Witch’s Hat Chocolate Cupcakes

From HERSHEY’S
Makes 30 Cookies

Orange flavor and cream filling provide a different take on these HERSHEY’S Halloween witch hat cupcakes. Try letting the kids help place the witches’ hats on top. Then serve up at Halloween parties for a spooky snack. Just be sure to save a chocolate cupcake treat for yourself!

 

YOU’LL NEED

3/4 cup butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks), softened

1 2/3 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

2/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa

1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoons salt

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/3 cups water

Orange Cream Filling

1/2 cup butter or margarine (1 stick), softened

1 cup marshmallow creme

1 1/4 cups powdered sugar

1/2 – 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 to 3 teaspoons orange juice

red and yellow food coloring (optional)

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.

2.Beat butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large bowl on high speed of mixer 3 minutes. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating just until blended. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter.

3.Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely.

4.Prepare Orange Cream Filling. Cut 1-1/2-inch cone-shaped piece from center of each cupcake; reserve. Fill each cavity with scant tablespoon filling. Place reserved cake pieces on filling, pointed side up. Refrigerate before serving.

5.Orange Cream Filling: Beat butter in small bowl; gradually beat in marshmallow creme. Add powdered sugar, orange peel and vanilla, beating until blended.

6.Gradually add orange juice and food color, if desired, beating to desired consistency. About 1-1/3 cups filling.

 

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