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Friendly Zombie Cupcakes

What you need: 

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup vegan granulated sugar
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
1/3 cup oil
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1/2 cup cherry pie filling or "red" jam, divided
1 recipe vanilla glaze (listed under frosting)
powdered sugar, to garnish

What you do: 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and line a cupcake tin. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, coconut, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl, combine water, oil, vanilla, and vinegar. Combine wet and dry.
2. Fill each liner just under 1/2 full with the batter. Spoon about 2 teaspoons (a small spoonful or so) of the pie filling/jam into the middle of each cupcake.
3. Cover with more cake batter until the liner is full, but not overflowing. Bake for about 25 minutes; start checking after 15 to 20 minutes (my oven is a bit special and my cook times are always a little off).
4. Once the tops are just brown and a toothpick comes out clean, remove from oven and let cool all the way. Once cooled, make the vanilla glaze, and dust with powdered sugar.
You can decorate with chocolate chips, dried fruits, nuts, more coconut, or anything else that looks tasty. When you eat these friendly zombies you will find a surprise inside-their fruity brains! Finally, a sweet revenge. You have a friendly zombie cupcake that you can eat the brains of!
Source of recipe: This is a variation on the "white cake" recipe under "weddings". Here. '

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SO HOW'D IT GO?

I made these with strawberry preserves in the middle, but it went all the way to the bottom and stuck to the liners.  :( :'(  And because of that, the cupcakes aren't coming out clean. I wonder why this happened......any answers? ???

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I love cupcakes
I love zombies

this is being added to the recipe box

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These were so addictively good! I love the coconut in them. and I just used strawberry jam in the middle.

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I made these a second time, and they came out so good!!!  The trick is definitely to not go crazy and overfill the cups.

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I made these with jam in the middle.  They tasted good, kind of like a muffin, but I overfilled the cups, and it got a little messy.  Plus the cupcakes were way too huge!  I'll have to try it again, with less batter next time.

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so i made these and they are pretty good. i don't like the pie filling in them and think i'll use something less sweet next time, like rasberries or some nuts. or even a tart jam. the pie filling was just too much! live and learn i guess.

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