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4th of July with no Apple Pie!! Episode: 1

4th of July with no Apple Pie!! 

Episode: 01 

Firework Cupcakes 

Ever thought about the idea of spending your 4th of July without and Apple Pie? Here is how you can spend your 4th July without making the clichéd Apple Pie and have fun with these amazing recipes by Shack-OH-Merry! 

Yield: 12 Cupcakes 

Skill Level: Beginner 

Prep Time: 15-20 minutes 

All you will need is: 

Twizzlers Pull ‘N Peel Candy (Red, White and Blue Colors)  

Double Chocolate Cupcakes (recipe given below 

Red Food Color (Gel) 

Blue Food Color (Gel)  


For Double Choc-Cupcakes: 

1-½ cups All-Purpose Flour 

¾ cup Sugar 

1 teaspoon Baking Soda 

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 

1-½ ounces HERSHEY’S Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar (melted) 

½ teaspoon Salt 

1 cup Water 

2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil 

1 tablespoon White Vinegar 

For Butter Cream Frosting: 

10 tablespoons Butter (softened) 

7-½ cups Powdered Sugar 

½ cup Milk 

2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract 

All you need to do is: 

For Double Choc-Cupcakes: 

Heat the oven at 375°F.  

Line 12 muffin cups with parchment paper cupcake liners. 

Stir together in large bowl, flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. 

Now add water, oil, vinegar and vanilla and beat with a hand whisk until batter is really smooth.  

Now mix in the melted chocolate.  

Divide the batter evenly in the muffin cups. 

Bake for around 16 to 18 minutes or until any wooden pick comes out clean.  

Remove from pan to wire rack and let the cupcakes cool completely. 

For Butter Cream Frosting: 

Beat the softened butter in large bowl until it becomes creamy.  

Now gradually add in the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla while beating to spreading consistency. Add in more milk if needed.  

Also see: Amazing yummy recipe for 4th of July!!!

For Firework Cupcakes: 

Prepare Double Chocolate Cupcakes and cool them completely. 

Prepare the Vanilla Buttercream Frosting as per instructions 

Divide the frosting equally in three separate bowls. 

Give one bowl red and one blue color respectively. Leave the third for white cupcakes. 

Frost cupcakes just so you have four red and four blue cupcakes and four white cupcakes. 

Cut each one of the candy piece into three equal lengths.  

Unwrap one end into individual strands down to the center of the candy. 

Just before serving press unpeeled end of candy piece into the center of each cupcake.  

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