I always enjoy baking with the kids and any occasion is an excuse, so this weeks excuse is Halloween. I looked through Pinterest and tried to find something easy enough for the kids to copy…in the end I settled on:
Which are basically just normal chocolate cupcakes with chocolate icing with sprinkles and then decorated with liquorice laces as legs and icing for eyes. How hard can that be right?!? Haha!
The basic cakes were pretty easy to do:
110g caster sugar
75g self-raising flour
25g cocoa powder
I use the all in one method and basically chuck it all in and mix well. Separate into 12 cupcake cases and cook at 170 degrees for 20 minutes and then cool well.
175g soft cheese
300g icing sugar
40g cocoa powder
When the cakes are completely cool, spread the icing over each cake and cover in chocolate sprinkles (looks like a hairy spider body), then snap up liquorice threads, we chose cola flavoured but go with whatever works for you (black or red would look good too) and poke 4 in either side as legs.