Black Cat Cupcakes

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Black Cat Cupcakes

Yield: 12 cupcakes Prep 45 mins Start to Finish 1 hr 30 mins


  • 3/4 cup  Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe below)
  • 24 small yellow gumdrops
  • Black licorice laces
  • 12 standard-size cupcakes
  • 1 cup  chocolate sprinkles
  • 24 chocolate Candy Melts or chocolate coating dots


1. Fit a piping bag with a #4 plain tip and fill with 1/4 cup frosting; set aside. To make eyes, cut an 1/8-inch thick slice off the larger end of each gumdrop; add a small piece of licorice lace to the cut side of each slice. For ears, cut chocolate coating dots into triangle shapes with a paring knife. Cut licorice laces into 1-1/2- to 2-inch lengths for whiskers.

2. Frost cupcakes; coat generously with chocolate sprinkles. Insert ears into the icing of each cupcake, add whiskers and eyes and pipe a frosting nose. Makes 12 cupcakes.

Nutrition Facts

  • cal.(kcal)532,
  • Fat, total(g)26,
  • chol.(mg)81,
  • sat. fat(g)13,
  • carb.(g)76,
  • Monosaturated fat(g)5,
  • Polyunsaturated fat(g)3,
  • fiber(g)1,
  • sugar(g)59,
  • pro.(g)4,
  • vit. A(IU)583,
  • Thiamin(mg)0,
  • Riboflavin(mg)0,
  • Niacin(mg)1,
  • Pyridoxine (Vit. B6)(mg)0,
  • Folate(g)4,
  • Cobalamin (Vit. B12)(g)0,
  • sodium(mg)279,
  • Potassium(mg)104,
  • calcium(mg)30,
  • iron(mg)1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 3/4 cup  (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup  unsweetened cocoa, sifted
  • 4 cups  (1 lb) confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 3 - 4 tablespoons  milk


1. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and cream cheese together until creamy, about 2 min. Stir in cocoa. Add confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing well. Beat in vanilla extract and milk and stir until smooth. Can be refrigerated up to one week; bring to room temperature and stir before using. Makes 3 cups.

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