Spring Speckled Cupcakes
1/3 cup grapeseed or vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Natural blue food coloring (Color Garden brand or other)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon water + 1 teaspoon
PREHEAT oven to 350ºF and line a muffin pan with paper liners.
WHISK the eggs, oil, water and vanilla in a large bowl and add the dry mix;
whisk until combined.
FILL the muffin cups about 2/3 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
ADD the frosting to a large bowl and add drops of blue dye until desired color is achieved.
FROST the cupcakes with a frosting spatula or piping bag.
COMBINE the cocoa powder and water in a small bowl; mix until combined.
TAKE a kitchen brush or small paint brush and dip it in the cocoa mixture. Flick the mixture on to the cupcakes to create specks.
REPEAT until all cupcakes are decorated.
Tip: Cover the area around the cupcakes before adding specks so you don't get the mixture all over the kitchen!