When SPRING is in the air we become OBSESSED with making LADY BUGS on cakes, cupcakes, cake pops, brownies, candies, and cookies! Why? Because they are SO DARN CUTE! They are as easy as making a red body…think round cake pan, round baking bowl, round cupcake top, round cookie, round candy. And adding black spots and head…think donut holes, Oreos, small chocolate bowl cake, M&Ms! Add eyes, legs, and antennae and you have an adorable dessert!
But we have a way to put spots on the inside, too! We use chocolate donut holes in the batter! For a cupcake we add a little pink batter to the cupcake liner and place one donut hole on top. Then fill the cupcake liner to about 2/3 full to cover the donut hole. Bake as usual and VOILA, CHOCOLATE SPOT ON THE INSIDE!
You can do the same for a full size cake. Add pink batter to the bottom of the pan. Place a layer of chocolate donut holes in the batter and continue filling the pan. Add a second layer of donut holes and top with the remaining batter to cover the donut holes. Bake and when you serve the cake you’ll get a SURPRISE INSIDE! CHOCOLATE SPOTS!
There you have it! LADY BUG SPOTS, INSIDE AND OUT!!!
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Happy lady bugs!
Alan and Karen