Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sundays are Chocolate



What were the neighbors saying when I brought this over!!!!! I have always been quite the teaser I guess it is because I have always been teased over something. With April Fools being this last week the door was left open to tease. This is one of my favorite meals of all time. Who doesn't like Spaghetti and Meatballs? But these Spaghetti and Meatballs go over the top. On top of old Smokey all covered with cheese. They were almost as much fun to make as they were to eat. I must admit I did partake in one. I found this recipe on a local TV show Studio 5. I could not resist they looked so yummy and so funny what a fun joke to play on someone you love. Be sure and let the cupcakes cool well before icing.

Spaghetti and Meatball Cupcakes

1 chocolate cake mix
4 large eggs
Oil called for on cake mix box
1 cup buttermilk ( I used the buttermilk powder it was perfect)
1-2 Tubs White frosting
Yellow food Coloring
15 oz jar low-sugar strawberry jam (better color in low-sugar jam)
1 bar white chocolate
12-24 pieces
Ferrero Rocher candy
2 zip-lock bags (large, freezer- quality)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, water and buttermilk. Beat with a hand mixer 2 minutes. Prepare cupcake pan by lining with yellow or white paper liners. Pour batter
in cupcake liners until 2/3 way full. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and completely cool. Tint white frosting a "pasta" color by adding 2-3 drops of yellow food coloring. Spoon frosting into freezer bags, seal and cut small hole in end of bag go back and forth over top of cupcake to make look like spaghetti. Place an unwrapped Ferrero Rocher candy on top and spread with strawberry jam. Grate white chocolate bar over top.

13 comments:

Heidi said...

These are adorable! What a cute idea :) My kids would love these.

Lauren said...

That is hilarious! They look yummy!

teresa said...

What a great idea, they are so cute!

Julie Pia said...

Too funny Lynette! I'm going to make these next year for sure. I bet they taste fabulous too. loves...

P.S. Sure wish I were your neighbor..... although, I don't think we live that far from each other. Are you in Sandy?

Tami said...

hahaha...really cute!

Ginger said...

I wish I would have seen this post before visiting my nieces and nephews!! I would be the best Aunt ever if I walked in with these. They are so clever and beyond cute. When I get back from visiting my son in college, I am making these. Thanks for sharing.

Connie Weiss said...

What a great joke! They look so real!

Maria said...

Ha! Great post!

Netts Nook said...

Ms Pia I loved in Sandy for years but we live on the border of Holladay and Murray now for about six yrs.

Joie de vivre said...

What a fun joke! You have been doing wonderfully with your posts! Are you going for a NaBloPoMo?

Selba said...

Wow! It really looks like spaghetti with meatball and cheese. I seriously thought you are putthing spaghetti as the topping on the cupcakes, until I read the post, hahaha...

Great job! :)

Nina's Culinary Creations said...

Oh... I love it! yummy
:)Nina

Lori said...

What a cute idea. I think I need to do this for my kids!