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Black Velvet Cupcakes with Chocolate Webs


The weather here is deceptively warm yet, it’s too cold to go into the water anymore which only reminds me that summer is really gone *sigh* #firstworldproblems so when my neighbor approached me this weekend with a fun halloween project, I jumped at the chance to whip up these velvet cupcakes with a spooky halloween spin but they’re still moist little cakes crowned with the glory of fluffy cream cheese frosting.  It served as a delicious token telling me that the best holidays are just around the corner and you already know I could eat this frosting by the spoon bucketful!



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Black Velvet Cupcakes with Chocolate Webs
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Serves: 2 dozen

  • 1½ c unbleached flour
  • 1 ts baking powder
  • ¼ ts fine salt
  • 2 tb black or natural cocoa
  • ½ c oil
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 ts lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 room temperature eggs
  • ½ c room temperature buttermilk
  • 1 ts vanilla extract
  • Black gel color*
  • 16 oz soft cream cheese
  • 2-3 c *sifted* confectioners sugar
  • 1 ts pure vanilla
  • 1 tb heavy cream {optional}
  • ¼ ts fine salt
  • Melted chocolate for webs

  1. In the first bowl, sift the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa together. Set aside.
  2. In the second bowl, blend the oil and sugar.
  3. Add the lemon/vinegar.
  4. Whisk the eggs, milk, and vanilla.
  5. In 3 separate but quick additions, stir in the first bowl of dry ingredients into the second bowl. Do not over mix.
  6. Lastly, tin the batter to your liking.
  7. Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes. Do not over bake.
  8. For the frosting, break up the cream cheese and slowly blend in the sugar.
  9. Add the vanilla and cream, if using} and salt. Whip until fluffy.
  10. Please refer to video to recreate the chocolate webs.

Natural options: activated charcoal, black cocoa, mixing homemade primary colors.


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