on 23 October 2015
Whether you're an accomplished cook or a culinary novice, these scary Halloween Cupcakes from taste.com.au are easy to make and sure to be a hit!
340g packet golden buttercake mix
60g butter, softened
3/4 cup milk
180g packet Smarties lollies
1 cup dark chocolate melts
Butter cream icing
250g unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups icing sugar mixture
Yellow food colouring
Green food colouring
- Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line a 12-hole, 1/3 cup capacity muffin pan with paper cases.
- Make cupcakes following packet directions. Spoon mixture into cases until three-quarters full. Bake for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of 1 cupcake comes out clean. Turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.
- Make icing Using an electric mixer, beat butter until pale. Gradually add icing sugar mixture, beating constantly until combined. Tint lime green by mixing food colourings.
- Spread cupcakes with icing. Press 3 Smarties into tops for spider bodies. Place chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on medium (50%) for 2 minutes 30 seconds, stirring with a metal spoon every 30 seconds, or until melted and smooth. Spoon chocolate into a snap-lock bag. Make a small snip in 1 corner. Pipe chocolate around Smarties to form spider legs and eyes. Set aside for 10 minutes or until set. Serve.
Whether you're throwing a party or expecting trick-or-treaters, it's always fun to get into the spirit of Halloween. Nic Nax
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