It’s here–it’s officially Halloween! Today’s cupcakes, last in my Halloween series, are so rich in flavor that it has to be a sin.
So what makes them so decadent? Well, for starters, there’s the chocolate cupcake. Followed by a chocolate frosting. Completed with bittersweet chocolate shards. It’s chocolate on top of chocolate on top of chocolate.
The Dracula part? They’re filled with a gooey raspberry filling that just looks like something the OG vampire would serve you.
What You Need
- 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 cups cocoa
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon espresso coffee
- 1 cup seedless raspberry jam
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 salted butter (1 stick), softened
- 1/3 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2/3 cup cocoa
- 3 cups powdered sugar
How You Do It
- Melt chocolate in microwave 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until smooth.
- On a parchment-lined cookie sheet, spread chocolate in a thin layer. Put in freezer until ready to use.
- Preheat over to 350 F and line cupcake tin. Brew coffee and set aside to cool.
- Combine sugar, eggs, milk, and vanilla.
- Add in dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
- When combined, add in the cocoa.
- Pour in the oil and coffee and blend just until combined, careful not to overmix.
- Pour batter into cupcake tin, filling each liner 2/3 full. Bake 18-23 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
- Combine the butter, milk, and vanilla, and cocoa.
- Going a half a cup at a time, add in the powdered sugar.
- Combine the powdered sugar and raspberry jam until no lumps remain.
- Core the center of each cupcake, careful not to go all the way down to the bottom. Keep the tops.
- Fill with the raspberry filling and place the tops back on.
- Remove the cookie sheet from the fridge. Lift chocolate and break into desired size.
- Using tip of choice, pipe the cupcakes with the frosting.
- Carefully, press 3-4 shards of chocolate into the frosting. If your hands are too warm, the chocolate will begin to soften and bend. If that happens, return shards to freezer for 2-3 minutes.
Look how scrumptious!
And the raspberry filling? Truly worthy of Dracula himself.
And the chocolate decorations make them look extra fancy.
I hope you have a wonderful Halloween! Eat at much chocolate as you can stomach, watch scary movies until you scream, and may the spirits look kindly upon you today. Until next time,