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Spooky Halloween Cupcakes

Spooky Halloween Cupcakes

24 October 2018

Spooky Halloween Cupcakes


For the cake:

  • 110g softened butter
  • 110g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g self-raising flour

For the Buttercream:

  • 75g softened butter
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • Orange food colouring


  • Green and black icing for decoration 


-    Pre-heat the oven 220 degrees and line a cupcake tray with cupcake cases 

-    Mix together 110g softened butter and 110g golden caster sugar together until pale and fluffy.

-    Whisk in 2 large eggs, one at a time, and adding a tbsp. of flour as you go to avoid the mixture curdling, remember to whisk fast and scrape down the sides of the bowl after each addition.

-    Add ½ tsp vanilla extract, the remaining self-raising flour and whisk until just combined then spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases.

-    Bake for 10 – 15 minutes until risen and golden brown. Stick a cocktail stick into the centre of the cake to test if it is cooked. Leave to cool completely

-    For the buttercream: Mix together 75g butter and 150g icing sugar, stirring until completely mixed, add 1tbsp of milk if necessary but try to avoid the mixture turning too runny. 

-    Add orange food colouring until the buttercream is a bright orange


-    Once the cupcakes have cooled take the orange buttercream and evenly coat onto cakes

-    Using the black and green icing add faces and stem to create pumpkins



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