Spook-tacular Halloween Contest Winner!

If you’re celebrating Halloween, I hope your day so far has been filled with fun tricks and sweet treats. And if you want to add an extra *scary* kick to your day, you might consider trying some of these *spook-tacular* Halloween recipes!And now, to announce the winner of our Spook-tacular Halloween Recipes Contest….

Congratulations lonewolf!

CONTEST WINNER: Spooky Delights

Ingredients

Cake:
2/3 C. butter, softened
1 1/2 C. sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 1/2 C. all purpose flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. milk

Frosting:
12 oz. whipped topping, thawed
1/4 C. confectectors’ sugar
red decorator gel, or desired color

Decorations:
gummy googly eyes
halloween sprinkles
colored sugar

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating after each addition. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake in 350-degree oven for 25 minutes. Let cool.

Frosting:
In a large mixing bowl, combine all three ingredients and mix well. Cut the center chunk out of each cupcake and set aside. Fill cavity in cupcake with a large dollop of frosting. In the front of the cavity, stand a gummy eyeball. Decorate with halloween sprinkles and colored sugar.Cover leftovers loosely and refrigerate.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
25 minutes

The choice was tough, as we received a ton of fun and unique Halloween-inspired recipes. So, to give some of our favorite contenders their proper recognition, here’s a list of who came close:
Gravediggers’ Cake
Bloody Delights
Halloween Duo: Five Spice Chocolate Brownies & Orange Glazed Blondies
Creepy Delights
Witch Wanda’s Scary Chili

-Hillary, wishing everyone a Happy Halloween!
Editor, Recipe4Living

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  • http://lunchbucketbento.blogspot.com/ lunchbuckets

    I can not believe I’ve lived 40 years ignorant of the existance of gummy googly eyes. Why?Why?

  • http://michemache.blogspot.com/ Dina

    really cute!

  • http://www.recipe4living.com Hillary

    Lunchbuckets – Haha, too funny.

    Dina – I loved the ghost cupcakes! :o)

  • http://aapplemint.blogspot.com kate

    oh yes they look spooky enough :)

  • Caron

    Can only open gravedigger’s cake and chili recipes. I would love to see the rest of them!

  • http://www.recipe4living.com Hillary

    Caron – Sorry about that! Not sure what happened there but the links should be fixed now!

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