Shark Cupcakes

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Berry flavored cupcakes, dyed blue in homage to shark week.

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Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon raspberry extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup milk

  • 6 drops blue food coloring

Filling:

  • ½ cup blueberries

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Frosting:

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 2 teaspoons strawberry extract

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 4 drops blue food coloring

  • blue wedge-shaped candies

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners.

  2. Beat 1 cup butter and 2 cups white sugar together in a bowl using an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until just incorporated. Stir in raspberry extract. Gradually stir flour, alternating with milk, into creamed butter mixture until just combined; stir in 6 drops food coloring. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups, filling them 3/4 full.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean, about 20 minutes. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes before removing to cool completely on a wire rack.

  4. Place blueberries, 1/4 cup white sugar, and cornstarch in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

  5. Cut a small hole in the top center of each cupcake. Pipe the blueberry filling mixture into the holes.

  6. Place 1/2 cup butter in a bowl; beat confectioners' sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, into butter using an electric mixer until just combined. Beat in strawberry extract, vanilla extract, and cream. Gently stir about 4 drops blue food coloring into frosting only until a blue-white effect is created. Pipe the frosting on top of each cupcake.

  7. Cut the candies to look like a shark's fin. Place one fin on top of each cupcake.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

310 Calories
13g Fat
47g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 310
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 41%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 36g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 37mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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