Bake and Destroy’s Slasher S’Mores Cupcakes

Any girl who loves Halloween is a friend of mine. Any girl who loves Halloween and bakes Halloween-themed items…now, that has soulmate-ness written all over it. I was without a doubt thrilled to try one of Natalie Slater’s (the ultra quirky, super fun, and talented author of Bake and Destroy’s) incredible vegan treats dedicated to my favorite holiday. *Note that this recipe is a remake from her archives, not her cookbook.

Now at first glance my first picture doesn’t seem very Halloween-y, I know. I actually wanted to do a before and after shot of this season’s cupcake makeover (hmmm, maybe this is a potential new reality show?) 

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For my Halloween makeover cupcake, I topped it with edible eyeballs and bones but for a more authentic slasher look, but I suggest using any fun infamous Jason mask PDF cut-out to top your Slasher S’Mores Cupcakes. Just don’t forget the fake blood! It’s a must…

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Bake & Destroy's Slasher S'Mores Cupcakes
 
Recipe reprinted with permission by Natalie Slater
Ingredients
For the cupcakes
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour (for the gluten-free: use gf all-purpose flour blend + 1 tsp xanthan gum)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup cold water
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbs apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped vegan graham crackers
For the marshmallow frosting
  • ½ cup vegan margarine
  • 1 & ½ cups Ricemellow Creme*
  • 1 Tbs vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioner’s sugar
  • 1-2 Tbs non-dairy milk as needed
  • Feel free to make your own vegan marshmallow fluff in place of using Ricemellow Creme; or use your favorite vegan vanilla buttercream recipe in lieu of this frosting.
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350 F and line one cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Stir in the water, oil, and apple cider vinegar until just mixed. Fold in the chocolate chips and graham crackers.
  4. Scoop batter into prepared pan - filling each cup about ⅔ full. Bake 22-25 minutes, or until
  5. the tops spring back when lightly touched with your finger.
  6. Place pan on a rack to cool for 10 minutes, then remove the cupcakes from the pan and cool completely.
To make the marshmallow frosting
  1. Beat the margarine and Ricemellow Creme together for 3 minutes. Beat in the vanilla extract, then add the confectioner’s sugar 1 cup at a time until well incorporated. If the frosting is too loose, add a bit more sugar. If it’s too stiff, add a bit of non-dairy milk.
  2. Top each cupcake with a plop of frosting and sprinkle with more chocolate chips and
  3. graham cracker crumbs.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 4709 Fat: 158g Saturated fat: 35g Unsaturated fat: 115g Trans fat: 15g Carbohydrates: 802g Sugar: 612g Sodium: 4829mg Fiber: 16g Protein: 33g Cholesterol: 19mg
Make sure you check out Natalie’s new cookbook Bake and Destroy!

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It has a fun spin on all things pro-wrestling, good ol’ fashioned slasher films, and punk rock.  Named one of the most anticipated cookbooks by VegNews, Bake and Destroy is a sure winner for anyone looking to have more fun in their kitchen (who doesn’t want to laugh a little more anyway?!)…

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Comments

  1. i love your twist on these cupcakes. where did you find the eyeballs that were vegan? i checked out a couple of different places today and two different varieties of eyeballs and they both contained gelatin:( i so want to make these.

    • Hi Laura!
      I bought the edible eyeballs from Michael’s. Though I do bake egg and dairy-free, I’m not a vegan so these do have gelatin in them. I still don’t eat them–they are decorations for me but as for a vegan-friendly option, I hear you–there aren’t a lot of options. You might have to consider making your own version (ie: melt some non-dairy white chocolate chips and get them to set in circles with a small non-dairy chocolate chip in the center)…

  2. Can’t find your flour mixture you use on the website. Where did it go? I liked following it for cupcakes.

  3. I Love the one eye popping out!

  4. Oh man. OH MAN! That’s all I can say right now.

  5. Wow, these sound amazing!
    If you have a moment, I’d love for you to check out this contest where you could win one of my art prints!
    http://youngbirdblog.blogspot.com/2013/10/win-anything-from-my-etsy-shop.html

  6. Awesome pics, and thanks for sharing the recipe! This book has been getting a lot of good press, I’m hoping to pick up my own copy soon.

  7. Yummm – can’t wait to try these – I’ve been wanting to check out that book! So cute with the “blood”, bones & eyeballs!

  8. Soul mate-ness and a discerning Publisher, who could ask for anything more?

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