Now, to these cupcakes. I was grocery shopping about a week ago and was looking through a magazine that I hadn't ever seen before, entitled "Yum Food & Fun for Kids". I came upon a cupcake that spawned the idea for this one. Their icing was done with a wide tip, in a spiral and then red sugar was sprinkled into the crevasses making it loosely look like a lollipop. I didn't buy the magazine, but wanted to try my hand (unsteady though it is) at making my version of the lollipop cupcake. As you can see my spirals are not perfectly symmetrical, but I still think the cupcakes look pretty cute.
For the icing I used cream cheese icing. I meant to add peppermint extract to the red icing, but I forgot:(
1 cup milk
1 stick butter, melted and cooled
1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin pan with paper liners or coat with nonstick spray. Beat eggs. Add milk and then the melted, cooled butter. Add the remaining ingredients; mix well. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until done. Makes 12-18 muffins.
Note on the lollipop sticks:I used foil cupcake liners and had a difficult time cutting a slit into the side of each cupcake to insert the popsicle sticks. I decided to freeze the cupcakes and then making the slits in the side/inserting the sticks was easy:) Of course to eat the cupcakes, you need to remove the sticks:)
I am linked to Joni's "It's Your Wonderful Life" Party/Giveaway and
Alicia's "Tasty Tuesdays Bloghop".
These cupcakes are featured on Edible Crafts!