Melted Witch Cupcakes (High Hat Jell-O Poke Cupcakes)

26 Oct

We drove with 2 kids in a car to Edmonton, AB about 1100 km each way.  It was actually not that bad cause we totally cheated and packed a portable dvd player.  It was a God send.  I don’t know how we would have made it without it.  I decided to show you some pretty pictures.

Ok I’m all done with the pictures now.  Well not all the pictures ’cause I gotta show you food too.  Obviously.   Here are some melty witch cupcakes.  Well…. sort of.  They were suppose to be high hat cupcakes (marshmallow frosting dipped in chocolate) which they totally are but…. well the frosting is suppose to be super high and look like a witches hat but my frosting (read arch-nemesis) went a little flat on me.

So I stuck some cute cupcake picks in them and called it a day.

Did I mention the cake has Jell-O in it?

VERDICT

I really liked the Jello-O in the cupcake.  It is a really good sweet candy like flavor.  Ya know, like well,  Jell-O.  The marshmallow frosting dipped in chocolate, well really is there any way to go wrong there.  I am pretty sure mine fell a little flat because I put the frosting it in the fridge overnight and then whipped it again and it just never got as stiff as it should have. Boo.

One little tip is spray the inside of the cupcake liner with non-stick spray otherwise it the liners really stick!

The Jello-O poke idea came from Gingerbread Bagels and the cupcake recipe came from Brown Eyed Baker the idea and crappy decorating were all mine

Makes 12 cupcakes

Cupcakes

1 1/2 c all purpose flour
1 c granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c butter
1/2 c sour cream
1 egg
2 egg yolks
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 box green Jell-O
1 c boiling water

Marshmallow Frosting

4 egg whites
1 c granulated sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp vanilla
a couple drops of green food coloring
12 oz chopped semi-sweet or dark chocolate
3 tbs vegetable oil

Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 F.  Move oven rack to the middle position.  Line a 12 c muffin tin with cupcake liners and spray inside the liners with non-stick spray.  Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together.  Add butter, sour cream, egg, egg yolks and vanilla.

Beat for 30 seconds, scrape down the bowl and beat until no flour bits remain.

Pour into prepared muffin tins and bake 20-24 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

When the cupcakes are just about done baking boil your water for your Jell-O.  Mix boiling water and Jell-O together.

Remove cupcakes from the oven and poke with either a fork or a chopstick.  I preferred the chopstick.  Pour about 2 tablespoons of Jell-O over each cupcake taking care not to get it between the liner and the muffin tin.

Once your done chill cupcakes over night.

Marshmallow Frosting

Put egg whites, sugar and cream of tarter into a heat proof bowl.  Set over simmering water whisking constantly until sugar is dissolved and egg whites are warm to the touch. 3-4 minutes.


Transfer to your electric mixers bowl with the whisk attachment and beat.  Start on low speed and increase to high until soft glossy peaks form. 5-7 minutes.  Add vanilla and food coloring.

Pipe on to cupcakes as high as you can.  Put in the freezer until frozen about 2 hours.

While the cupcakes are in the freezer melt your chocolate and oil in a small sauce pan and transfer to a deep wide mouthed cup/jar/mug whatever works.

Take cupcakes from the freezer dip in chocolate and put back in the freezer until the chocolate is set.

Then you can transfer to the fridge or eat at room temp but they are best cold I think.

Enjoy!

2 Responses to “Melted Witch Cupcakes (High Hat Jell-O Poke Cupcakes)”

  1. Medifast Coupons October 26, 2011 at 11:40 am #

    These are adorable even if they didn't turn out quite like what you wanted them too they still look pretty darn good to me.

  2. Mis-Cakes October 26, 2011 at 6:17 pm #

    ahh thanks!!

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