Raspberry Filled Vanilla Spooky Halloween Cupcakes With Whipped Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting | Holiday Recipes

These cupcakes will provide plenty of delight and freight to your next Halloween get together.  If you like the cupcake casings/liners and toppers you can purchase them here.

Not only are these cupcakes absolutely adorable, but I also used my go to FAVORITE sour cream vanilla cake recipe.  This cake is seriously moist and comes out tasting exactly like the bakery!  I hope you enjoy!

For The Cake:

1 1/2 Sticks butter, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 lg eggs, room temp
3 3/4 C flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 c. sour cream
1/3 c. milk
2 Tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 c. boiling water

To Do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease two round 9" cake pans.  (If you are extra fancy, add parchment circles to your pans and spray/grease).  

Wisk flour, baking soda and baking powder to combine.  In a separate bowl, combine milk, sour cream and vanilla.  Stir with fork.  

In mixer with paddle, (or if you're super strong, by hand with a spatula) mix butter until fluffy.  Add sugar, beat 3-4 minutes until thoroughly combined.  Scrape sides of bowl and add eggs, one at a time.  

Add dry ingredients alternatively with the wet ingredients.  Begin and end with dry ingredients.  Try to not overmix.  

Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.  Let cool in pans 15 minutes.   

For The Raspberry Filling:

1 bag frozen raspberries
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp corn starch
1/2 c. sugar

To Do:

Place raspberries in a small saucepan with your water, cornstarch sugar.  Boil about 5 minutes,  stirring occasionally and let cool completely.  

For the filling, I usually use a skinny paring knife to cut a hole in the top of my cupcake to fill it.  Fill each cupcake and proceed to the frosting:

For The Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:

2 packets of Dream Whip
3/4 c. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 oz. softened cream cheese
1/3 c. powdered sugar

To Do:

Cream together softened cream cheese and half the powdered sugar.  Set aside.  

Add remaining ingredients in a large mixing bowl until combined.  With an electric mixer (or by hand) mix on high until stiff peaks form.  

Add cream cheese mixture, continue beating on high until thoroughly combined.

FASHION | Get Cozy Cute Fluffy Sweaters

In the northeast, it feels like winter lasts forever sometimes.  We do love our seasons out here, though and for me, there's nothing quite like putting on that cozy warm sweater when the air starts getting crisp.  In order to beat the cold weather blues, I like experimenting with pops of color in winter.  I also like adding in some texture in my wardrobe...straying away from my trusty ol pair of jeans and t-shirt.  

Here are the cozy, cute, chic furry/fluffy sweaters I chose to help beat the cold weather blues this winter.

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