Halloween Spooky Cupcake RecipeBy Published: October 31st, 2014
Halloween Spooky Cupcake Recipe
This is a fantastic idea for Halloween and to help keep the kids at bay during their week off, making and eating them of-course! Cooking time is 20-25mins. I over-cooked mine by about 2minutes so for me it should of been 20mins.
This recipe was incredibly easy to make, the only difficult bit is trying to whisk the butter into the mixture. I didn’t let mine reach room temp so had to use a bit of elbow grease.
Ingredients will cover roughly 9 cupcakes
Ingredients for Cupcakes
- 125g plain flour
- 25g cocoa powder
- 1.5 tsp baking powder
- 150g caster sugar
- 50g butter
- 1 free-range egg
- 8 tbsp milk
Ingredients for Cream Cheese Icing
- 50g cream cheese (I used Philedelphia Full Fat)
- 25g butter
- 125g icing sugar
- 1tsp vanilla essence
Ingredients for Chocolate Icing
- 50g icing sugar
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1-2 tbsp water
What you’ll need to make the spooky cupcakes
- several cocktail sticks for making the web pattern
- glass mixing bowl
- cupcake cases
- cupcake baking tray
The Halloween Spooky Web Cupcake Recipe
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Get your cupcake baking tin/tray ready and line with the cupcake cases
- Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl. Add the sugar and butter and beat the mixture until well combined. You should see the mixture will turn a powdery brown colour.
- Whisk the egg and add the 8 tbsp of milk as you go along, you’ll start to feel the mixture get sticky and thick. This is good.
- Now with the mixture in a silky thick state, split the mixture into the cupcake cases equally. Place in the over for 20-25minutes. bring out from the oven when they are springy/light to touch and you can insert a fork or skewer and pulls out clean. – Set aside to cool on a metal rack
- For the cream cheese icing, add all the ingredients together and whisk until nice and thick.
- Carefully spoon the icing on top of the cupcakes leaving a small border around the edge.
- Now for the chocolate icing (keep kids away!) sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl. Stir in the tablespoons ( just do 1 at a time and stop at desired thickness) of water to form a smooth, thick icing.
- Transfer the mixture to a piping bag or make do with a sandwich bag and snip the end off with scissors to make a small hole. (really small)
- Carefully pipe 3 circles on each cupcake leaving good sized gaps between each circle. I started from outside in. Then run a cocktail/toothpick stick through the icing circles to make a web effect. 6-7 lines should be enough.
- Leave cupcakes to stand for 20-30mins for icing to set a little. Enjoy!
Woilla! Enjoy your Spooky Halloween treat!