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Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes

Treat your little witches, monsters and ghosts this Halloween, with this simple yet tasty chocolate Halloween cupcakes recipe - read on:

Halloween is coming and all the kids are looking forward to dressing up like witches, monsters and ghostly ghouls. These chocolate Halloween cupcakes will be just the thing when it comes to satisfying those little witches, monsters and ghostly ghouls’ hungry bellies. You could bake them the day before and store them in a biscuit tin, or bake them on the same day. If your little witches and monsters want to help they could be your extra hands in the kitchen. Let’s get creating 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/10oz 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 (unless the kids are helping :) – Makes 12


• These chocolate cupcakes are themed by using sugar Halloween decorations. This means that you can use this simple chocolate cupcake recipe for any occasion you want. Just by adding the relevant sugar decoration will make the cupcakes appeal to any occasion.

• Try adding some flavouring to the cupcake mix, like vanilla, orange or even mint.

Happy Eating.


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