Thursday, 31 October 2013

Creepy Eyeball Cupcake

                     HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!!!

Screams of delights will accompany these eye-catching cupcakes. Who needs candy when you can bake a batch of these creepy Halloween cupcakes?
For the chocolate cupcakes:
  • 140g butter, softened
  • 250g castor sugar
  • 2 medium size eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 150g plain flour
  • 75g self raising flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 200ml buttermilk or plain yoghurt
For the buttercream icing:
  • 140g butter, softened
  • 280g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
For decoration:
  • gummy eyeballs for supermarket


Preheat the oven to 180C/160C for fan oven. Line 12 muffin tins with muffin cases.

For the cakes: beat together the butter and sugar with a hand-held mixer until very light and fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time beating well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract with the last of the egg.

Sift together the flours, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa into a large mixing bowl.

Gently fold the flour mix into the butter mixture along with the buttermilk until completely combined and smooth.

Place a dessert spoonful of the batter into each muffin case then bake in the oven for 20 minutes until firm to the touch.

Place in a wire rack to cool. This makes about 18 cupcakes

For the buttercream icing: beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add half of the icing sugar and beat until smooth.

Add the remaining icing sugar and milk and beat the mixture until creamy and smooth.

Take 5 tablespoon full of the ready buttercream icing and add red colouring. Mix well and put into a pipping bag. Set aside. This will be used to for the blood shot.

Iced the cool cupcakes with the buttercream icing. Add a gummy eyeball in the centre of the cake. Then pipe the red icing to decorate the cupcakes looking like blood shot

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