Day 91 – Vampire Cupcakes

30 Oct

With Halloween tomorrow, I couldn’t possibly resist these Vampire Cupcakes (recipe below from Baking Bites). A very simple cake with a very fun twist!

Cupcake     Mini-Cupcake

The cake is dense and extremely moist and sticky.  It tastes (and feels) a lot like angel food cake.

Filled-cupcake     Mini-Cupcake-filled

(It’s a pureed cherry filling.)

Marshmallow Frosting

Frosting is thick and very sticky! Frosting tastes more like a vanilla meringue than a 7-min frosting.

Vampire-Cupcake     MIni-Vampire-Cucpake

The delicate-ness of the cake, with the sweetness of the frosting and the tart cherry in the middle all balances really well. None of the flavors are overly aggressive or over-powering. It comes together very nicely for an all-around flavor.

Notes: the frosting is almost twice as long as a typical 7-min frosting. I would probably just stick with that version, this is more complex and not necessarily any tastier.

Scoring Sheet:

  • Cupcake Taste: 3.5
  • Frosting Taste: 3
  • Overall Taste: 4
  • Appearance: 4
  • Ease of Making: 2.5 (only 2 parts, but the frosting takes significantly longer than usual frostings.)
  • TOTAL: 17

RECIPE

Vampire Cupcakes (recipe from Baking Bites)

Vampire Cupcakes
2 cups cake flour
1 1/3 cups sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 large egg whites
1 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract

Filling
1 can cherry pie filling

Marshmallow Frosting
(previously used on Peanut Butter Banana Cupcakes)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 large egg whites, room temperature
1/3 cup water
2 tsp light corn syrup
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla extract

For directions visit Baking Bites.

*Tomorrow: Healthy Halloween Cupcakes*

4 Responses to “Day 91 – Vampire Cupcakes”

  1. tastytreats13 November 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    How cool!

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