Halloween cupcakes

For the cupcakes you will need:
  • 110g/4pz butter or margarine, softened at room temperature 
  • 10g/4oz caster sugar 
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten 
  • 1tsp vanilla extract 
  • 100g/4oz self-raising flour 
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • Black and orange food colouring
  • Coloured icing 
  • Halloween sprinkles 


1) Preheat your oven to 180c/350f/gas 4 and line your muffin tray with paper cases. I used black and white coloured cases to go with my Halloween theme.
2) Place the butter and the sugar together in your mixing bowl and cream them together until the mixture is soft and pale. Using a little bit at a time beat in the eggs and stir in the vanilla extract. 
3) Fold in all of the flour using a large metal spoon. Then add a little milk until the mixture is of a dropping consistency.
4) Half the mixture into two separate bowls. Add the black food colouring to one mixture until your achieve the desired colour, do the same with the other mixture adding orange food colouring. 
5) Using tea spoons and a spoonful of black mixture to a bun case then a spoonful of orange on top on the black layer. Repeat until the case is half full. Continue the same technique for all the bun
6) Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until golden-brown on top. To check they are fully cooked
insert a skewer into one cake and if it comes out clean it is fully cooked. Leave them to cool on a wire rack.
7) Using a metal spoon, spoon the icing into a piping bag, add the desired end. Once the cakes are fully cooled squeeze the icing on top of the cakes and decorate using Halloween sprinkles. 
8) serve at a party, to trick or treaters or enjoy yourself in front of a Halloween or scary movie (if your brave). 


Tag me in Halloween treats your make, or any carved pumpkins, I love to see what people create. 


Danielle x


  1. These are adorable little cupcakes! I actually saw some great Halloween cupcake... um... I call them cozies... things the other day, I think this post might have persuaded me to make some cute little Halloween treats - I hadn't thought to put food dye in the batter, a great idea!


  2. These taste amazing too. Let me know if you make any treats xx

  3. These cupcakes look adorable! And if they taste amazing too, then I have to make these for Halloween :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me