With Thanksgiving just a few days away, I thought a Turkey Cupcake would be a fun thing to do with my little boy. Well, anything that involves some kind of decorating and then getting to eat it afterwards is always fun, right?
I used Betty Crocker Butter Recipe Yellow Cake Mix for the cupcakes. I just followed the directions on the package but instead of water, I used milk, I added another egg and I also used twice the amount of butter needed. And I also put 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate morsels in the batter. Why? Because I love chocolate, that's why (hi, I'm Cheng. I'm a chocoholic). LOL
I don't have any problem with using a box cake mix. But I just can't stand the taste of canned frosting. So I made chocolate cream cheese frosting for these cupcakes. I'll include the recipe at the end of this post.
I found this Turkey Cookie Decorating Kit at Michaels and I'm so glad I bought it. I mean, it doesn't get any easier than this, right?
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
recipe courtesy of Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
5 to 5 1/2 cups powdered sugar
In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in cocoa powder and powdered sugar to reach spreading consistency.
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