Friday 28 October 2016

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

spider cupcakes for halloween

If you are looking forward to Halloween and want some cool cake inspiration, then why not make these cool Spider Cupcakes the perfect treat to scare your guests!

100g plain chocolate
150g unsalted butter softened
150g caster sugar
20g cocoa sifted
3 eggs, beaten
125g self-raising flour
1 ½tsp baking powder
2 tbsp Rachel’s Greek Style natural yogurt
Ingredients for Frosting
4tbsp golden syrup
80ml double cream
100g milk chocolate
100g plain chocolate
3tbsp Rachel’s Greek Style natural yogurt
Ingredients for Decoration
Chocolate sugar strands
Smarties or similar sweets (for the eyes)
Liquorice laces or Catherine wheels

1. Pre-heat oven to180°C, Gas Mark 4,  line a muffin tray with paper cases
2. Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and microwave on medium power for 1 minute until melted,
3. In a mixing bowl beat the butter, caster sugar, cocoa powder, and eggs, until soft and creamy. then add the flour and baking powder. Lastly, add in the yogurt ensure the mixture is well combined
4. Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 20 minutes until risen. Leave to cool
5. Meanwhile in a small bowl gently heat the icing ingredients (except the yogurt). Either do this in a
microwave, medium power or over a pan of simmering water until the chocolate has melted, leave to cool then add the yogurt. The frosting should be soft but not runny
6. Spoon the frosting onto each cake and carefully spread with the back of a knife. Dip each cake into
chocolate sugar strands then place the Smarties for eyes, cut the liquorice laces into equal pieces and push into the icing. To make the eyes stand out and a mouth simply place some of the frosting in a piping bag with a small plain nozzle and pipe for the desired effect.
and for more Halloween inspired craft and food ideas check out Pinterest/mummybbeautiful/Halloween-ideas.