Crazy Critter Cupcakes

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

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

Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 400ºF. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. 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. 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. 4 Spread with frosting. Decorate with candies to look like butterflies and ladybugs .

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