Spooky Cupcakes

Is it Halloween yet? This cupcakes recipe will get your kids drooling. Spook them with scary little monster faces and cats.


200g butter
300g brown sugar
200g melted chocolate
2 eggs
225g self-rising flour
¼ tsp baking powder
50g cocoa powder
200ml milk
1tsp black food colouring

For the buttercream

300g butter unsalted and softened
500g icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
black food colouring
For the decorations
Black Icing
Fondant Icing in a few colours
icing eye balls


Heat oven to 180C. get cupcake moulds. Beat butter and sugar until you get a smooth paste. Gradually add eggs while continue beating then add chocolate, stir flour and baking powder, cocoa powder, milk and food colouring in the mixture. Scoop the mixture out and put in the cup cake moulds.
Bake for 20 mins until you can see the cakes are risen let it cool down for 5 mins and then transfer to a wire rack.
How to make the buttercream
To make the buttercream, beat the butter until soft, then stir in the icing sugar a little at a time. Beat in the vanilla and some black food colouring, then transfer to a piping bag fitted with a plain nozzle.
For the cat face, pipe the black buttercream in an even swirl onto the cupcake and smooth with a palette knife. Pipe two ears by making a blob for each and pulling the icing bag upwards to a point. Add two eyes on each with Smarties and use the black icing pen to paint a pupil onto each. Add a triangle nose made of pink fondant icing and create whiskers with sweets.
For the monster faces, cut green fondant circles and blue fondant to fit the tops of the cupcake and fix them in place with a little buttercream. Add eyes, noses and mouths made of icing eye balls and candies.