Let's be honest here, I don't do scary, creepy, or zombie on Halloween. I like cute; pumpkins and scarecrows, Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. I don't like scary movies or haunted houses. I do like these Green Slime filled cupcakes however. I saw them on Taste of Home. I can handle these Green Slime cupcakes, but that's as far as I go. No monsters for me.
When I was a kid I did love to go trick or treating. It was a different time back then, and me and my friends would go for several days before Halloween, and then on Halloween, too. I grew up in a small college town, so when I was in Jr. High, no middle school, We would go to all the houses around the university. We would get so much candy, but it was sure fun. (Now, these are secrets that I never even told my kids.) When they were little, I didn't want them to have all of that sugar. I would let them have a few pieces, and then I put the candy in the freezer, and made other treats like cookies, Rice Krispie bars, etc with them over the course of the Fall.
I had made extra Portillos Chocolate cupcakes , when I made the "Pi" cake for Cherise for this project. Now this "slime" on top of the cupcake is just green glaze, drizzled over the Chocolate Butter Cream frosting. The filling for these yummy cupcakes is cream cheese frosting tinted a slime green. Now mind you, I have never been "slimed", but I will eat one of these "slimy" cupcakes for sure. What are some of your Halloween Traditions?
To make these cupcakes, you can use any chocolate cupcake recipe Portillos or my go to recipe from Chockylit, from scratch. After cupcakes are frosted, you fill them with the Green Slime filling, and drizzle with the Green Slime Glaze.
Green Slime Cupcakes Inspired by Taste of Home
Devils Food Cupcakes
makes 24 cupcakes/350 degree oven
1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/2 tsp. baking soda
1-1/2 c. milk
1/2 c. butter (1 stick room temp)
2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c mini chocolate chip morsels (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1. Measure all ingredients except eggs and chocolate morsels in mixing bowl.
2. Mix on low speed just until incorporated.
3. Beat on high for 2 minutes.
4. Add eggs, beat on high again for 2 minutes.
5. Stir in chocolate morsels. until mixed.
Measure out into cupcake pan with liners, using a 2" ice cream scoop for filling. Bake for about 15-20 min. until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool in pan slightly and then transfer to a rack to cool completely before
Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting.
1 stick butter, room temperature
4 c. confectioner's sugar
1/4 c. milk, more or less
1. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy
2. Add cocoa and 1c. sugar to butter mixture and beat until incorporated
3. Add half of the milk and remainder of sugar and beat until incorporated.
4. Continue to add milk until you get desired consistency
Green Slime Filling
1/4 c butter
3 T cream cheese
2 c powdered sugar
2 T milk
6-8 drops of green food coloring
Cream butter and cream cheese. Add in powdered sugar and milk until well combined, and desired consistency. Add food coloring, until desired color. Fill Cupcakes with slime.
Green Slime Glaze
1/2 c powdered sugar
1 T milk
6 drops green food coloring.
Combine all ingredients and and drizzle over frosted and filled cupcakes.
Assemble the Cupcakes:
Use a paring knife to cut a cone-shaped piece (about 1/2 inch deep) from the center of each cupcake and throw away the pieces, eat them, or use a cupcake corer. I used the cupcake corer. Spoon l filling into the cupcake. Frost with Butter Cream and drizzle with Green Slime Glaze.
linked up my recipe to Brandie@The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck #39
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