Friday, October 19, 2012

Green Slime Filled Cupcakes


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

2c. flour
2c. sugar
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
2 eggs
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
frosting.

Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting.
1 stick butter, room temperature
1/2 cocoa
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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17 comments:

  1. Very festive, the kids will all love these!

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    1. Claudia,
      Kids of all ages will love these, big and little!

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  2. I love the bright green "slime" in the center of these:-) Very fun!!

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    1. These were fun to make, and I'm taking them to an upcoming Halloween party.

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  3. I had to know what the slime was, lol. It's not scary at all, it's yummy cream cheese. Ha ha, I did the same thing with my girls, they would be happy with their small amount of candy, I didn't let them know when we were little we stayed out half the night collecting it till we had a pillow case full. Enjoy your weekend Becky.
    -Gina-

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    1. Gina,
      I guess that times have changed haven't they, but we have our memories. Our children will have memories.

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  4. Not even the idea of slime and Halloween can stop me eating these, too delicious my friend :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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    1. Uru,
      These cupcakes are good, not scary!

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    1. Erin,
      Thank you! these were fun to make!

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  6. Really great cookies! Not scary and very delicious!

    Have a great weekend!

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    1. Medeja,
      These cupcakes, aren't scary, but they are good.

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  7. I was hoping that was mint in the middle. Yep, mint and cream cheese is what I am going to try. :)

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    1. Cherie,
      Please let me know, how they turn out putting mint in the middle.

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  8. Becky, The 'Taste of Home' magazine has such fun thing to offer all year round...just can't keep up with it. You made some fabulous, yummy, and perfect little cupcake treats. Only the name sound 'scary' but the recipe is so good, and the filling creamy and delicious!
    Love your photos, and the recipe...thanks for sharing:)

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    1. Elisabeth,
      Thank You! You are right, only the name is scary, not the cupcakes. they taste so good, especially with the rich, chocolity cupcakes, and cream cheese filling.

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  9. Becky, I want the entire batch! So cute!!
    Thank you for sharing them at my link party. :)

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