Halloween ghost cupcakes

    3 hours 11 min

    These quick and easy chocolate cupcakes are decorated with fondant to look like ghosts! A great creepy dessert option for your Halloween party or giveaways for trick-or-treaters.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 140g plain flour
    • 45g cocoa powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 115g butter
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 235ml milk
    • For decorating
    • 400g to 450g vanilla buttercream-style icing
    • 6 large marshmallows, cut in half crosswise
    • 2 tablespoons icing sugar
    • 225g ready-to-use white fondant
    • 12 raisins, halved

    Prep:40min  ›  Cook:16min  ›  Extra time:2hr15min cooling  ›  Ready in:3hr11min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line with paper cases.
    2. Sift flour, cocoa powder, bicarb of soda and salt together in a bowl.
    3. Combine sugar and butter in another bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Mix in flour mixture alternately with milk. Beat until just blended.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out clean, 16 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove cupcakes from tin and cool completely, about 2 hours.
    5. Cover each cupcake with a thin layer of vanilla icing. Place 1 marshmallow half, cut-side up, in the centre of each cupcake.
    6. Dust a work surface with icing sugar. Pinch off walnut-size pieces of white fondant; roll into thin circles that are slightly bigger than the cupcakes.
    7. Drape over the marshmallows so they look like ghosts.
    8. Poke 2 holes near the top for the eyes.
    9. Place 1 raisin half into each hole.

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    I will make it again! Very fun and tasty.  -  04 Nov 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Made them with my grandkids this weekend. Super easy and came out great!  -  29 Oct 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)