哦, 万圣节是越来越接近… 这几乎是在这里.
I have already decided to dress up as an Indian (Bollywood Style). My girls have also picked out their costumes too: one will be Rapunzel and the other Princess Tiana… 大声笑
For my children, costumes are a big deal…对我来说，, humm, not as big a deal as the treats!
一如往常, we will have all kind of sugary treats… But none as sweet as my Brigadeiro cupcakes. 这是正确的!!!
Because they are special…They are an authentic Brazilian treat! 它们被称为 准将 cupcakes because they taste and also look just like Brazil’s most popular candy: the infamous 准将!!!! It’s perfect for Halloween and any other occasion. Try it and you’ll end up agreeing with me.
在巴西, although we have our monsters (known only from folklore), we traditionally do not celebrate Halloween. That is why I was not so sure about which direction to take for decorating the cupcakes. In the end, I decided to decorate them American-style. Since the flavor of these cupcakes is Brazilian, and the decorations for them are American, these treats represent a fusion between Brazilain and American cuisines.
And what loads of fun it was to go shopping in the supermarket candy aisle… so fun in fact that I ended up buying way too many candies. I was like a kid in the candy store!!
良好, see the results for yourself… Boo!
产量: 24 standard cupcakes
1 (15.25 oz or 432g) Betty Crocker milk chocolate super moist cake mix
1-1/4 杯水 (I used coconut milk for a moister batter)
3 大鸡蛋, 在室温下
Preheat oven at 350º F (180ºC) for a shiny metal cupcake tin 或 at 325º F (about 160º C) for a dark or non-stick cupcake tin. Line cupcake paper baking cups.
Place all the ingredients in a large bowl and beat on low speed for 30 秒, then on medium speed for 2 分钟, 刮碗偶尔的 (It’s important NOT to overbeat the batter). Use an ice cream scoop to fill the lined paper cups 2/3 满.
烤约 18-23 分钟 (mine were ready in 20 分钟) or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool down completely before frosting.
For the Chocolate Frosting
1 (14 盎司或 396 克) can of sweetened condensed milk
2 汤匙黄油 (软化)
混合炼乳, 可可粉, 和黄油一起.
炉: 库克在一个中型平底锅中火煮, 不断搅拌, 直到混合物开始显示锅底当你用刮木匙. The brigadeiro mixture should be thick enough to reveal the bottom of the pan for a couple of seconds before the mixture levels out again.
微波: 将面糊倒入一个深层微波炉碗. 如果 900 瓦, 让煮约满功率 6 分钟 — 除去并搅拌至少每 2 分钟, or until thick. 虽然它是烹饪, 不要离开无人值守微波因为混合物将上升，可能泡沫多, 作乱. 每次上升, 暂停，直到混合物稳定回落. 如果 1100 瓦, 做饭 80 % 功率. 双批次花费更多的时间做饭.
当它准备好, mix in the vanilla extract and the heavy cream well. Let cool to room temperature before spreading the chocolate frosting.
注意: The brigadeiro cupcakes can be stored in a clean airtight container either at room temperature (最多 2 天) or in the refrigerator (最多 4 天).
FOR THE DECORATION:
White M&M’s (Cookie and Cream)
Candy melts, melted and place in a condiment squeeze bottle
Frost cupcakes with the prepared chocolate frosting, mounding frosting in center of cupcake to create a dome shape. 然后, sprinkle cupcakes with chocolate sprinkles. Cut black Twizzlers into 4-inch lengths, and then cut these sections in half lengthwise in order to use for the spider legs (Place twizzlers on top of the cupcake and press a bit. Do not stick them into the cupcake or it’ll break the cupcake apart). Place white M&M’s on each cupcake for the whites of the eyes, and then place a dot of melted candy melts on top of these to make the black part of the eyes.
ANGRY BLACK CAT
Chocolate coating dots (aka Candy Melts, found in the baking aisle)
Frost cupcakes with the prepared chocolate frosting. 然后, sprinkle cupcakes with chocolate sprinkles. Use candy corns for the eyes, jelly beans for the nose, a little piece of red gummi worm sliced in half lenghtwise for the mouth, 1-1/2 inch length string black Twizzlers for the whiskers, and cut chocolate coating dots into triangle shapes with a paring knife for the ears.
Pepperidge Farm Milano double chocolate cookies
Candy body parts
Frost cupcakes with the prepared chocolate frosting. Place Milano cookie on the top of each cupcake with RIP written on the cookie (the lettering can be written by placing melted chocolate melts in a clean condiment squeeze bottle), sprinkle a little bit of the chocolate sprinkles close to the cookie to imitate dirt, and place a candy body part on the side and one or two gummi worms in the front.
Be spooked and enjoy!!!