Black Cat Cupcakes Recipe

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Black Cat Cupcakes Recipe
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Black Cat Cupcakes Recipe

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If a black cat crosses your path, we hope it's one of these cute chocolaty creations. This time-saving recipe relies on a boxed cake mix and a can of prepared frosting jazzed up with simple cookie and candy decorations. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can (16 ounces) dark chocolate frosting
  • 12 chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies, quartered
  • 48 yellow jelly beans
  • 24 black jelly beans
  • 24 pieces black rope licorice

Directions

Prepare and bake cake according to package directions for cupcakes, using paper-lined muffin cups. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost tops of cupcake. Insert two cookie pieces into each for ears. Add yellow jelly beans for eyes and a black jelly bean for nose. Cut each piece of licorice into thirds, then in half; place three halves on each side of nose for whiskers. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Black Cat Cupcakes in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p39

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 259 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 234mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 package (18-1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can (16 ounces) dark chocolate frosting
  • 12 chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies, quartered
  • 48 yellow jelly beans
  • 24 black jelly beans
  • 24 pieces black rope licorice
  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions for cupcakes, using paper-lined muffin cups. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Frost tops of cupcake. Insert two cookie pieces into each for ears. Add yellow jelly beans for eyes and a black jelly bean for nose. Cut each piece of licorice into thirds, then in half; place three halves on each side of nose for whiskers. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Black Cat Cupcakes in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p39

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MizL User ID: 7093378 276258
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2017

"how can there be no cholesterol?? and only 6 grams of fat? just curious"

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Melanie-Obrien User ID: 7006733 52958
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2013

"These turned out really cute!"

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