This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals in conjunction with a social media campaign through Sunday Supper LLC. All opinions are my own.
It is so hard for me to believe it is almost Halloween but it really is just right around the corner. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I’ve joined up with Sunday Supper, Dixie Crystals Sugar and 24 more of my favorite Sunday Supper food bloggers to get you all in the spirit of Halloween!
Dixie Crystals is one of my favorite sugars to use, it has been a trusted brand in the south since 1917. On DixieCrystals you’ll find 1000’s of time-tested recipes, plus baking videos, vintage cookbooks and more. They even have a section called Kids in the Kitchen where you can find hundreds of kid-friendly craft ideas, printables, edible art projects, activity sheets and sweet science projects.
Be sure to enter the Dixie Crystals Scary Scramble Contest for your chance to win a Kitchen Aid Mixer! Every day from Oct. 9 – 19, 2016 Dixie Crystals will post a Halloween recipe and a scrambled clue on their website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Just unscramble the recipe name to enter. Complete contest details can be found on their website. Win one of 5 mixers available!
Sugar does a whole lot more than sweeten—it adds color, moisture, texture and aeration. In the creaming process, sugar granules mix through the butter, creating air pockets that cause your baked goods to rise.
- 1 cup butter
- 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate
- 1 cup cocoa - unsweetened
- 1½ cups flour + 2 tablespoons
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs - at room temperature
- 1 cup Dixie Crystals sugar
- ½ cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 cup buttermilk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake holders in the cupcake pans, set aside.
- Melt the butter with the semi-sweet baking chocolate. Cool slightly. Stir in cocoa.
- Add the eggs to a mixer bowl and beat with a whisk for one minute. Add sugar, brown sugar and beat until thick and creamy, about 3 more minutes on medium high speed. Add vanilla.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Add half of the flour mixture and half of the buttermilk. When combined add remaining flour and buttermilk. Beat on medium high for 2 minutes.
- Fill muffin cups ¾ full.
- Bake for 18 minutes or until a tester pulls out clean. Cool.
- 3/3 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup butter
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 - 5 cups Dixie Crystals confectioners sugar
- Add butter to Dixie Crystals confection sugar. Add vanilla and salt.
- Add whipping cream and whip until the desired consistency. (about 5 minutes)
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Bewitching Breakfast Treats
Fang-tastic Candy Treats
- Creepy Pumpkin Seed Brittle by Sunday Supper Movement
- Easy Halloween Fudge by The Dinner-Mom
- Soft and Chewy Apple Cider Caramels by Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch
Boo-tiful Cakes and Pies
- Cheesecake Mummies by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Cinnamon Frosted Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake by Crazed Mom
- Gluten Free Spooky Chocolate Cupcakes by Fearless Dining
- Graveyard Cupcakes by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Halloween Cupcakes by Recipes Food and Cooking
- Halloween Whoopie Pies by The Chef Next Door
- Mini Jack-O-Lantern Cakes by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Mummy Apple Hand Pies by Eazy Peazy Mealz
- Pumpkin Chocolate Ganache Cake by Taste And See
- Pumpkin Cupcakes by Flour On My Face
- Gingerbread Zombies by Family Foodie
- Halloween Spider Cookies by Moore or Less Cooking
- Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars by Savory Experiments
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies by Alida’s Kitchen
- Witch Hat Cookies by Dizzy Busy and Hungry
Other Bone-chilling Goodies
- Bloody Crème Brûlée by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Haunted Halloween Ghosts by Shockingly Delicious
- Individual Candy Corn Fruit Salad Dessert by Hot Eats Cool Reads
- Monster Munch Popcorn Snack Mix by A Dish of Daily Life
- Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cobbler by The Gold Lining Girl
- Vampire Collins Cocktail by kimchi MOM
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Halloween Chocolate Gingerbread House