October 2015 Recipe: Ghostly Cupcakes

We know not all of you have the time to tackle something complicated, so we’ve kept these as simple as possible. In virtually no time at all, you can whip up a batch of these fun cupcakes.

Cupcake Ingredients

1 boxed chocolate cake mix of your choice (we used a generic store brand)
eggs (number will vary according to the cake mix)
2 overripe bananas

Cupcake Directions

Follow the basic recipe on the cake mix box.
For better flavour and super moist results, we recommend you make the following changes to the mix directions:
1) decrease the amount of water by 1/4 c. Increase the amount of oil by 1/4 c.
2) add the two overripe bananas to the batter as you are beating it.

Bake according to box instructions for cupcakes (the extra moisture from the bananas may add to your baking time).
Set aside to cool.

Icing & Decorating

1 can pre-made white icing
or, if you prefer to make your own, we followed this white icing recipe
black jujubes or gumdrops
candy eyeballs (We got ours at Gourmet Warehouse. Michael’s also carries edible eyeballs in their cake decorating section.)

Ice the cupcakes.
Cut jujube or gumdrop in half with scissors.
Place two halves on top of cupcake with cut side up (this is important, as the exposed surface is sticky for a few minutes until it dries).
Place candy eyeball on sticky top of cut gummy candy.
Marvel at your handiwork before little (or big) goblins devour them.