31 October 2017

Easy Halloween Cupcake Recipe

We love any excuse to bake in our house and celebrations like Halloween provide the perfect opportunity to do so. I thought I'd share our super easy vanilla cupcake recipe with you which can be so easily customised depending on the season with cupcake cases, the colour of your icing and decorations.

Try our easy Halloween Cupcake Recipe, perfect for baking with children

For our Halloween cupcakes we chose some spooky cupcake cups from Tiger which I really love as they are much easier than paper cases when it comes to the girls spooning in the mixture as they don't fold in on themselves and hold their shape. We then just made up some orange butter cream and added sprinkles. You can be as creative as you like with your toppings, we used brown and orange millions, yellow and white stars and sprinkles. If you have time some to make some little icing eyes they would work well too or you can usually buy Halloween sugar decorations in the shops at this time of year.


110 /4oz Butter
110g/4oz Caster Sugar
2 eggs lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g/4oz self-raising flour
1-2 tbsp milk

For the Buttercream icing:

140g/5oz Butter
280g/10oz icing sugar
1-2 tbsp milk
Food colouring

And decorations of your choice!


- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

- Cream the butter and sugar together

- Beat in the eggs a little at a time

- Add the vanilla extract

- Fold in the flour

- Add in the milk

- Spoon into the cases until they are half full then bake for 10-15 mins or until golden brown on top. 

- Cool on a wire rack before decorating.

- To make your icing  beat the butter until soft, add in half the icing sugar and beat until smooth. Add the rest of the icing sugar and your milk and food colour and mix until smooth.

- Either pipe or spread your icing on top. I like to give the girls a little bowl and a small children's knife each to spread their own. I also but all the decorations on a large plate so they can just pick them up and sprinkle them on rather than pouring directly from the tub. It's easier for them to share and means that they don't tip them all on the cake by accident.


Me x

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Try our easy Halloween Cupcake Recipe, perfect for baking with children

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