Halloween cupcakes

For ages I’ve been promising one of my friends that we’d do some fun baking together and that I’d show him some cool baking tricks. And what recipe, you ask, did I think would be perfect for honing his baking skills? Why, the first of my Halloween baking: brain cupcakes with bleeding centers! You know you have good friends when they’re equally as happy to make gross Halloween food as you. So without further ado, meet my baking assistant and mad scientist, Trond!


Brain Cupcakes
Yields 12 cupcakes

For the cupcakes:
1/2 stick (57 grams) butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup milk

For the filling:
Raspberry or strawberry jam

For the frosting:
2 sticks (about 226 grams) butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Pink food coloring

Continue reading