On the lookout for the right dessert to your Hocus Pocus social gathering? Make my Hocus Pocus Cupcakes! Right here extremely moist chocolate pumpkin cupcakes are topped with vanilla frosting to appear to be Winifred, Mary, and Sarah’s hair. I hope I did the Sanderson sisters proud with this scrumptious dessert!
These cupcakes keep contemporary for days. We’re speaking 5 days. You’ll be able to simply bake these the day earlier than your Halloween social gathering.
This recipe makes twenty-four cupcakes and I embellished eight Winifreds, eight Sarahs, and eight Marys. I cut up the frosting 3 ways and used Wilton meals coloring to get these shades. Mary’s hair is straight purple whereas Sarah’s hair is yellow with a couple of drops of ivory and Winifred’s hair is pink with a couple of drops of yellow for a gorgeous reddish orange.
I couldn’t determine if I wished pointy Winifred hair or extra of a bun so I did a few of every. I prefer it each methods!
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 cup canned pumpkin
2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup unsalted butter (1.5 sticks)
1 cup darkish brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
3 massive eggs, plus 1 yolk
Vanilla frosting, recipe follows
- Preheat oven to 375 levels Fahrenheit. Line muffin tins with paper liners and spray liners with nonstick spray.
- Sift collectively flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
- Whisk collectively buttermilk, pumpkin, and vanilla in one other small bowl.
- Cream collectively butter and sugars in a stand mixer till mild and fluffy. Beat in eggs one by one. Scale back velocity to low and add flour combination and buttermilk combination alternatively, ending with the buttermilk combination.
- Fill ready liners 2/3 full. Bake at 375 for 15-18 minutes. Let cool ten minutes, then take away from tins and funky utterly.
- Put together frosting based on recipe under, dividing the frosting into thirds. Tint frosting desired shades of yellow, purple, and pink. Frost just like the Sanderson sisters’ hair.
Notice: For these actual shades, I used Wilton purple for Mary’s hair, Wilton yellow plus a little bit of ivory to make it extra blonde and fewer neon for Sarah’s hair, and Wilton pink with a pair drops of yellow for Winifred’s hair.
6 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1.5 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp milk
- Cream collectively powdered sugar and softened butter with an electrical mixer. Begin with two cups of powdered sugar and half a stick of butter, alternating additions.
- Slowly incorporate vanilla extract and milk. Beat till clean. Add further milk or powdered sugar if wanted for desired consistency.