Gory brain Halloween cupcakes
These spooky, gory brain cupcakes are a winner for Halloween!
Servings: 12 cupcakes
For the cupcakes:
- 175 g slightly salted butter
- 200 g caster sugar
- 200 g self raising flour
- 3 medium free range eggs
- 125 ml whole milk
- 40 g cocoa powder
For the decorations:
- 6 walnuts
- 4 tbsp jam
- 2 tbsp pink decorative icing the type you buy in a tube
To make the cupcakes:
Simply beat all of the ingredients together until pale, then spoon into a 12-hole muffin tray lined with muffin cases and bake at 200C (400F/180C fan) for 25 mins until springy to the touch.
Leave to cool completely, then core the cupcakes so that you have a hole a couple of centimetres deep.
Squeeze a little pink icing on to the top of each walnut on a microwave safe plate.
Brush the icing to cover the nut all over
Zap in the microwave for 30-45 seconds until the icing melts over the nuts. Leave to cool.
Fill the hole in the cupcake with strawberry jam so that it just overflows. Top with a brain walnut.