Count Chocula Cupcakes

by Jessica on December 1, 2009

Count Chocula!!

I’m a reeeeeally big fan of Count Chocula. Like, a “drive-40-miles-to-buy-out-Target’s-stock” big fan. I haven’t had a bowl in years and it hasn’t seen the shelves in my little town since about 1988. However… after several tweets between K & me and a quick search of the products on General Mills’ website, I finally found the Holy Grail. Yes, I had to drive 40 miles, but it was totally worth it… breakfast these last few weeks has been filled with chocolaty goodness. ;)

These cuppycakes are for you K… as soon as you mentioned it, I was on the case! So, continue to think of me when you see Count Chocula on your Nashvegas shelves!!

Count Chocula Cupcakes
Source: A ‘My Baking Heart’ original

1/3 c vegetable oil
1 c milk
2 c Count Chocula cereal
3/4 c white flour
1/2 c unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 c chocolate chips
1/2 c light brown sugar

Position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with paper liners, then set aside.

Crush the Count Chocula cereal in a food processor. In a large bowl, mix together the ground cereal, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips. In another bowl, beat the oil and sugar together for 2 minutes. Add the milk and beat until well-combined.

Fold the liquid into the dry ingredients until just blended. Do not overmix! Divide the batter evenly among the liners. Gently pat the tops to smooth them off.

Bake for 18-20 minutes. Transfer the cupcakes from the pan to a cooling rack and cool to room temperature. Frost as desired and store in a tightly-sealed container in a cool place for up to 3 days.

Count Chocula Cupcakes 2

Dark Chocolate Frosting

6 tbsp butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 c powdered sugar
3/4 c dark cocoa powder
1/3 c milk

Cream butter and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine powdered sugar and cocoa powder. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Slowly add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency, then beat until creamy.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kayla December 1, 2009 at 1:22 am

Omg these sound awesome! And I love that picture :)

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2 pamela December 1, 2009 at 8:39 am

I love the picture, too!! Count Chocula is something I have not indulged in for many, many years. I’m loving that cupcake, too!

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3 nutmegnanny December 1, 2009 at 10:34 am

What an adorable picture of you holding the cereal :) Those cupcakes sounds great too. I’m digging the dark chocolate frosting…yum!

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4 Amy (Sing For Your Supper) December 1, 2009 at 4:56 pm

My sister loves Franken Berry…I think they might be distant relatives of Count Chocula. :-) These look so fun! Love that picture!

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5 Xiaolu December 2, 2009 at 2:16 am

Cuuute pic and great-lookin’ cupcakes. Absolutely inspired, I say!

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6 kitty December 2, 2009 at 6:03 pm

best thing since sliced bread <3

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7 Jill December 2, 2009 at 9:06 pm

AWESOME PICTURE!! These look delicious! :)

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8 Tracey December 2, 2009 at 10:56 pm

Haha love that first picture! There are several things I’d happily drive 40 miles for so I know how you feel :) I do enjoy Count Chocula quite a bit so I’ll have to give these a shot!

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9 ahmed sallam August 15, 2010 at 7:00 am

thanks alot
thank you very much

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10 martin October 7, 2010 at 6:51 pm

best article… but the first pic was soooo good….hope this one makes you as happy as yours made me…

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs004.ash2/33576_455027104328_500924328_4983399_650723_n.jpg

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