Teeny Ramblers

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Blackout Cupcake Recipe & More Fall fun

Since Fall is in full swing, this weekend we decided on (another) Fall festival and trying out a new cupcake recipe.  The hardest part was finding black frosting to top them with, so we made it easy and settled on black icing.  It maaay have stained our teeth just a bit but I sort of feel that it MADE the cupcakes, that and candy eyes on top ;)

We used this recipe by Kara's Couture Cakes (I pinned the recipe here too) It was SO good.  The recipe called for dark cocoa powder as well as hot coffee (speaking my language).  It was a little involved but Jordan has been the best helper and very eager to bake with me so it was totally doable with a four year old.

  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 1.75 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 cup Milk
  • .5 Lime fresh squeezed
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1.5 teaspoons      Baking soda
  • 1.5 teaspoons      Baking powder
  • .5 cup Vegetable oil
  • .75 cup Cocoa Noir Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup                    Coffeehot, fresh brewed
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans or line 28 to 30 muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  3. Combine milk and lime juice in a bowl and allow to sit for 5 minutes to thicken. Then add eggs and vanilla and whisk together.
  4. Add milk mixture and oil to the dry mix in the mixer and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Sowly pour the coffee down the side of the bowl with the mixer set to it's lowest setting. The batter will be thin. Pour batter into prepared cups. 2/3 full for large liners or cups, 1/2 full for all other cup or liner sizes.
  6. Bake 22 to 25 minutes for cupcakes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.
And now cue Fall picture overload ;)

And in case I needed a reminder about how little my babies were last year.....ugh, where does the time go!?

As always, enjoy the season, it will be gone before we know it!!

Jaimee Lynne


  1. So sweet. Those look delish. Where did you find the spider cupcake holders?

    1. Thank you!! I believe I purchased them at Michaels a few years ago! But you can find them on Amazon too!