Thursday, 29 October 2015

Cute, fun and easy cupcakes for Halloween!

Hey friends!!!
I'm so excited, Halloween is two days away and I've got the perfect treats for you to whip up! In this post I'm going to share with you a super easy recipe that is super easy to make; light and fluffy vanilla cupcakes topped with mouth watering butter cream along with some not so spooky decorations!! With the help of my little sister, I bring you the best cupcakes I think I've ever made!! 

To make 24 cupcakes you will need:
250g of unsalted butter 
250g of caster sugar 
250g of all purpose flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder (however I used baking powder and they were still great) 
4 eggs
Vanilla essence
You could also add black food colouring to make your cupcakes extra spooky!! 

For decorations you will need:
Butter Cream Icing! You can make your own like the amazing baker inside you, or you can be lazy like me and  buy some! I bought mine from Aldi, but wish I made my own because I make some darn good butter cream icing!
Sprinkles are also an essential! 
Your favourite milk chocolate!
And last but not least, Oreos!! 

If you have any dietary requirements, are a vegan, or would prefer a healthier option, you can always swap out certain ingredients for  an alternative of your choice, they should still taste great!

Step one: Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. 

Step two: Pour all your ingredients into a bowl and mix using an electric whisk into all the ingredients are fully combined! It's that easy! I suggest sifting your flour, to make sure your cupcakes are super light and fluffy!

Step three: Pour your cupcake batter into your cupcake cases, I used an ice-cream scoop to do this, to ensure they were all the same size. If you're cool like me, you can buy yourself some Halloweenesque cases, mine were orange, black, purple and green!

Step four: Bake for twenty minutes until golden brown, then voila! Or should I say, mwuahahaha?

While your cupcakes are baking in the oven, melt something chocolate your preferred way, over a boiling pan of water, in the microwave, whatever you find easier! (I prefer the pan method, I find it very satisfying to mix around the chocolate while it melts). Then on a sheet of baking paper, you can create a whole array of of haunting shapes with your chocolate! Gravestones, ghosts, spider webs, anything your heart desires! Leave some chocolate left over though, you'll need that for later!

 When your cupcakes have cooled down, you can ice your cupcakes and start decorating!

To make the cupcake above is super easy, all you have to do is twist two Oreos in half and create two small holes to create some big cute eyes! I was going to make it into a cute owl but I like this better, it looks like a small child scared out of its wits!!

With your left over Oreo halves, smash them up in a plastic bag until they're in small crumbs, then mix them up with your melted chocolate to make dirt. Once your chocolate is cooled, you can push your gravestone into the icing. Creepy right?

That's all there is to it! I hope you enjoyed and try out this recipe for yourself!

How are you spending Halloween?
Much love,



  1. These look amazing! I really need to do some halloween baking

    Helena xoxo

    1. Thank you, I'm glad you like them!! (:
      Lauren x

  2. This is amazing haha I wish I were this good! <3 xx

    1. Shhhhh I'm blushing!! Honestly they were so easy to make, plus I had a lot of help for my four year old sister! thank you so much!!
      Lauren x

  3. They look so cool, I wish we celebrated Halloween in Hungary:( x Fanni


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