Bleeding cupcakes, broken glass cupcakes, murdered cupcakes... no matter what you call them, these are some of the easiest cupcakes to make if you really want to make a ghoulish statement at your Halloween gatherings this year.
I've seen these made in several different versions, but I wanted to make sure they are as impressive in taste as they are in appearance.
For this recipe, I used Nellie’s Free Range Eggs. I was first introduced to these eggs through my blog and I have since become obsessed with them! These eggs are certified humane, meaning that all of their farms meet the requirements of the Humane Farm Animal Care Program. Their hens are never kept in cages, have plenty of space and clean shelter, and only undergo gentle handling to limit their stress. All of Nellie’s eggs are free from antibiotics or hormones.
I chose to use pureed cherry pie filling for my "blood" and made sure to fill the center of the cupcakes so that they "bleed" when bitten or cut into. The cupcakes themselves are almond-flavored from scratch - the perfect companion to cherry - and they're topped with a smooth almond buttercream.
The glass shards are super easy too, as long as you have a candy thermometer! The thermometer I use is just an old school analog version like this one that I've had for as long as I can remember. It's never failed me.Print
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