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Crazy Critter Cupcakes

Surprise your guests with these creative chocolate cupcakes – a wonderful dessert treat.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 10 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1 2/3
cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2
cups sugar
1/2
cup baking cocoa
1/2
cup shortening
1
cup water
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
2
eggs
1
tub (1 lb) chocolate ready-to-spread frosting
Assorted candies and cookies, if desired
1
tube (0.68 oz) black decorating gel, if desired

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  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 Beat all ingredients except frosting, candies, cookies and decorating gel in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Fill cups 1/2 full.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Spread with frosting. Decorate with candies to look like butterflies and ladybugs .
  • 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 Beat all ingredients except frosting, candies, cookies and decorating gel in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl constantly. Beat on high speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Fill cups 1/2 full.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 Spread with frosting. Decorate with candies to look like butterflies and ladybugs .

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
215
(
Calories from Fat
80),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
9%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
120mg
120%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.