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Halloween: Ghostly Cupcakes

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Servings: 6
Categories: Cakes / Cupcakes / Desserts

1  c  Cake-and-pastry flour, sift
2/3  c  Granulated sugar
1 1/4  ts  Baking powder
1/2  ts  Salt
1/3  c  Butter, softened
1/3  c  Milk
1    Egg
1  t  Vanilla
    -----PALLOR ICING-----
1  c  Granulated sugar
3  tb  Water
1    Egg white
  pn  Cream of tartar
  pn  Salt
1/2  ts  Vanilla

Bake as ghost shapes or as cupcakes, then cover in a ghostly white shroud of icing. Pallor Icing: In top of double boiler over boiling water, combine sugar, water, egg white, cream of tartar and salt. With electric mixer, beat at high speed for 7 minutes or until still glossy peaks form. fold in vanilla. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until thickened. [Icing can be stored for up to 3 days.][Makes 2 cups.] In bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using electric mixer on low speed, mix in butter, milk, egg and vanilla until combined. Beat on high for 2 minutes. Spoon into 6 well greased 5-inch long ghost-shape pans or 12 small paper-lined muffin cups; bake in 350F 180C oven for 20 minutes for ghosts, 17 minutes for cupcakes, or until tester comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan and let cool completely on rack. Spread with Pallor icing. Makes 6 ghosts or 12 small cupcakes. Source: Canadian Living magazine, Nov 95 Presented in article "Kids & Fun: Happy Halloween" Recipe by Canadian Living Test Kitchen [-=PAM=-]

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