Halloween Cupcakes

The scariest time of the year is here! I do love a good horror movie, and this year I’ll be settling in front of the television, with a cosy fur throw and these wickedly delicious cupcakes to watch some of my favourite Halloween films.

Terrifyingly simple to make, they’ll be the talk of your scary celebrations!

Read on for the recipe – and do share your Halloween sweet treats with me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!


Halloween Cupcakes


  • 125 grams Plain Flour
  • 25 grams Cacoa Powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 150 grams Castor Sugar
  • 150 grams Butter
  • 1 Free Range Egg
  • 8 tablespoons Milk

Cream Cheese Icing

  • 50 grams Cream Cheese
  • 25 grams Butter
  • 125 grams Icing Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Essence
  • 1/2 drops Orange, purple and green food colouring
  • Sprinkles to decorate


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line a muffin tray with 9 paper cases.

  2. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl. Add the sugar and butter and beat the mixture together until well combined.

  3. Whisk in the egg and milk until the mixture is thick and smooth.

  4. Divide the mixture between the paper case and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until springy to the touch and skewer inserted into the middle of one of the cakes comes out clean. Set aside to cool on a wire rack.

  5. For the cream cheese icing, beat the cream cheese and butter together in a bowl until well combined. Beat in the icing sugar and vanilla and add a few drops of your chosen food colouring.

  6. Spoon the icing onto the cupcakes, and add sprinkles to decorate

  7. Set aside for 20 minutes to allow the icing to harden.

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