Woohoo! One of the best parts of summer is the local rodeos and fairs!
To help celebrate this great part of Americana we are sharing these Cowboy Hat Cupcakes!
I am working on some great fair food recipes to share on the blog! There is just something so delicious about fair food. I don't know what they do to make it taste so good but I am on a mission to find out. John tells me it is deep fried goodness that makes it taste good so we will see if he is right.
How cute are these cowboy hat cupcakes!
Cowboy Hat Cupcakes
1 ¾ C Flour
2 C Sugar
1 C Cocoa
1 ½ TSP Baking Soda
1 ½ TSP Baking Powder
1 TSP Salt
1 C Whole Milk
½ C Oil
2 TSP Vanilla
1 C Boiling Water
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
-In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla.
-Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
-Mix all together until fully incorporated.
-Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
-Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.
-The batter may be a little runny.
-Scoop batter into cupcake paper liners until ¾ full.
-Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
-Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
-Take cupcakes out of the cupcake pan and put on a wire rack allowing to completely cool.
1 C unsalted butter, softened
¾ C cocoa powder
3 C powder sugar
¾ C heavy cream
-Beat the softened butter on its own until smooth.
-Add cocoa and powder sugar alternately into the creamed butter until it becomes a smooth and thick texture. If it doesn't cream add 1 TBSP of heavy cream at time and mix well.
-Spoon some frosting and turn the spoon over, if the frosting stays on the spoon then it is ready if not then....
-If the frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if too thin, add more powder sugar.
-Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip... frost the cupcakes from the outside edge inward to the center of the cupcake.
Cowboy Hat Ingredients:
1 pack of Pringles
white gum drops
Cherry (red ) Twizzlers pull n peel candy.
Cowboy Hat Directions:
-Place the Pringles chip as the brim of the hat...
-Place a white gum dot in the center of the chip (the crown)
-Measure and cut a 1 piece of red pull n peel candy, wrap it around the crown of the hat (if it doesn't stay use white frosting/icing as glue) as the band.