Easy Halloween Cupcakes!


We got into the Halloween spirit this week, and baked up a storm in the kitchen! These halloween cupcakes were SO simple to make, and as most ingredients are ones you have in the cupboards anyway there's no reason not to give them a go.

We picked up this little cake kit from Homesense a few weeks ago. You could easily make the little picks yourself at home with some toothpicks and some artistic skills (the later I lack so a kit was definitely needed!)

You will need:
200g (8oz) caster sugar
200g (8oz) butter, softened
4 large eggs
200g (8oz) self-raising flour
1 tsp baking powder - we actually didn't have this while away, but they turned out fine without it!
Chocolate chips - we used a mixture of milk and white chocolate (Optional)

This makes 24 cupcakes, however you can adjust the quantities to suit.


1. Preheat the oven to 190c and pop the cases in the muffin tray

2. Cream together the butter and sugar

3. Add the eggs

4. Slowly add the flour until all the ingredients are combined

5. Add the chocolate chips / dried fruit if necessary

6. Divide the mixture between the cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden

Decorate and enjoy!

As the recipe is so simple, there's no need to leave little ones out of the process. Indiana loved putting the cases in the tray - a great activity where you can teach counting too. She was a little over enthusiastic with the egg (it ended up the wall haha), but she did it! And both kids (aged 2 and 14 months) favourite bit was mixing the ingredients together.

Just remember... It will get messy. They won't be absolutely perfect. But you will have so much fun, and plenty of tasty treats to enjoy at the end! So give it a go, even if it isn't for Halloween.

1 comment :

  1. Aw looks like they were both getting stuck in! Their Halloween cakes look great and I love the kit you have used. Have a great Halloween! x


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