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Chocolate Halloween cupcakes

8
8
8
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
57 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
32 min
Serves
24
Difficulty
Moderate
We topped these marshmallow-frosted cupcakes with plastic spiders for some sweet Halloween fun.

Ingredients

Cooking spray

2 spray(s), 5 one-second sprays per serving

All-purpose flour

2½ cup(s)

Sugar substitute

2 cup(s), such as Splenda

Unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup(s)

Cornstarch

½ cup(s)

Baking soda

1 tsp(s)

Table salt

1 tsp(s)

Regular liquid egg substitute

1 cup(s)

Water

2 cup(s)

Light corn syrup

1 cup(s)

Sugar

1½ cup(s)

Water

½ cup(s)

Egg white(s)

2 egg white(s), large

Table salt

½ tsp(s)

Light corn syrup

1 tbsp(s)

Vanilla extract

1 tsp(s)

Decorating icing

4 tsp(s), orange

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat two 12-hole muffin tins with cooking spray and line with cupcake wrappers. (Note: We use both cooking spray and muffin wrappers to prevent any batter from sticking to the top of the pan. Or, use nonstick pans instead.)
  2. Combine flour, Splenda, cocoa, cornstarch, baking soda and 1 teaspoon of salt in a large bowl; set aside.
  3. Whisk egg substitute, 2 cups of water and 1 cup of light corn syrup together in a medium bowl.
  4. Add egg mixture into flour mixture and mix until completely smooth and incorporated.
  5. Pour batter into muffin tins until each hole is completely full. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the centre of a muffin comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
  6. While cupcakes cool, make frosting: Heat a medium pot of water to boiling.
  7. In a medium metal or glass bowl, using a hand mixer, beat sugar, 1/2 cup of water, egg whites, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1 tablespoon of corn syrup and vanilla extract at high speed for 1 minute.
  8. Place bowl of frosting over rapidly boiling water (you are creating a double boiler) and beat at high speed until the mixture forms soft peaks, about 7 to 10 minutes.
  9. Remove frosting from heat and beat until the mixture is thick enough to spread, about 5 minutes. Frost muffins, create a spider web-like design on each with icing and decorate as desired.