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Black Cat Cupcakes

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  • Fit a piping bag with a #4 plain tip and fill with 1/4 cup frosting; set aside. To make eyes, cut an 1/8-inch thick slice off the larger end of each gumdrop; add a small piece of licorice lace to the cut side of each slice. For ears, cut chocolate coating dots into triangle shapes with a paring knife. Cut licorice laces into 1 1/2- to 2-inch lengths for whiskers.

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  • Frost cupcakes; coat generously with chocolate sprinkles. Insert ears into the icing of each cupcake, add whiskers and eyes and pipe a frosting nose.

Nutrition Facts (Black Cat Cupcakes)

532 calories; 26 g total fat; 13 g saturated fat; 3 g polyunsaturated fat; 5 g monounsaturated fat; 81 mg cholesterol; 279 mg sodium. 104 mg potassium; 76 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 59 g sugar; 4 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 583 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 1 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 4 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 30 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

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  • In a mixing bowl, beat butter and cream cheese together until creamy, about 2 min. Stir in cocoa. Add confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing well. Beat in vanilla extract and milk and stir until smooth. Can be refrigerated up to one week; bring to room temperature and stir before using. Makes 3 cups.

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