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Witch's Hat Chocolate Cupcakes

Things You'll Need
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1-1/3 cups water
  • ORANGE CREAM FILLING (recipe follows)
How to Make
  • 1

    1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.

  • 2

    2. Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl on high speed of mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter.

  • 3

    3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.

  • 4

    4. Prepare ORANGE CREAM FILLING. Cut 1-1/2-inch cone-shaped piece from center of each cupcake; reserve. Fill each cavity with scant tablespoon filling. Place reserved cake pieces on filling, pointed side up. Refrigerate before serving. 2-1/2 dozen cupcakes.

  • 5

    ORANGE CREAM FILLING 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened 1 cup marshmallow creme 1-1/4 cups powdered sugar 1/2 to 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 to 3 teaspoons orange juice Red and yellow food color (optional)

  • 6

    1. Beat butter in small bowl; gradually beat in marshmallow creme. Add powdered sugar, orange peel and vanilla, beating until blended.

  • 7

    2. Gradually add orange juice and food color, if desired, beating to desired consistency. About 1-1/3 cups filling.

Witch's Hat Chocolate Cupcakes

Witch's Hat Chocolate Cupcakes

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  1. Review 10/22/2012 8:53:26 PM by raceracegirl:
    I can't wait to try this recipe on Haloween for my kids. Thanks for the recipe!

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