Spooky cupcakes for Halloween


This Halloween get set and add some real spooky flavor to your cupcakes. Try out this blood red cupcake recipe which is made out of some real red velvet batter.


  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g of plain flour
  • 180ml buttermilk
  • 90g of butter
  • 2 medium free range eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of red food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon of good quality of cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons of white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 level teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 90g of icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of red food coloring
  • 1/2 pack of ready to roll icing

Again, start preheating the oven to 190 degree Celsius. Once that is done, place the oven wrack in the center of the oven. Line a 12 hole muffin tray with the cupcake molds. While that is being done, take a large bowl. Add some butter and sugar in it and start creaming it until a soft and light mixture is created. Then start beating the eggs in it but make sure that you beat one egg at a time. And always use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl. A spatula does it quickly and easily as compared to any other type of spoon. Then add some of the vanilla extracts and mix it again. Then start dusting the cocoa powder and flour in the bowl. If you find that the mixture is getting to thick, start adding little by little of buttermilk in it until you get the smooth mix. And yes, do not forget to add the red food coloring to the mix and mix it well so that the color settles evenly.smooth icing. Take out the cakes out of the molds and then pour in the icing over the cupcakes. Start placing 3 smarties on each of the cupcakes for the eyes and the nose. With these eyes and nose, the cupcakes will appear as mummies.

Then to add the white strips over the mummies body, on a clean surface, dust some icing sugar. Start rolling the fondant icing on it. It should be about 2 mm in thickness. Start cutting at least 1 cm wide strips which should be about the size of the cupcakes. Once the cutting is done, start draping the fondant strips over its nose. Make it look like a mummies pretty much messed up bandage. Just leave it open around the eyes area.

Now take another bowl. Add the bicarbonate soda and white wine vinegar. Whisk these two ingredients well until you start seeing a nice white fizz. Add this white fizz in the previous bowl and mix it all well again.

Start pouring this batter in the cupcake molds with the help of a spoon. Hit the mold on the floor lightly so that the batter settles down evenly in the mold. Then let the cupcakes bake for about 20 minutes. After baking for about 20-25 minutes, take it out from the oven and let it cool.

While it is cooling down, take a bowl. Add the icing sugar and few drops of cold water in it. Also add a couple of drops of the red food color to it and mix it all well. Mix it until you see a nice