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|Spooktacular Chocolate Cupcakes|
|Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00|
|Categories : Halloween|
|Amount||Measure||Ingredient -- Preparation Method|
Assorted candies (optional)
Peanut Butter Cream Filling:
|2||3 Oz Package||cream cheese -- sofrened|
|2/3||Cup||creamy peanut butter|
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin cups which are 2 1/2" in diameter with paper baking cups.
Stir together dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add shortening, buttermilk, water, eggs and vanilla. Beat on low speed of electric mixer 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 3 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Fill muffin cups 1/3 full with batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.
Prepare Peanut Butter Cream Filling: Beat cream cheese and peanut butter in a large bowl until well blended. Add milk and vanilla; beat well. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating until smooth. Add additional milk, 1 tsp. at a time, until desired consistency.
Place peanut butter cream filling into a pastry bag, fitted with a large star tip. Insert tip into center of cupcakes; pipe filling into cupcake. Remove tip from cake; garnish top with swirl of filling. Decorate with candies if desired. Cover; refrigerate leftover cupcakes. Yields about 3 dozen cupcakes.
Source: Daily Breeze Food Section - October 26, 1994