Black Cat Cupcakes

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15 min” cook_time=”20 min” serves=”24″ details=”” ] If a black cat crosses your path, we hope it’s one of

[quicklook-recipe prep_time=”15 min” cook_time=”20 min” serves=”24″ details=”” ]

Black Cat Cupcakes
Black Cat Cupcakes

If a black cat crosses your path, we hope it’s one of these cute chocolaty creations. This time-saving recipe relies on a boxed cake mix and a can of prepared frosting jazzed up with simple cookie and candy decorations.

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  • 1 package (18 1/4 ounces) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can (16 ounces) dark chocolate frosting
  • 12 chocolate cream-filled sandwich cookies, quartered
  • 48 yellow jelly beans
  • 24 black jelly beans
  • 24 pieces black rope licorice

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[step-list-wrapper title=”How to make it” time=”34 minutes”]
[step-item number=”1″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Prepare and bake cake according to package directions for cupcakes, using paper-lined muffin cups. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.[/step-item]

[step-item number=”2″ image_url=”” title=”” ]Frost tops of cupcake. Insert two cookie pieces into each for ears. Add yellow jelly beans for eyes and a black jelly bean for nose. Cut each piece of licorice into thirds, then in half; place three halves on each side of nose for whiskers.[/step-item]

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Originally Published in Reader's Digest

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