Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Meringue Ghosts

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I created these spooky ghost cupcakes with glittery orange frosting and fluffy white meringue ghosts. The dark chocolate cupcake is fluffy and moist, rising right to the occasion for two layers of luscious, decadent frosting! A sparkly coat of orange sugar crystals (found at most hobby, craft or cake decorating stores) gives the orange frosting gorgeous glittery pizzazz, too. But, let’s be honest, people. The main event here is really the puffy little ghost meringues!

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Meringue Ghosts

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Meringue Ghosts

I created these spooky ghost cupcakes with glittery orange frosting and fluffy white meringue ghosts. The dark chocolate cupcake is fluffy and moist, rising right to the occasion for two layers of luscious, decadent frosting!

Ingredients

    For Dark Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • For Orange Frosting
  • 1 (16 oz.) container pre-made white frosting
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Red Food Color
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Yellow Food Color
  • 1/4 cup orange sugar sprinkles
  • For Meringue Ghost Frosting
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick Black Food Coloring
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