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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Black Moon Cupcakes~ Twins


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ingredients:

Batter
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 cup whole milk
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups flour
1 ½ tsp. Baking soda
1 cup 'black' cocoa
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

Filling
1 cup shortening (room temp)
2 cups marshmallow fluff
2 cups sifted confectioners sugar
½ tbs vanilla

instructions:

Cream powder, shortening, and sugar.
Alternate mixing in 2 cups milk, 2 tsp vanilla, with 4 cups of flour.
Mix in baking powder, baking powder, salt, and cocoa.
Use ice cream scoop and place on Parchment paper 2 inches apart.

Mix together shortening and fluff.
Add in vanilla
Slowly add confectioners sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Bake 8-10 minutes

notes

Yields: Depends on how big or small you make them.
The key ingredient is the black cocoa which can be hard to find.
A New England Treat originally made in Lowell Ma. at Stoddards Bakery. 
I have tweaked this recipe over 20 years and this is as close as to original as I remember

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