Blood Splatter Cupcakes with Glass Daggers
 
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Serves: 2-3 dozen
Ingredients
Spice Cake
  • 1¾ c unbleached flour
  • 1 ts baking powder
  • ½ ts salt
  • 1 ts cinnamon*
  • ½ ts nutmeg*
  • ¼ ts cloves*
  • ⅛ ts allspice*
  • ⅛ ts ginger*
  • ¾ c oil
  • 1½ c brown sugar
  • 3 room temperature eggs
  • ¾ c room temperature whole buttermilk
  • 1 ts pure vanilla extract
Frosting
  • 16 oz soft cream cheese
  • 2-3 c *sifted* confectioners/powdered sugar
  • 1 ts pure vanilla
  • 1 tb heavy cream {optional}
  • ΒΌ ts fine salt
Glass Candy
  • 1 c granulated sugar
  • ½ c corn syrup
Blood
  • Red jelly
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk/sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and all the spices. Set aside,
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the oil and sugar.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time with the buttermilk and vanilla.
  4. In thirds, slowly combine the first, dry bowl with the second, wet bowl. Do not over mix.
  5. Bake at 350 for 17-20 minutes for standard sizes and 9-12 minutes for mini sizes.
  6. For the frosting, break up the cream cheese and slowly cream in the sifted powdered sugar. Add the vanilla, cream, and salt and cream until fluffy. Frost cooled cupcakes.
  7. Please refer to videos for making the glass candy and assembling the cupcakes.
Notes
*Freshly ground yields the best flavor
Recipe by The Squishy Monster at http://thesquishymonster.com/2014/10/blood-splatter-cupcakes-with-glass-daggers.html