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HALLOWEEN CAKE POPS

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Halloween Cake Pops decorated like a pumpkin ghosts make a great treat to bake up for your Halloween Party.They also make a great homemade treat for those special Trick-or-Treaters.
I like to make my cake pops from scratch, they taste so much better but this time I used ready cake mix to save some time and and prepared homemade butter cream icing.For the coating I usually use white chocolate and food coloring,

but I just couldn’t get the right colour of orange so I did have to use candy melts for pumpkins and green and red candy melts for ghosts that I purchased at a nearby party city store.

Happy Halloween to Everyone!

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hour
servings 25

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake Ingredients:

3/4 cup Cocoa
2 tbsp butter softened
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla

Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter
3 cups icing sugar

For decoration

1 cup white melted chocolate
1 cup orange,red and green candy melts
black food colouring gel or black food writer.

Directions || How to prepare Buttercream Frosting

Using electric beater, whip butter until fluffy
Add in the icing sugar.
Keep the mixture beating till nice fluffy whipped cream is form.

Directions || How to prepare Chocolate Cake

In a bowl ,beat butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each.
Stir in vanilla.
In a large mixing bowl , add together cocoa powder,flour, baking soda and salt.
Now add the prepared butter mix into it.
Beat both the mixture well until well blended.
Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease and flour 9 x 13 inch cake pan
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake 30-40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.

Directions || How to prepare Cake Pops

After cake is baked and cooled completely, crumble into a large bowl.
Add in the prepared buttercream, for cake pops (butter cream keeps the pops firm)
Continue to mix until fluffy and thoroughly combined.
Add frosting a couple of heaping tablespoons at a time, mix thoroughly. You may not need all the icing, the consistency should form soft balls that hold together.
Use a small cookie scoop to make even sized pieces of dough, then gently roll dough between palm of your hands to make round, even balls.
Place on parchment paper,should make 20-25 balls.
Melt about 1 cup white chocolae in double boiler or microwave(30 secs -1 min)
Dip the tip of lollipop stick into white chocolate melt, then insert into the cake balls. Sticks should be inserted about half way into ball.
Refrigerate for 30-60 mins. until the cake pops firm up.

For decorating the cake pops

Melt orange,red and green candy melts. Dip each cake pop into candy melts by holding the lollipop stick and rotating until covered.
Once covered remove and softly tap and rotate until the excess candy melt falls off.
Refigerate the candies for 1-2 hours till its firm.
Next using a black coloring gel or food writer decorate the cake pops.

watch youtube video for detail instructions.

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Valentine Strawberry Cup cakes

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Treat your sweetie’s with a Valentine’s Day strawberry heart shaped cup cakes that shows your love from the first bite.
Watch step by step how to prepare these healthy but yet yummy cupcakes made with whole wheat flour and pureed strawberries.
Best of all, they are naturally colored and perfectly pink.

Come fall in love with these pinky sweet delicious cup cakes.

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Prep time: 25 mins
Cook time: 30-35 mins
Serves: 8
yield : 12 Cupcakes

Ingredients

1 1/4 cups wheat and all purpose flour mix
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup strawberry puree
1/4 cup unsalted butter,room temperature
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Cream Frosting

400 ml heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup unsalted butter,room temperature
2 cups icing sugar
1 tsp strawberry crush
1 tsp vanilla extract
3-4 drops pink food color

Additional Tools

Piping bag
Wilton tip 1M

Toppers

sprinkles of your choice

Method : How to prepare Heart shaped strawberry Cup cakes

Combine all the dry ingredients in one bowl, i.e flour , salt , sugar , baking powder and combined them well.
Then add milk strawberry puree, butter,milk and vanilla extract and beat all the ingredients untill well combined.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
Fill cupcake liners about halfway.
Bake the cup cakes for 30 -35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few crumbs.
While cupcakes cool, make the frosting.

For frosting

Take a chill bowl and add icing sugar ,whipping cream , vanilla extract and strawberry crush to it.
Beat it well until a smooth mix.
Add few drops of pink color and beat the cream well till the cream looks smooth and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
Pipe the cream frosting onto the cupcakes decorate the cup cakes using Wilton tip 1M
Add a few sprinkles, then allow to dry and firm.
Treat your loved ones with the these yummy healthy heart shaped pink Strawberry cup cakes.