BRACH’S® Scary Shapes Cupcakes

Brach’s Scary Shapes Cupcakes
Cupcake ingredients
  • 1 egg
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 box vanilla instant pudding
  • Green food coloring
Frosting ingredients
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1¼ cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 3 tablespoons (¾ stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoons clear vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup cold water
  • Brach’s Scary Shapes Mellowcremes
  • Optional — Halloween Sprinkles
Brach’s Product
Cupcake instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  3. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  4. Mix in the butter, sour cream, eggs and vanilla at medium speed until the batter is smooth and creamy.
  5. Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 18-22 minutes until the tops of the cupcakes spring back to the touch and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove the cupcakes from the pan and put on a cooling rack to let cool completely
  8. While cupcakes cool, make the vanilla pudding according to the manufacturer’s directions. Add green food coloring to make the pudding a nice green slime shade.
  9. When cupcakes are cool, cut a small hole in the top of each cupcake about the size of a quarter.
  10. Fill hole with the green pudding until it is level with the top of the cupcake.
  11. Refrigerate until ready to frost.
Frosting Instructions
  1. Blend together the shortening, butter and vanilla extract until creamy.
  2. Slowly add the powdered sugar and mix until well blended.
  3. While the mixer is going, slowly add the water in a thin stream and continue to beat until absorbed and the frosting becomes fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  4. Pipe the frosting (or spread with a spatula) onto the cooled cupcakes being careful to not disturb the pudding.
  5. Decorate with a few pieces of Brach’s Scary Shapes and a bit of Halloween sprinkles.