facebooktwitterRSS
valley food story banner
- Advertisement -
georgejeanie posted in Primanti Bros. serves up second ...

Another Pittsburgh entity moving into what should be a Cleveland market. Just can not compete ...

suggest removal

DACOUNTRYBOY posted in Ladies’ Beer Club of Youngstown ...

“The idea of a beer club for women is really cool.” Too much beer indulgence ...

suggest removal

walter_sobchak posted in Ladies’ Beer Club of Youngstown ...

The ladies have figured out that it is better to drink one or two quality ...

suggest removal

valleygal posted in Ladies’ Beer Club of Youngstown ...

For any gals interested in the Ladies' Beer Club of Youngstown, check out their Facebook ...

suggest removal

Comment on a story to join the table talk!

weather icon

Current Conditions

38°F

A Few Clouds
EVENTS

Other Food Stories on Vindy.com

Pastatively wonderful - October is National Pasta Month

October 17, 2018
Every October, Americans celebrate one of the tastiest months of ...

Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have

October 17, 2018
Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If ...

Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If your organization would like to have

October 10, 2018
Each week, this column offers recipes from Valley cookbooks. If ...

Old World Wine Gems

October 10, 2018
Santa Margherita is one of the most recognizable

» More food Stories
- Advertisement -
 

« Valley Food Home

Graduation food ideas for the party menu



Published: Wed, June 6, 2018 @ 12:00 a.m.

Graduation food ideas for the party menu

Graduation Cap Cupcakes

mccormick.com

Celebrate graduates of all ages with cap cupcakes tinted with black frosting.

Prep time: 1 hour

Cook time: 18 minutes

Ingredients: 16

Servings: 24 (1 cupcake)

Cupcakes

11/2cups flour

2/3cup unsweetened cocoa powder

11/2teaspoons baking powder

1teaspoon baking soda

1/2teaspoon salt

10tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

11/2cups sugar

1cup buttermilk

3eggs

2teaspoons McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract

1tablespoon McCormick Black Food Color

Decorations

1can (16 ounces) dark chocolate frosting

1 to 2teaspoons McCormick Black Food Color

12graham crackers, halved (24 squares)

24pieces string licorice, 2-inch lengths

24round chocolate candies, such as Junior Mints or dark brown M&Ms

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pans with 24 paper liners or coat generously with no stick cooking spray. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually add buttermilk, eggs and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture, beating 2 minutes or until well blended. Add up to 1 tablespoon black food color. Spoon batter into prepared muffin pans, filling each cup 3/4 full.

Bake 15 to 18 minutes until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.

Microwave frosting in medium microwavable bowl on HIGH 1 minute or until melted. Stir in 1 to 2 teaspoons black food color until desired color is reached. Using a fork, dip graham cracker squares into frosting. Let excess frosting drip off. Let stand on parchment paper 30 minutes or until the frosting is firm.

Meanwhile, use sharp kitchen scissors to cut licorice strips into tassels. Unwrap cupcakes (if using paper liners) and trim tops to level if necessary. Place cupcakes upside down on serving platter. Use a drop of frosting to secure graham cracker square to top of cupcake. Place a licorice strip and a chocolate candy on top of each, securing with a drop of frosting.


Don't Miss a Story

Sign up for our newsletter to receive daily news directly in your inbox.


HomeTerms of UsePrivacy StatementAdvertiseStaff DirectoryHelp
© 2018 Vindy.com. All rights reserved. A service of The Vindicator.
107 Vindicator Square. Youngstown, OH 44503

Phone Main: 330.747.1471 • Interactive Advertising: 330.740.2955 • Classified Advertising: 330.746.6565
Sponsored Links: Vindy Wheels | Vindy Jobs | Vindy Homes