Recipe – Halloween Swamp Monster Cupcakes

Here’s a new twist on a cupcake, especially for Halloween. Green sponge with a hint of coconut and blue frosting monster on top, they look great fun and kids (and grown ups) will love them! The decorations were bought at Wilko’s who have a great selection for Halloween.

For 12, you will need:

  • 175g self raising flour
  • 175g Stork margerine
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 40g desiccated coconut
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • Green food colouring
  • Blue food colouring
  • 75g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 250g icing sugar

Preheat the oven to 180° and place 12 green cupcake papers into a cupcake tin.

With an electric whisk, beat the Stork and caster sugar in a large bowl until pale and creamy.

Crack the eggs into the bowl and whisk again until we’ll combined.

Add the milk, flour and coconut, together with at least a teaspoon of green food colour. Combine with a wooden spoon until the colour is even. You can add more colour for a deeper colour.

Spoon into the cupcake cases, the mixture should come close to the top of the case.

Bake for 20 minutes. Then remove from the oven, take out of the tin and place on a wire rack to cool.

When ready, make the frosting. Whisk the butter with an electric whisk until creamy and thick. Add the icing sugar a third at a time and whisk again until creamy. With the final sugar add the blue food colour, starting with a teaspoon.

When the frosting is very thick and the colour even (you can add more colour if you want), spoon onto the cupcakes.

Add a heaped teaspoon on each, and using your finger, dab over the frosting to make ‘spikes’. Then add a couple of eyes and a mouth (from the Wilko’s decorations).

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