FOOD

Cauldron Cupcakes

Beware! These fiery frosted cauldrons are bursting with a molten chocolate center.

FOOD

Cauldron Cupcakes

Beware! These fiery frosted cauldrons are bursting with a molten chocolate center.

Ingredients

Cauldron Cupcakes

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 6 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 ¼ cups buttermilk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 24 chocolate squares
  • Mini marshmallows
  • skull candies
  • candy eyeballs

Buttercream

  • 2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • red and orange food colouring

Steps

Cauldron Cupcakes

  1. Beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and eggs one at a time, beating with each addition.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Add this to the butter mixture in 2 additions, alternating with the buttermilk. Add the chocolate chips and mix well.
  3. Pour the batter into 12 silicone cauldrons. Stick 2 chocolate squares into the center of each cauldron.
  4. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes, then cool completely.
  5. To decorat, pipe dollops of buttercream onto the cupcakes to look like bubbling cauldrons. Decorate with some mini marshmallows, skull candies and candy eyeballs.

Buttercream

  1. Beat the butter with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  2. Add the confectioner’s sugar one cup at a time, then beat for 3-5 minutes, until fluffy. Dye the buttercream orange.
  3. Add several drops of red food colouring and fold until it is swirled throughout the buttercream.
  4. Place the buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a large, round piping tip.