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2008-10-01

Spooktacular - Halloween - Cupcakes  






Spooktacular - Halloween - Cupcakes


Makes approximately 12 cupcakes

Ingredients
175g (6 oz / 1 &1/3 cups) self-raising flour
175g (6 oz /1 &1/2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
175g (6 oz / 1 cup) of caster sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 - 4 tbsp milk
Icing/frosting of your choice – go wild and make a statement
Decorations of your choice – the spookier the better :)

You will need a 12 hole-muffin tin and 12 cupcake paper cases


Method


Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan180°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6. Line a 12 hole-muffin tin with cupcake paper cases.

Sieve the flour into a bowl and leave aside. In a large mixing bowl add the butter and sugar and beat until the mixture becomes light in colour and fluffy. Add one egg at a time beating well between each addition. Beat in the vanilla extract and then gently fold in the flour until combined. Stir in the milk until you have a good dropping consistency. Spoon the mixture equally into the prepared muffin tin and place in the preheated oven. Bake for 20 -25 minutes or until risen and golden and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to completely cool.

Rosie’s notes: 1. Fill the cupcake paper cases no more than two-thirds full for the cupcakes to rise. 2. If the tops dome a little when completely cool, take a segregated knife and slice the domed tops off and discard, this enables flat tops for icing and decorations. 3. I have also measured my ingredients that I weighed out into cup measures as requested but please note if using, I cannot guarantee how accurate these measures are in cups. 4. If using plain flour because you cannot acquire self-raising flour add 1½ tsp of baking powder to the plain flour.

Your Own Creative Side

Now for the fun part; create your own design of toppings, decorations to make your cupcakes as spooky as you dare! Hopefully we can have the spookiest & deliciousness cupcake round-up of all times!!


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10 comments: to “ Spooktacular - Halloween - Cupcakes

  • natalia
    2 October 2008 11:01  

    Booo ! Ciao, it's a very nice idea ! My kids will enjoy helping with the decorations ! I'll start thinking about spooky things !

  • Rosie
    2 October 2008 14:32  

    *Rosie jumps from the scary BOO lol*!!

    Hi Natalia, wonderful, wonderful, to get your children helping - love it!! I can't wait to view your cupcakes with your little helpers decorating their Spooktacular - Halloween - Cupcakes :)

    Best wishes Rosie x

  • Priya
    3 October 2008 10:27  

    Amazing decorations..would love to decorate as u did..hope my kids will help me..

  • Rosie
    3 October 2008 15:21  

    Hi Priya, awe thank you what a compliment! It will be fun if your children help out and I can't wait to see your cupcakes :)

    Rosie x

  • Jin Hooi
    4 October 2008 13:14  

    hmm.. I am not sure if u should give this a miss, I have never decorate a cake before and.. hehe.. i am a bit clumsy when it comes to decorations ;-p

  • Jin Hooi
    5 October 2008 08:03  

    hey, is me again ;-) I just went to the library this morning and got myself a book about decorating cupcakes ;-)) Now , i simple can't wait to decorate my Halloween cupcakes

  • Mansi
    5 October 2008 22:13  

    hey rosie, can we add cocoa powder to the recipe to make choclate cupcakes? b'coz that's the only flavor my colleagues will eat:)

    I'd love to take part, so do let me know!

  • Rosie
    6 October 2008 11:35  

    Hi Jin, oh this is great news and wonderful to hear you’ll be joining in our Halloween bake! We can’t wait for the round up and view how the cupcakes have been decorated :)

    Hi Mansi, I can’t see any reason why not to add cocoa powder to the cupcake.

    Happy Baking

    Rosie x

  • Marie-Rose
    5 November 2008 06:17  

    hello. would you have this cupcake recipe for a microwave as I dont have an oven at home.

    Marie, Mumbai, India http://flavours-and-aromas.blogspot.com

  • Maria
    5 November 2008 09:36  

    Hi Marie-Rose

    Sorry we don't have a microwave recipe for these cupcakes.

    Maria
    x