Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cupcakes that ‘Twilight' fans can sink their teeth into, while standing in line for the movie's midnight release

Now that midnight releases are the trend audiences have learned to adapt. Instead of sitting in line with nothing to do they show up with cards and games, often inspired by the movie's theme or characters.  Tonight's midnight release of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" is no exception. Fan or not you've got to admire their spunk. And so, to celebrate the enthusiasm of audiences who camp out in line for the title of been-there-saw-it-last-night we've asked celebrity author Gina Meyers (no relation to Stephanie) to share one of the recipes from her vampire-inspired cookbook, "Love at First Bite: The Unofficial Twilight Cookbook." Vampires and wolves alike will want to bite into these sweet little cupcakes.

4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 ounce liquid red food coloring
3/4 cup water
1 yellow cake mix, with pudding in the mix
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon butter
4 tablespoons buttermilk
1 tablespoon white vinegar

Directions: Preheat oven to 325°. In a large bowl, mix cocoa powder, red food coloring, and part of the water to form a paste. Next, add all of the other ingredients except the white vinegar. Blend for 2 1/2 to 3 minutes with a mixer on medium speed. Then add the vinegar and mix with a spatula. Pour the batter into a bunt or round cake pan, and bake for approximately 35 minutes. This recipe can be made into cupcakes as well.

Adorn each cupcake with various miniature candies or the names of your favorite characters. You could also double the batch so you have cupcakes for two teams: Team Edward and team Jacob.

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