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Dark Chocolate Blackberry Cupcakes
Looking forward to Halloween fun treats! One of my favorite Disney movies starred Angelina Jolie as a beautiful, black villain named Maleficent.
Remember the movie, “Sleeping Beauty”……..the evil cartoon witch? Maleficent is dressed the same way with a black 2 pointed headdress similar to a Spanish bull’s horns.
So a cute way to have a fantastic Halloween party or a birthday party is to decorate in green & black with a splash of pink & purple. Decorate yourselves with horns! Kids & adults will love it!
Watch Maleficent trailer below.
What’s more fitting than creating a cupcake representing her dark black horns? This recipe from “Sinister Sweet Shop”…………… without a doubt you know by looking at this cupcake what villain it represents.
Be sure to watch the video on the bottom about how to make these beautiful Maleficent cupcakes with an easier method by 2 young ladies.
Dark Chocolate Blackberry Maleficent Cupcakes Recipe
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Dark Chocolate Cake
Yields 24 cupcakes
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups Baker’s sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup lukewarm coffee
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with Wilton Black Wave Baking Cups; set aside.
Stir together cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl with a whisk.
Add eggs, coffee, buttermilk, oil, and vanilla, and mix until smooth with an electric mixer, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl to assure batter is well mixed.
With a large cupcake scoop fill each paper cupcake liner about 2/3 full.
Bake approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Blackberry Filling Ingredients
1/2 cup Baker’s sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon butter
2 cups frozen blackberries
In a small bowl whisk together sugar, cornstarch and water until cornstarch is dissolved and mixture is smooth.
Transfer to a small saucepan and place over medium heat.
Add the butter and berries and bring to a boil stirring gently.
Boil about 3 minutes or until thickened.
Mixture will thicken further upon cooling.
Using a paring knife cut a cone out of center of cooled cupcakes.
Fill with cooled blackberry filling.
Blackberry Buttercream Ingredients
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened
2/3 cup seedless blackerry preserves
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
With an electric mixer, cream butter until smooth, about 3 minutes.
Stir in preserves until combined. Sift in powdered sugar.
Beat on low until combined, then on high until light and fluffy. Approximately 5 minutes.
Using a piping bag and a Wilton 2D tip pipe frosting onto cooled and filled cupcakes.
Photo Credit: Instagram/Sinister Sweet Shop
Simple Maleficent Cupcakes
For you busy mothers with kids who like to bake & make cupcakes….here’s an easier version below.
Researched and found directions for making black horns & an easier cupcake recipe from CharlisCraftyKitchen. All they used was purple frosting in a piping bag to frost the cupcakes. Toothpicks & black fondant were used for the famous horns. (Could use a dark blue-purple fondant for the horns).
Fondant was rolled by hand; however, you could get a smoother look by rolling the fondant on a hard surface shaping like a Bugles corn chip & then making the horns crooked.