HALLOWEEN CUPCAKES RECIPE

October 29, 2017

 

Hello again! Since it is Halloween in only two days, I’ve got this recipe for you to make some last-minute spooky Halloween cupcakes. They are really quite easy to make, but they look great! I think that the green frosting with black bats on top looks really spooky, so that’s pretty much perfect! :)

 

As a base I’ve used a cupcake recipe by Mary Berry (because you just can’t go wrong with a little bit of Mary Berry ;) ), but to make these cupcakes Halloween themed I’ve added a couple of extra things to the recipe.

 

If you want to make these yourself, here’s the recipe:

 

Recipe – for 12 cupcakes

Ingredients:

For the cupcakes

  • 175 g room temperature butter

  • 175 g self-raising flour

  • 175 g caster sugar

  • ½ tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • 3 large eggs

For the icing

  • 125 g room temperature butter

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

  • 2tbsp milk

  • 250 g icing sugar

  • green food colouring

To decorate

  • black fondant

  • black sprinkles, optional                                    

Method:

  • The first thing you want to do is preheat the oven to 180°C and line a muffin tin with cupcake cases

  • For the cupcakes put all the cake ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk or a wooden spoon until smooth and well mixed.

  • Divide the mixture evenly between the paper cases.

  • Bake the cupcakes in the oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until they are will risen and firm on top.

  • To let them cool transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack.

  • While the cupcakes are cooling, you can start making the icing. I used a KitchenAid for this, but you can also do this with a hand mixer.

  • Start by beating the butter until light and fluffy.

  • Add milk and vanilla extract

  • From this point you can slowly start adding your powdered sugar bit by bit.

  • Lastly add a couple of drops of food colouring and mix well to give the icing a lovely green colour.

  • When the cupcakes are completely cool pipe swirls of icing on top and star decorating.

  • To make the fondant bats, roll the fondant out flat and cut out little bats. I just freehanded this, but you can of course use a template or, if you have that, a bat shaped cookie cutter.

  • Place them on top of your cupcakes and finish of with some black sprinkles.

  • When you're finished they should look something like this:

 

I hope you liked this and let me know if you think these turned out good and if you might try to make them yourself!

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Love, Esther

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