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Easy to make Graveyard Cupcakes

Death by Chocolate Graveyard Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES:
  • 1 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 eggs at room temp
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1 C. brown sugar packed
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 C. butter room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/3 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2-3 C. powdered sugar
  • TOMBSTONES:
  • 20 Milano Cookies I love the mint ones
  • 1/4 C. melted chocolate melts or chocolate chips with a little oil

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners, I used green liners because I wanted them to look even more minty!
  2. 2. In a medium bowl, combine cocoa flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, sugar, brown sugar, oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract.
  4. 4. Pour half the dry ingredients into the wet and stir. Then add the rest of the dry ingredients and stir again. Don't over mix.
  5. 5. Fill cupcake liners 1/2 full and bake for 18-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean. Let cool.
  6. 6. Frosting: Beat butter until smooth. Add vanilla extract, cocoa powder and milk. Slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  7. 7. Make a mini piping bag out of a ziplock bag, snip off the corner and use it to pipe on the melted chocolate onto the cookies. Let set and then frost cupcakes and top with cookie and sprinkles.