I’ve mentioned my friend Dean several times, but there is one thing I haven’t mentioned yet, one of the things that make him so fun and loveable.
You see, my dear friend is obsessed with zombies. Yes, zombies, those rotting, brain eating, undead creatures that might just bring about the apocalypse one of these days.
And no, I am not exagerating by calling this dear man obsessed. He has games and an unbelievable amount of movies (I believe he said he has 4 copies of Night of the Living Dead and I, being such a great friend, convinced him to buy Zombies Gone Wild… :)). He loves to pretend to eat his fiancee’s brains…..he even dressed up as Zombie Elvis for Halloween last year!
Yes friends, the King still lives….just not the way you might hope *g*
Anyways, I really wanted to do something special for Dean for his birthday, and what could a zombie lover enjoy more than brains?
This is more about the decoration than the cupcake itself, but as I wanted to post this I’ll give you the recipe anyways.
1 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3 large eggs
4 oz white chocolate, melted
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
Preheat oven to 325F. Place liners in cupcake pan
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the eggs one at a time then the melted chocolate and vanilla.
Working in two or three additions, alternate adding in the milk and flour mixture, making sure the flour is last. Mix just until well blended.
Divide batter into prepared pan and bake 20-25 minutes or until tester comes out clean. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
Whipped Cream Frosting
2 tablespoons sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon chocolate liqueur
1 box white chocolate instant pudding
Red food coloring
Mix all of the ingredients for the whipped cream except the pudding mix in a bowl and put in the fridge with your beaters/whisk to chill while you make the cupcakes.
Beat until stiff peaks form then stir in the pudding mix and add food coloring until you reach a nice brain color shade.
Scoop the icing into a frosting bag with a medium round tip or a ziplock bag. Draw a line of icing down the middle, then squiggle the two halves to make it look like brains. Invite all zombie friends over and enjoy 🙂
This is really a fun cupcake. If you really wanted to get into the swing of things you could use food coloring to color the cupcakes themselves and even add a gooey filling. I have a hard time believing my dear friend is not one of a kind, so it isn’t likely you’ll know someone with the same obsession, but these would be great for a theme party or for halloween…as long as you don’t mind eating a twisted treat 🙂