Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Inspired Devils Food Cake Cupcakes ♥

With Halloween coming up next week I decided that it was excuse enough to make some tasty, fun looking cupcakes once more. I haven't baked since before the summer but having seen some fun little sugarcraft decorations whilst I was out shopping I just had to pick some up (I wish could have made them myself but sadly I'm not that talented when it comes to baking but will we just pretend I did for post purposes?!) and make some tasty treats for my family and I to enjoy. I loved how these turned out and I think they'd be great for a Halloween party or even a child's party if their birthday was on or around Halloween. These cupcakes feature almost every Halloween symbol thinkable, from witches to ghosts to bats and the rest. Not only do these look good they taste great too with their chocolate sponge and chocolate chip filling - delicious!

50g butter
115g soft dark brown sugar
2 large eggs
115g plain white flour
1/2tsp bicarbonate of soda
25g cocoa powder
125ml soured cream
Chocolate chips 
Orange icing
Mixed sprinkles
Halloween themed sugarcraft decorations

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases.
2. Place the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, bicarbonate of soda and cocoa powder in a large bowl and beat together until smooth. Fold in the soured cream and chocolate chips and mix well. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases.
3. Bake for 20 minutes or until a knife comes out clear when inserted into the middle of the cupcakes.
4. Take out of oven and leave to cool completely on a wire rack. I cover my cupcakes with a tea towel to keep in the moisture.
5. When cool apply icing of you choice. I chose to do orange icing but black or green icing would work well with the Halloween theme too.
6. Decorate with sprinkles and other decorations of your choice.
7. Serve and enjoy!
 You can see my Halloween chocolate orange cupcakes with red and black swirled icing from last year here if you're looking for even more Halloween baking inspiration.

What do you think of my Halloween inspired cupcakes?


  1. Love them!!! Looks like you went through a lot of trouble. I hope Tyler Lee got a sample. :)

  2. They are fantastic! So cute! I think I am going to have a go at making some for Halloween x

  3. What do you mean, you're not talented at baking? These look amazing!!

  4. These look AWESOME. What're you getting on with? Haha. I really do think they're so cute.

  5. oh my. these look delectable and spooky! I love how you decorated them!

  6. These are adorable! And this pregnant mama is on a big cupcake kick right now! ;) Good timing!

  7. Okay, these are so FUN! I bet everybody would love these :)

  8. They look amazing, so awesome. My decorative skills are not as impressive as yours

  9. Cute, such lovely, festive decorations on those cupcakes! I'm sure they'll be a hit and will disappear far before Halloween hits. ;) I like the orange frosting... black might be a little less appetizing IMO, but a dark chocolate ganache frosting would be close enough and would be super-appealing. :9


  10. Those are so cute, Looks like a sugar rush!

  11. Gorgeous cupcakes! I wish I was a better baker...

  12. These almost look too good to eat! They look great!

  13. Those look like so much fun! What great cupcakes for a Halloween party!

  14. Im obsessed with devils food cake!! These look delish

  15. You made these?!?!? They look incredible!!! Like- seriously pro.

  16. WOW! These are amazing! I have no idea what I'll be doing on Halloween, but I can guarantee I shall probably be baking these at some point!

    Katie <3

  17. Yum! Those look delicious and so incredibly festive!

  18. Now I am inspired to make some Halloween treats this weekend :)

  19. These are so festive and they look delicious!

  20. How fun are these! I'm loving the decorations on top!

  21. These are amazing, I'm sending some baked goods into my sons nursery I'm not sure they'll be as good as these :-)

  22. These look great! I love the little flowers on there as well, they have a very Mexican feel! :)

  23. How fun! I love getting all into the season! The witches are my fav!


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