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Sugar Skull Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • Sugar Skulls
  • 1 cup Zulka Pure Cane Sugar
  • 1 tsp Water
  • Colored Frosting for decorating.
  • Cupcakes
  • 3/4 Flour
  • 3/4 Cake Flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, softened to room temp
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp Zulka Pure Cane Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs, room temp
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Milk, room temp
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream, room temp
  • 2 tbsp Sour Cream, room temp
  • Coating
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1/4 cup Cinnamon Sugar
  • Frosting
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) Unsalted Butter, softened to room temp
  • 2-3 cups Confectioners' Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • Cinnamon Sugar for dusting

Instructions:

from Sugar and Soul

Directions

  • Sugar Skulls should be prepared ahead of time. Mix sugar and water and press into Sugar Skull molds. Let sit overnight to harden. Decorate with colored frosting.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Line cupcake pan with liners and set aside.
  • Sift together flours, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon into a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy on medium-high speed.
  • Add eggs one at a time mixing between each addition.
  • Add vanilla, scrape down the sides as needed.
  • On low speed, add the flour in in small batches alternating with the milk and heavy cream.
  • Add in the sour cream and beat until combined.
  • Fill liners 3/4 of the way full and bake for 18-20 minutes until toothpick comes clean.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack to finish cooling.
  • Once cool, melt butter and dip the dome of the cupcakes in it and then into the cinnamon sugar.
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on low speed until pale and creamy.
  • Slowly add in confectioners’ sugar and heavy cream a little at a time, alternating between each, while mixing on low over the course of about 3 minutes.
  • Add vanilla, cinnamon and salt and beat on medium speed for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Frost cupcakes, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and top with decorated sugar skulls.

 

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