The Easy Bake Unicorn Cookbook: Poo Party Cupcakes
We are so excited to share with you an excerpt from our new Kickstarter Easy Bake Unicorn Cookbook! These amazing, simple, kids treats are one’s we made with our mom and grandmother – so we know your kids will enjoy making these new unicorn food classics with you.
Yup, this one is B-A-N-A-N-A-S! And we love it. Just as the poo emoji has captured the hearts of mainstream culture, it has also captured the hearts of our kitchen. Emojis are the 21st-century hieroglyphs of our generation. I hope hundreds of years from now, when aliens or future civilizations dig up the remains of pop culture, they are truly perplexed and in awe of how we communicated our deepest feelings of excitement and joy with poo!
Poo Party Cupcakes are our new favorite way to celebrate! It’s an instant party starter, adorable and extremely delicious. Our grandmothers would probably be appalled, but our hats are off to them for inspiring our creative hearts and cultivating our love for baking, no matter what shape it ends up taking!
Easy Bake Option:
Recipe can be substituted with a box chocolate cake mix. Add an additional 1/4 cup of chocolate syrup. Then decorate with canned chocolate frosting from the store!
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What You Need:
2 cups Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1 3/4 cups All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup Cocoa
1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoons Baking Soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Milk
1 cup Hot Water
1/2 cup Vegetable or Canola Oil
1 teaspoons Vanilla
Step By Step:
Preheat the oven to 350°F; meanwhile in a large mixing bowl, cream together 2 cups sugar, 2 eggs, 1 cup milk, and 1 teaspoon vanilla and beat with a hand mixer for 2 minutes.
Gradually fold into the wet mixture 1 3/4 cup flour, 3/4 cup cocoa, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt.
Add 1/2 cup oil, stir, then mix in 1 cup hot water.
Prepare cupcake tins with liners (we like to use foil liners), then scoop batter into cupcake form, filling a little over halfway up the pan. (If making a cake, grease and flour two 8-inch cake pans.) Then bake at 350°F for 20 mins.
Make sure that cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
1/2 cup Crisco (or butter)
2/3 cup Cocoa
3 cups Powdered sugar
1/3 cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
Put 2/3 cups cocoa and 3 cups powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl. Then add 1/2 cup Crisco (or butter) to the bowl, with 1 teaspoons vanilla and run on low till they start to mix.
Keep mixer running and add milk slowly over 3 minutes, until frosting is thick. If your frosting becomes too soft, add more powdered sugar.
Add frosting to a piping bag (or frosting tool of your choice) and use a large tipped circle to apply the frosting in a slow rolled swirl forming a cone shape on top of the cupcake.
Use pre-made fondant icing to create the eyes and mouth.