visit Baking Bites.

*Tomorrow: Spooktacular Chocolate Cupcakes*

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