It’s the middle of October. Most mums and dads are bemoaning the cold, putting the heating on, tutting at the dark nights, the rain and the large numbers of creepy crawlies. But children’s thoughts are elsewhere – it’s nearly Halloween!
There is nothing better than finding an excuse to spend time with the family or giving them something to enjoy. That’s why the festive seasons are so well catered for in terms of parties, events and activities to do! This Halloween recipe is a great way to participate in the festive season by getting your kids to help you decorate some cakes and then being able to share them for others to enjoy.
The contents of this recipe make it easy for you to decorate and play around in a number of different combinations to get that customised cake you are looking for. Interchange with different coloured buttercreams and decorations to give a mix to those looking to each your freakish fancies!
Ingredients to make 12 cupcakes;
- 150 grams of butter
- 150 grams of caster sugar
- 3 free range eggs,
- 125 grams of self-raising flour
- 25 grams of cocoa powder
- Half a tablespoon of baking powder
- Half a tablespoon of mixed spices
- 50 grams of raisins
Ingredients for buttercream cupcake topping;
- 50 grams of butter
- 200 grams of icing sugar
- 50 grams of ready rolled icing
- Cupcake decorations (Orange and black sprinkles!)
- Orange food colouring
- Cupcake tin
- Piping Nozzle
- Large mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon or electronic mixer
- Paper Cupcake cases
How to make your Halloween Cupcakes
- Prepare the oven to 160 degrees
- Line cupcake tin with paper cases (Go for black for a more spooky effect!)
- Place the 150 grams of butter and 150 grams of caster sugar into the mixing bowl and mix until the contents are light and fluffy whilst adding eggs to smooth out the mixture
- Stir in the remaining ingredients (25 grams of Cocoa Powder, half a tablespoon of baking powder, half a tablespoon of mixed spices, 50 grams of raisons) and mix until the contents are smooth
- Once ready, place your mixture evenly inside the cupcake cases and bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on your oven)
- Make your buttercream mixture to top the cupcakes. Starting with your 50 grams of butter place in a clean bowl and mix with 2 tablespoons of boiling water.
- Add the icing sugar and beat the contents until they are smooth
- Once your cream is ready, place the contents into a piping bag with a large star nozzle and pipe on top of the cakes
- Add your decorations to the top of the cakes to complete that Halloween effect!
Cupcakes are a great way to share things for your family, but these cakes could also be a very nice treat for any trick or treaters that come your way! Milo Cakecraft supplies a wide range of cupcake and sugarcraft apparatus to help those keen on baking get the most out of their experience.
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