Shut up! Group hugs are fucking metal!
Plus their t-shirts have Medusa riding two Great White Sharks. BRUTAL!
To further express my love for Black Cobra, I present to you a cupcake recipe inspired by their song Sugar Water. It features my favorite sugar water - Horchata!
Black Cobra: Sugar Water Cakes
- 1 stick butter
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 cup Horchata*
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4 large egg whites
- 1 package (8 ounces) reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
- 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake tin with papers.
- Soften butter in the bowl of an electric mixer on high speed.
- Drizzle the sugar in with the butter and beat until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon together.
- Mix the Horchata and vanilla together.
- Add the flour mixture to the butter & sugar in 3 parts alternating with Horchata. Beat well after each addition, and set mixture aside.
- In a clean mixing bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form - if you've never done this before, it takes a while. Feel free to use an electric mixer, and maybe walk away for a bit to turn up your stereo. I'm sure it's playing Black Cobra, just like mine.
- Gently fold egg whites into cake batter.
- Scoop batter into the prepared cupcake papers filling about 2/3 full
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
- To Make the Frosting: Place the cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl.
- Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until combined, 30 seconds.
- Add the confectioners' sugar, a little at a time, blending with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is well incorporated, about 1 minute.
- Add the cinnamon, then increase the mixer speed to medium and blend the frosting until fluffy, about 1 minute more.
- Frost completely cooled cupcakes, and sprinkle with more cinnamon, if you so desire