Friday, 31 October 2008

Too many spiders

These pesky spiders have been getting everywhere today.
I blame this little witch personally.
I have now appeased the spiders and their owner, however, by making some hallowe'en cupcakes. Phew.
Hallowe'en cupcakes
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 125g sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 2 eggs
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1 tbsp milk

For the topping

  • a good shake of icing sugar
  • juice of 1/2 an orange
  • dab of orange food colouring (optional)
  • 6 squares of dark chocolate, melted

Put all the ingredients for the cupcakes, except the milk, in a food processor and blitz until smooth. Add the milk at the end, with the motor still running, to make a fairly sloppy cake mix. Spoon into 12 cake cases, set into a bun tin, and cook at gas 6 for 15 to 20 minutes until the cupcakes are lightly golden.

When the cupcakes have cooled, sift the icing sugar into a bowl (I never bother weighing or measuring icing sugar - just give a good shake from the tub). Add the orange juice, plus some orange food colouring if you want a more vivid icing than mine. Stir together until you have a smooth, runny icing. Dribble spoonfuls of icing all over the cupcakes. When the icing is cool, melt the chocolate and dribble over the top.

Feed to spiders and small witches.


  1. AH! Cute little witch! And thanks for the holiday recipe ideas!

  2. well with all those spiders there'll be no pesky flies I guess.

  3. AAaah cute. Hope you had a great Halloween.
    love Alison x

  4. Guess what I noticed straight away? Yes you've guessed it, O's fab skirt!! Did you make it, I bet you did.
    Must tell you, bought a fab scarf from Top Shop a few weeks back, it's really long and chunky and everyone comments on it, well to cut to the chase I bought the natural colour as have more to go with it, but there is a gorgeous orange one that is sitting there with your name on it and will llok great with your skirt!!!!!!!!
    Jane. x

  5. Normally I am scared of spiders but I like these ones:-)

    A couple of awards for you on my blog if you would like to collect them :-)
    Lesley x


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