I am really getting into the Halloween spirit now and have been making a few extra afterschool treats for the kids! I just love this time of year!
To make the black velvet cake, I start with a devils food or chocolate cake mix. In place of the water in the mix, I use buttermilk and black food coloring.
To frost the cupcakes to look a mummy, you will need white buttercream, a small amount of green buttercream for attaching the eyes, and candy eyes. I have made these with both store bought and homemade buttercream and both will work great! The candy eyes can be found in most cake decorating sections of craft stores. I have seen them in a few grocery stores, but I can’t promise that you will find them there. For piping, you can either use a metal “basketweave” tip or you can even find a plastic version of that tip in a cake decorating tip set. If you don’t have an actual piping bag, just use a resealable plastic bag and snip the corner to fit your decorating tip.
Black Velvet Cookies
Black Velvet Cupcakes
1 – 15-ounce box devil’s food cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
1-ounce bottle of black food coloring
Combine all of the ingredients and mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes. Fill cupcake liners in a muffin pan about 3/4 full. Bake according to package instructions. Let cool. Decorate as desired.
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