-2 ½ cups all purpose flour 1 cup of butter, softened
-1 t baking soda
-1-½ cups of granulated sugar
-½ t salt
-3 large eggs
-7oz semi-sweet chocolate
-2 t pure vanilla extract
-1 heavy cream
-12 pieces of black licorice
-12 small pretzel sticks
-Preheat oven 350 degrees F
-In large bowl combine and mix: flour, baking soda and salt -In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate and butter until completely melted. Stir continuously.
-Transfer melted chocolate and butter into a large mixing bowl, and using electric mixer, add sugar. Beat until well blended.
-Add vanilla, and one egg at a time until mixed well -Finish by alternately adding flour mixture and cream, until the mixture is completely smooth.
-Fill each cupcake paper 3/4 of the way full with batter and bake for 8-10 minutes (makes 12 jumbo cupcakes) -once cupcakes are completely cool remove them from the cupcake paper and level the top of the cupcake so when it is turned over it can sit level.
-Using a small steak knife hollow the cupcake being careful not to cut completely through the cake.
-Fill each hole with the candy of your choice.
-Ice each cup cake with black icing leaving a small section on the top so the green icing can be added to make the cauldron.
-once the green icing is in place use a piece of black licorice to make the cauldron handle.
-to make the witch's spoon use a small pretzel stick.
1 stick butter, softened
-4 T heavy cream
-1 stick shortening
-2 lb bag of confectioner's sugar
-2 t clear vanilla extract
-Combine butter, shortening, vanilla, and 4T heavy cream in mixing bowl, mix well.
-Slowly adding confectioner's sugar, continue mixing until mixture is completely smooth. If needed to further cream mixture, add heavy cream 1 T at a time, until icing has desired texture.
-Icing will need tinted to black saving 1 cup of the icing to be tinted green. Using Icing color mix black and green into the icing until desired color is reached.