Hallowe’en is approaching and all the youngsters are waiting to dress up like monsters, ghostly ghouls and witches. These chocolate Halloween cupcakes will be exactly the thing when it concerns satisfying those small monsters, ghostly ghouls and witches hungry stomachs. You may bake them a day earlier and store them in a cookie tin, or bake them on the same day. If your little monsters prefer to help they could be your extra hands in the kitchen. Let’s get producing these tasty chocolate cupcakes.
- For the cupcakes
12 paper cases
280g/10oz butter, softened
280g/10oz golden caster sugar
200g/7oz self-raising flour
1 rounded tbsp cocoa powder
6 medium eggs
- For the topping
200g/7oz butter, softened
280g/10z icing sugar, sifted
12 sugar halloween decorations
For the cupcakes
1 – Preheat oven to 190 C/Gas 5/fan oven 170 C.
2 – Line a 12-cup muffin tin with brown muffin cases.
3 – Crack the eggs into a large bowl and beat lightly with a fork
4 – Place all the other ingredients into the bowl
5 – Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes, until light and creamy
6 – Spoon into the cases, almost filling them to the top.
7 – Bake for 20 – 25 minutes until risen and spongy.
8 – Cool on a rack.
For the topping
1 – Beat the butter and icing sugar until smooth
2 – Spread a layer of icing over each cake
3 – Then add your sugar Halloween decorations on top
Takes 45minutes, plus cooling down (unless the little ones are helping – Makes 12
• These chocolate cupcakes are themed by applying sugar Halloween decorations. This implies that you are able to apply this simple chocolate cupcake recipe for whatever occasion you desire. Merely by adding the relevant sugar decoration will make the cupcakes appeal to any occasion.
• Try adding a few drops of flavouring to the cupcake mix, like vanilla, orange or even mint.