Graveyard cupcakes

RIP cupcakes halloween easy food

Makes 12

For the cupcakes:

175g unsalted butter, softened

165g caster sugar

3 large eggs

115g self-raising flour

40g cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

4 tbsp milk

6 Oreos, chopped

For the chocolate cream cheese icing:

340g cream cheese, room temperature

175g unsalted butter, softened

420g icing sugar

50g cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract

100g dark chocolate, melted

To decorate:

8 Oreos, filling removed

50g dark chocolate, melted

12 Oreo biscuits

50g white chocolate, melted

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C/160˚C fan/gas mark 4. Line a 12-hole muffin with black or red cupcake cases.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  3. Stir in the flour, cocoa powder, vanilla and milk. Fold in the chopped Oreos until just combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely. 
  5. For the icing, beat together the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the icing sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla and beat until creamy. Add the melted dark chocolate and beat until smooth.
  6. Spoon the icing into a piping bag with a 15mm round piping nozzle. Pipe the icing onto the cooled cupcakes.
  7. In a large sealable bag, add the Oreos with the filling removed. Using a rolling pin, crush the biscuits to a fine powder. 
  8. Sprinkle the icing with the crushed Oreos to create the gravel. 
  9. Add the melted chocolate to a piping bag and snip a small hole in the end of the bag. 
  10. Pipe “RIP” or “Boo” onto each biscuit and allow to set. Push the biscuits down into the buttercream. 
  11. Add the melted white chocolate to a piping bag and snip a small hole in the end of the bag. 
  12. On a sheet of non-stick parchment paper, pipe a line with five little lines out of the top of it to look like a zombie hand. Continue until you have 12 hands, then allow to set in the fridge for five minutes.
  13. Gently remove each hand from the parchment paper and push down into the icing. 

Per Serving: 757kcals, 45.7g fat (26.9g saturated), 83.8g carbs (62.4g sugars), 8.7g protein, 4.5g fibre, 0.414g sodium