Owl cupcakes

    45 min

    Looking for fun ideas for a kids party, cake sale or to celebrate Halloween? Try these owl cupcakes, extremely easy to prepare. All you need are biscuits, sweets and a little creativity!

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    Makes: 24 cupcakes

    • 250g plain flour
    • 400g caster sugar
    • 110g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 250ml buttermilk
    • 125ml vegetable oil
    • 250ml hot water
    • For the icing
    • 200ml double cream
    • 200g mascarpone cheese
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 50g unsweetened cocoa powder
    • To decorate
    • 48 Oreo® cookies, or similar
    • 48 brown Smarties® or M&M's®
    • 24 orange or yellow Smarties® or M&M's®

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4 and prepare line muffin tins with 24 paper cases.
    2. In a bowl, mix together the sifted flour with 400g sugar, 110g cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and bicarb.
    3. In a second bowl whisk together eggs, vanilla, buttermilk and vegetable oil.
    4. Mix the wet and the dry ingredients, then mix in the hot water.
    5. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared cases. Bake the cupcakes for 12 minutes.
    6. Let the cupcakes cool down and prepare the icing. Whip the cream and gently add the mascarpone cheese, sugar and cocoa. Ice each cooled cupcake with 1 tablespoon of the icing.
    7. Prepare the owls: open Oreos®, keeping the white icing all on one side. Stick 2 of the iced sides on each cupcake, using them as the whites of the owl's eyes. (Reserve the un-iced sides for another use.)
    8. Stick a brown Smartie® or M&M® on each Oreo® to create the pupils. Add the orange or yellow in the centre as a beak. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.


    You can use the un-iced sides of the cookies in other recipes, such as an Oreo® cheesecake or milkshake, or you can crush them to use in a biscuit base recipe.

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    this is a nice recipoe  -  27 Jan 2015


    Great and cute design entered them in a comp they looked fab and tasted great would reccomend this to anyone  -  23 Jul 2014


    These came out so cute and very little effort to decorate (though I used a different cupcake recipe, just got inspired by the design)  -  14 Sep 2017  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)