Halloween brings out the fun in us. Kids and grownups enjoy dressing up and decorating for fall. Working on life skills includes baking, shopping, and following directions. Making cupcakes is a yummy way to improve fine motor skills, creativity, and executive function.
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1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3-4 cups icing sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cake, comes out clean.
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