8 SPOOOKY HALLOWEEN CUPCAKES:
Halloween is approaching, and so is the release date for the new HALLOWEEN movie with Jamie Lee Curtis reprising her original role…again! Because Michael never quits. Am I right?! LOL Honestly, I’m not big on the horror genre, but I do enjoy the Halloween series as well as a few other spooky classics.
Anyway, we know I’ve been focusing on smaller batches of food, and Acid Reflux friendly recipes. Well, this is both! These Spooky Halloween cupcakes inspired by none other than Michael Myers himself, make only 8! And, they’re made with vegetable oil sticks and fat-free Greek yogurt to cut back on the fat giving you less aggravation.
Of course for the buttercream icing, I used actual butter. You can’t make buttercream without the butter! However, to cut down on the fat content, I used Almond milk, instead of regular whole milk or cream.
Now, let me reiterate that what works for me, might not necessarily work for you or someone you know. Everyone’s body is different and is affected differently by certain foods so you need to do your own experimenting and find what works for you. For example, onions are a common acid reflux trigger and they certainly are for me! However, I find that raw onions aggravate my AF the most, as opposed to cooked onions, in small portions.
So, now that I’ve given you some more of what I hope are useful tips for managing your AF, let’s get back to these cupcakes!
You can buy the decorations at Michael’s Crafts Stores; right now they’re having a sale 50% off ALL Halloween items! Go, go, go!!!
Okay! Now that you’ve gotten your decorations and probably everything else in the entire Michael’s store, let’s bake!
SMALL BATCH SPOOKY HALLOWEEN CUPCAKES (INSPIRED BY the HALLOWEEN MOVIES) Makes 8 cupcakes
FOR THE CUPCAKES:
6 Tbsp Vegetable Oil (I use sticks where I can just cut off the tablespoonful, but this works just as well with liquid vegetable oil)
2/4 Cup Granulated White Sugar
2 Egg Whites
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
4 Tbsp Fat-Free Greek Yogurt
12 Tbsp All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Baking Powder
FOR THE BLOODY GLAZE:
1 Tbsp Corn Syrup (light or dark works)
Red Food Coloring (liquid or gel is fine, both will work great! I put about 15 drops in, but there’s no mandatory measurement here. Adjust to the shade of red that you like!)
FOR THE BUTTERCREAM:
1/2 Cup Butter (Unsalted)
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Almond extract (this is optional and to my taste liking only. Obviously if you don’t like the taste of almond extract, leave it out.)
2 Cups Powdered Sugar
2 Tbsp Almond Milk
INSTRUCTIONS: PREHEAT OVEN TO 350°F
1. Beat the butter, sugar, and vanilla together for about 30 seconds until light and fluffy with an electric mixer.
2. Add the egg white and beat until just combined. (You don’t want to over mix!)
3. Add Greek yogurt
4. Add flour and baking powder.
5. Bake the cupcakes for 18-20 minutes (The cupcakes are done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean!)
FOR THE BLOODY GLAZE AND BUTTERCREAM:
1. Pour your corn syrup into a small bowl and drop a few red food coloring drops in. Mix and keep adding drops until you get your desired shade of red.
And now, for the buttercream! I love icing, so I always pile it on.
1.Cream the butter with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and then add the powdered sugar. (Add the PS one cup at a time. If you do both cups as once it’s likely to explode everywhere!) After adding the powdered sugar, pour in your milk and beat for another 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.
I think assembling cupcakes is pretty self-explanatory, but if you need some help: Let the cupcakes cool for about 45 minutes to an hour after coming out of the oven. You can’t ice anything right out of an oven, the icing will surely melt! Once the cupcakes have cooled, pipe a nice size dollop of icing on top of the cupcake. (I use SugarBelle piping bags and a Wilton 1M Rose Piping Tip )
Once the tops are iced, go ahead and drizzle some blood over the top. It’s so vibrant against the white icing, and adds such a gruesome effect! And once that’s done, grab your Wilton Halloween Knife Icing Decorations and place them on top. Or however you want to place them of course. Doesn’t have to be exactly like mine.
There you have it, folks! Some spooky, bloody, delicious Halloween cupcakes inspired by none only than the King of Halloween himself. Will you be seeing the new Halloween movie in theaters? Tell me in the comments below. HAPPY HAUNTINGS!!