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halloween witch cupcakes.

How awesome are these Halloween witch cupcakes? Created by my lovely friend Beni, she's not only a babe but an incredible baker. Head to her Instagram for some brilliant baking inspiration, healthy recipes and of course the odd selfie. (I tried her banana bread and I can confirm it was delicious!) When I saw these cupcakes on her feed I knew I had to ask her to kindly write up a guest recipe for me. So, over to Beni for her spoOoOoOoOoky recipe...

I have a recipe for a witchy doo, 

Where they dine on yummy treats just like you, 

First, you add 3 puppy dogs tails and a bucket of slimy snails ...wait. I'm only joking... this is actually a spookily sweet cupcake recipe perfect for any Halloween party! 

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Makes 6 cupcakes (can be easily doubled if you have more witches to feed).

For the cupcakes
115g of butter 
115g of caster sugar 
115g of self- raising flour 
2 eggs 
Pinch of salt 
Dash of vanilla extract

For the buttercream 
250g of icing sugar 
70g of softened butter (I like to use Lurpack, as it's less yellow) 
Dash of vanilla extract 
Dash of milk
Purple food colouring (or red and blue if you don't have purple)

For decoration 
Black card 
Orange and green spooky Halloween sprinkles (mine were from Morrisons for £1.50) 
6 cupcake cases

Step one. Firstly preheat your cauldron to 170 Degrees Celsius and place your cupcake cases onto the tray. 

Step two. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 

Step three. Whisk the eggs and vanilla extract together then add to the butter and sugar, making sure it's just a little at a time.

Step four. Once all mixed, add a pinch of salt and fold in the flour. Be careful not to over mix as this will remove all the hubble and bubbles. 

Step five. Place the mixture evenly into the 6 cupcake cases and bake for 17- 20 minutes.

Step six. To make the buttercream whisk the butter and icing sugar together. Add the vanilla extract, milk and food colouring. 

Step seven. Cut out little witch boots  from the card and cut the straws in half sticking a boot to each straw with glue. 

Step eight. Once cooled, use a piping bag to pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes. Then sprinkle with the various decorations and push the witches legs into the buttercream to create an upside down witch. 

Serve and enjoy! Mwahahahaha...

Have you made any Halloween cupcakes this year? Or do you plan to make any spooky bakes or recipes? I'd love to hear!

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