This half term is flying by far too quickly for my liking, I cannot believe it is almost the end of the week already! We have not really done that much, lots of pottering about and spending lots of quality time together as a family which has been really lovely. I think this is why Halloween has crept up on me so unexpectedly, because we had the school disco last week, and I think I had just forgotten that it is not actually Halloween until this Saturday! Hence, I did not get around to baking any Halloween cakes until yesterday!
We are visiting some friends tonight to go to the museum as they are holding a spooky event (a free event too, so worth attending!) which I am not sure exactly what it entails, but my friend told me it involves searching inside boxes to see what is inside! Anyway, I thought it would be a great excuse to bake some little Halloween inspired cupcakes for the children to have when we get back as a little snack.
These were very easy to make – I whipped up a batch of the cupcakes before breakfast yesterday morning, and then I decorated them before tea last night. I simply used a chocolate icing pen to write ‘RIP’ on some Lotus biscuits
I then topped each cupcake with some melted chocolate
Stuck the tombstone lotus biscuit inside the sponge and then covered the top of the cake with some chocolate shavings
and then I added 1/2 a jelly snake sweet , just to add that gruesome factor!
So really easy to make some simple chocolate flavoured cupcakes look freakishly good for Halloween
Here is my recipe for Tombstone Chocolate Cupcakes
- 150g unsalted butter
- 150g caster sugar
- 3 eggs
- 125g self raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 25g cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp Rachels Organic Dark Chocolate and Cherry Yogurt
- *For the Topping*
- 200g milk chocolate
- 3 Galaxy Ripple chocolate bars
- 16 Lotus Caramelised biscuits
- chocolate icing pen
- 8 Jelly worm/snakes sweets
- pre heat the oven to 1800C / 160oC (fan)
- line a muffin tin with paper cake cases
- cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
- add the eggs and beat well for a few minutes
- add the cocoa powder and the flour and mix
- fold in the yogurt
- divide the cake batter between the 16 cake cases
- bake in the oven for 25 minutes approx
- remove from the oven and allow to cool
- *For the Topping*
- place the ripples in a food processor and make into shavings
- write 'RIP' on each biscuit with the icing pen
- melt the chocolate
- spread the melted chocolate onto the top of each cake
- stick a biscuit into the cake
- scatter the chocolate shavings
- add half a snake/worm
Spooktastic cakes and I cannot wait to share them around later tonight!
I used some delicious yogurt in my cakes courtesy of Rachels Organic for which I was compensated for.