Anonymous asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 8 years ago

Is there a recipe for black licorice cake?

My birthday is coming up, and black licorice is my favorite candy. Is there a recipe for black licorice cake? My wife would love to surprise me with one, I just know it.


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  • 8 years ago
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    Bake Sale: Black Licorice Cupcakes

    Bake Sale: Black Licorice Cupcakes


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    Bake Sale: Black Licorice Cupcakes

    Bake Sale: Black Licorice Cupcakes

    By Stefani Pollack

    If you’re lucky enough to find black licorice in your Halloween treat bag, don’t eat it all – save some to top these black licorice cupcakes. These mini cupcakes are flavored like the candy (using anise extract and blackstrap molasses) and are frosted with an orange anise buttercream. The cupcakes have a clear licorice taste, but it is not overpowering. Even those who don’t typically enjoy black licorice candy may return to the table to grab seconds.

    Yield: 48 mini cupcakes

    Cupcake Ingredients:

    1 ¾ cups cake flour, not self-rising

    1 ½ teaspoons baking powder

    ½ teaspoon baking soda

    ½ teaspoon salt

    1/3 cup sugar

    1/3 cup dark corn syrup

    1/3 cup blackstrap molasses

    1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

    2 large eggs, room temperature

    ¼ cup canola oil or vegetable oil

    1 cup sweetened condensed milk

    3 teaspoons anise extract

    ½ cup whole milk

    Frosting Ingredients:

    ¾ cup butter

    2 1/4 cups powdered sugar

    1 ½ teaspoons anise extract

    ¾ teaspoon orange extract

    Black licorice for topping cupcakes, optional

    Cupcake Directions:

    Preheat oven to 350 F.

    In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together cake flour, baking powder, and baking soda.

    Add sugar, corn syrup, molasses, and butter and mix until fully combined.

    In a small bowl, mix eggs, oil, sweetened condensed milk, and anise extract.

    Add contents of small bowl to the medium-sized bowl and mix until just combined.

    Add milk and mix until just combined.

    Fill mini cupcake liners almost all the way to the top.

    Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

    Frosting Directions:

    In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat butter on high speed with an electric mixer for three minutes until light and fluffy.

    Mix in powdered sugar a little bit at a time.

    Mix in extracts.

    Spread or pipe on cooled cupcakes.

    Optionally top cupcakes with black licorice pieces.

    Note: If you prefer full-sized cupcakes, simply fill 24 full-sized liners and increase the baking time to 30 minutes.

    Stefani Pollack is the author of the popular cupcake blog, Cupcake Project. While she loves simple chocolate cupcakes, Stefani prefers creative cupcakes inspired by her favorite flavor combinations. She encourages her readers to branch out and experiment in the kitchen. Why cupcakes? They bring out the kid in us!

    Homemade Black Licorice Twists

    These licorice twists can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. To serve, just microwave them briefly.


    8 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more

    1 cup sugar

    ½ cup dark corn syrup

    ½ cup sweetened condensed milk

    ¼ cup blackstrap molasses

    ⅛ tsp. kosher salt

    ¾ cup whole-wheat flour

    1½ tbsp. anise extract (available at Olive Nation)

    1½ tsp. black food coloring


    1. Line a glass 8"-square baking dish with parchment; grease. Bring butter, sugar, syrup, milk, molasses, and salt to a boil over high heat in a 2-qt. saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer until temperature reaches 265°. Remove from heat and stir in flour, extract, and coloring; pour into pan. Chill until firm, 30–45 minutes.

    2. Invert onto a cutting board, peel of paper, and cut into ¼"-thick ropes; twist to shape. Place on baking sheets; chill 20–30 minutes until set.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Licorice Cake

  • 8 years ago

    From what ive seen most people say to add anise or absinthe, but honestly you can take actual black licorice, combine it with water on a stove and melt it, and add it to a typical cake batter.

  • 8 years ago

    just get a white cake mix and add anise extract...

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