Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

A Terrifyingly Tasty cupcake Treat to Spook guests or bake with your little monsters.


  • 1

    Preheat the oven to gas mark 4, 180?C and line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases.

  • 2

    Put the chocolate, butter and sugar into a heatproof bowl and place over simmering water to allow to melt, stirring continuously.

  • 3

    Set aside to cool slightly.

  • 4

    Whisk together the eggs, vanilla and soured cream.

  • 5

    Stir this into the cooled mixture.

  • 6

    Sift over the flour, cocoa powder and salt and fold in.

  • 7

    Spoon into the paper cases, filling to around 2/3 full.

  • 8

    Bake in a preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes, until the muffins are risen and just firm to the touch.

  • 9

    Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a cooling rack.

  • 10

    To make the chocolate topping melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over lightly simmering water.

  • 11

    Allow to cool.

  • 12

    Beat the butter, confectioner sugar and cocoa powder together.

  • 13

    Add in the cooled chocolate a table spoon at a time until a thick consistency is achieved. Thick enough to pipe.

  • 14

    Place the icing into a piping bag fitted with a piping nozzle of your choice and start from the centre of the cake and pipe outwards.

  • 15

    Decorate with chocolate shapes.

Serves: 12 people
  • Ease of preparation: Easy
  • Preparation time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • Total time: 40 minutes


  • 85g Dark Chocolate Drops
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 85g Butter - cut into 2cm cubes
  • 100g Soft Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg and 1 Egg Yolk at room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Soured Cream
  • 75g Self Raising Flour
  • Pinch of Salt

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What people are saying

  • Best cupcakes recipe

    I've made them twice. So far these cupcakes are the best I've ever made or tried elsewhere.

    , Sleaford said on 16/06/2014

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