Emergency Blender Cupcakes

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Photo by Marg (CaymanDesigns)

If you’re pressed for time and need cupcakes in a pinch, or maybe a quick fix for a chocolate craving, then try out Emergency Blender Cupcakes. The total time to make these yummy treats is about 25 minutes.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
  • cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. Line 12 regular-sized muffin tin with paper or foil liners.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a blender. Cover with the lid and blend on medium-speed until blended.
  4. Pour in the water, oil, egg and vanilla. Cover with the lid and blend on medium-high speed until sooth and well-blended, stopping to scrape down the sides once or twice.
  5. Pour into prepared pan/cups, dividing evenly. Bake until toothpick inserted in center of one cupcake comes out clean, 15-17 minutes.
  6. Transfer to rack to cool for about 10 minutes, and then remove cupcakes from the pan and set them on the rack to cool completely before frosting.

Serves: 12

This quick cupcake recipe can be found on food.com.

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Cute Puppy Cupcakes

Photo courtesy of Cupcakepedia

Photo courtesy of Cupcakepedia

Want to add a little cuteness to your yummy chocolate or vanilla cupcakes? There are very few things that are cuter than a puppy face on a cupcake. This cupcake puppy face topper would probably taste best with chocolate frosting.

Here are the ingredients to make your puppy face:

  • Nutter Butter cookies
  • Chocolate M&Ms (1 bag)
  • Round butter cookies (1 box)
  • Edible candy eyeballs (1 package)
  • Royal Icing or Chocolate drawing pen

Instructions:

  • Place one round cookie and two Nutter Butter cookies into a puppy face on the cupcake.
  • Add one M&M for the puppy nose.
  • Add two edible candy eyeballs for the puppy eyes.
  • Draw a puppy mouth with royal icing or chocolate food drawing pen.

This cupcake decorative idea is courtesy of Cupcakepedia.