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Alligator Cupcakes Recipe or Gator Cupcakes

Author Melissa

Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 3/4 C Flour
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 1 C Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 C Whole Milk
  • 1/2 C Oil
  • 2 TSP Vanilla
  • 1 C Boiling Water

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 C soft unsalted butter
  • 4 + C powder sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Blue gel food coloring

Instructions

Cupcake Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.
  • Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
  • Mix all together until fully incorporated.
  • Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
  • Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.
  • The batter may be a little runny.
  • Scoop batter into cupcake paper liners until 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from cupcake pan and place on a wire rack and allow to completely cool.

Frosting Instructions

  • Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
  • If it doesn't cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams
  • Add the blue gel food coloring and mix well.
  • Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then
  • Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time and mix well.
  • Test to make sure that the frosting can make and hold a stiff peak.
  • If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.
  • Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  • Frost.
  • Repeat the frosting recipe and directions except for adding green gel food coloring instead of the blue. Once the frosting is done then begin to make your "gator".

Gator Instructions

  • Using a <g class="gr_ gr_130 gr-alert gr_spell ContextualSpelling multiReplace" id="130" data-gr-id="130">13 inch</g> round tip with a pastry bag start building your gator.
  • Begin by building a basic capital "T" .
  • After the "T" is completed, start building the eyes by making a medium dollop on each side of the top of the "T".
  • Place edible eyes in the center of that dollop on each of them.
  • To make the "gator" nose, add another medium sized dollop to the bottom end of the "T" and add two mini chocolate chips.