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Halloween Cobweb Cupcakes

These cupcakes are as delicious as they are spooky — perfect for any Halloween party! These are sure to disappear frighteningly quickly.

30 minutes
25 minutes
9 people
What you'll need
  • 125g plain flour
  • 25g Cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp Baking powder
  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 8 tbsp milk
  • 50g Cream cheese
  • 25g butter, softened at room temperature
  • 125g icing sugar, sifted
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 25g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp water
Method

Makes 9 cupcakes

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180ºC/160 fan/Gas 4. Line a muffin tray with 9 muffin cases.

Step 2

Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl. Add the sugar and butter and beat the mixture together until well combined.

Step 3

Whisk in the egg and milk until the mixture is thick and smooth.

Step 4

Divide the mixture between the cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes then leave to cool.

Step 5

For the cream cheese icing, mix the cream cheese and butter together in a bowl until smooth then beat in the icing sugar and vanilla. Then spoon it onto the cupcakes.

Step 6

For the chocolate icing, sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl and mix in 2 tablespoons of water to form a smooth, thick icing.

Step 7

Transfer the mixture into the corner of a sandwich bag and snip off the corner, to form a small hole.

Step 8

For the cobweb, carefully pipe 3 circles onto each cupcake, one inside of the other. Then join the circles up with lines to form a cobweb effect.

Step 9

Leave to stand for 20 minutes to allow the icing to harden.

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