Halloween Cobweb Cupcakes
These cupcakes are as delicious as they are spooky — perfect for any Halloween party! These are sure to disappear frighteningly quickly.
- 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
Makes 9 cupcakes
Preheat the oven to 180ºC/160 fan/Gas 4. Line a muffin tray with 9 muffin cases.
Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl. Add the sugar and butter and beat the mixture together until well combined.
Whisk in the egg and milk until the mixture is thick and smooth.
Divide the mixture between the cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes then leave to cool.
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.
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.
Transfer the mixture into the corner of a sandwich bag and snip off the corner, to form a small hole.
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.
Leave to stand for 20 minutes to allow the icing to harden.