Chocolate Peace Cupcakes
with Tie Dye Buttercream Frosting
While everybody’s talking about revolution, evolution….all The Chocolate Goddess is saying is give these Chocolate Peace Cupcakes a Chance.
Chocolate is soothing, buttercream is soothing. Maybe all the unhappy and angry people of the world need a bit more chocolate to soothe their savage souls.
That’s all that I’m saying.
Always Stay in Touch with Your Inner Goddess!
Chocolate is my fave of course.
Yellow cake looks nice too!
Or even lemon blueberry.
Ingredients for Chocolate Cupcake
1 ½ cup all-purpose flour
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ teaspoon of salt
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
¾ cup whole milk
2 teaspoons white vinegar
¾ cup room temperature butter
¾ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs lightly whisked
¾ cup boiling water
Tie Dye Buttercream Frosting Instructions
2 pounds of Butter
4 pounds or 4 boxes powdered sugar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
Hot Pink Gel, Blue Gel and Yellow Gel
Wilton 12 inch Piping Bags
Wilton Tip Number 8
Tie Dye Cupcake Papers. These had a foil lining which I love, the outer design does not absorb the oil and lose its color. These are from the Wilton® Color Cups line. I got them at Party City.
Wilton Retro Peace and Hippie Sugar Decorations.
Fill 24 muffin tins with cupcake liners
Add vinegar to whole milk. Set aside.
Sift together flour, cocoa powder, granulated sugar, salt and baking soda in a bowl. Set aside
Cream room temperature butter.
Add brown sugar and vanilla incorporate well.
Mix in eggs.
Gradually add in dry ingredients with milk and vinegar mixture, alternating both on medium speed.
Add boiling water and beat on high one minute.
Fill cupcake liners ¾ full.
Bake 16 – 18 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Do not over bake.
Let sit on wire racks 5 minutes and remove cupcakes from tins to prevent further baking.
Frost once fully cool.
Tie Dye Buttercream Frosting
Make sure your butter is at room temperature.
Beat butter until smooth and creamy.
Add vanilla and powdered sugar a box at a time. Remember to start the mixer on low each time so the sugar doesn’t fly out of the bowl.
Divide the icing into 3 bowls, one for the pink, one for the yellow and one for the blue.
Add the gel color a little bit at a time with a toothpick and mix. Gradually work it up to the color intensity of your choice.
Rip off three pieces of saran wrap at a time and lay lengthwise. Spoon one color on each in a line and roll up both ends of the saran wrap until it looks like a sausage. Twirl the ends closed. Now snip off one side and place them in a pastry bag fitted with the number 8 tip. Squeeze out your frosting in a circular motion. It will have a tie dye effect. Use a clean bag and new plastic wrap each time you run out so the colors don’t get too muddy.
Or, you can put all three colors in the pastry bag spreading them on the sides. When you squeeze them out they will again have a tie dye effect. Use a clean bag each time you need to refill so colors don’t get muddy!
Not into piping? Place three colors in an ice cream scoop and place dollop on your cupcake. Swirl them with a knife so they have a tie dye effect.
Peace, out …