How To Make Green Thing Cupcakes

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners.

How To Make Green Thing Cupcakes For Halloween. Hello friends, so are you looking for Halloween recipes ideas today? How about making some Green Thing Cupcakes?

So scary but so tasty at the same time! Be careful though, one might not be enough!! Is that someone keeping an eye on you? Because I spy an eye in the middle, eek!!

How To Make Green Thing Cupcakes For Halloween.

How To Make Green Thing Cupcakes For Halloween:

Preparation time: 30 minutes + cooling

Cooking time: 25-30 minutes

Serves: 12

Ingredients:

  • 200g caster sugar
  • 175g plain flour
  • 50g cocoa
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100ml sunflower oil
  • 2 Waitrose British Blacktail Large Free Range Eggs
  • 2 tbsp soured cream

Eyeballs:

  • 100g white fondant icing
  • 12 brown chocolate M & M’s
  • Red liquid food colouring (not gel or paste)

Buttercream:

  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 Waitrose British Blacktail Large Free Range Egg whites
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 150g unsalted butter, softened and at room temperature
  • Green food colouring paste (or gel)

How To Make Green Thing Cupcakes For Halloween  Method:

  1. Firstly, pre-heat the oven to 170ºC, gas mark 3, and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases. Sift the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the sunflower oil, eggs and soured cream and beat until smooth. Add 125ml boiling water and beat again to combine.
  3. Divide evenly between the paper cases. Bake for 20-22 minutes until well risen and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.
  4. Leave to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Meanwhile:

  1. Meanwhile, roll the fondant into 12 even-sized balls and press one M & M into each, to make eyeballs.
  2. Dip a wooden skewer or cocktail stick into the red food colouring and draw veins on each eyeball. Leave to dry.
  3. For the buttercream, tip the sugar into a 2-litre heatproof mixing bowl or stand-mixer bowl. Add the egg whites, 2 tbsp cold water, vanilla and salt.
  4. Warm the bowl over a pan of simmering water – without the bowl touching the water.
  5. Using a balloon whisk, beat constantly for 5 minutes or until the sugar has dissolved, the meringue has doubled in volume, leaves a ribbon trail and is hot to the touch.
  6. Remove the bowl from the heat, and whisk with an electric mixer until the meringue is cold.
  7. Gradually add the softened butter 1 tbsp at a time, whisking well between each addition.
  8. When all of the butter has been added the frosting may start to look a little curdled. If this is the case, continue to whisk and it will come back together.
  9. Add the green food paste or gel. Scoop the frosting into a piping bag fitted with a 4-5mm plain nozzle.
  10. If the cupcakes have a very domed top, slice off a little to level it. Pipe the buttercream in a haphazard, wiggly fashion over the top of each to completely cover them. Top with a fondant eyeball and serve.
Halloween

How To Make Green Thing Cupcakes For Halloween:

So what do you think of this recipe post. How To Make Green Thing Cupcakes For Halloween? So do you fancy making some? Or do you know someone who would like these?

Because I could just reach out and grab one!! So how about you? Are you a cake fan too?

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners.

How To Make Green Thing Cupcakes For Halloween

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How To Make Green Thing Cupcakes For Halloween

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12 Comments

  1. 13 October 2018 / 12:56 PM

    These are just perfect for Halloween!! Love them!! Thanks so much for stopping by!
    HUgs,
    Debbie

  2. helenfern
    14 October 2018 / 8:40 PM

    These look so fun!! I love the eyeball in the middle. Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – hope to see you next week too. In the mean time, have a fabulous week ahead!

    • 16 October 2018 / 9:43 PM

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Helen 🙂

  3. passion fruit, paws and peonies
    15 October 2018 / 4:39 PM

    My favourite type of fun food – simple but so so effective!! Love it! xx Maria

  4. 23 September 2019 / 3:16 AM

    These cupcakes are really cute for Halloween. I found you at Best of the Weekend Link Party.

  5. 24 September 2019 / 10:41 PM

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,450. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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