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Halloween Cream Cheese Cupcakes

Spooky yet delicious cream cheese cupcakes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Decorating time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Author Olivia

Ingredients

For the cupcakes

  • 125 g Caste Sugar
  • 125 g Butter
  • 175 g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 Medium Eggs
  • 2 drop Raspberry flavouring
  • 1-3 drop Orange food colouring

For the decoration

  • 300 g Cream Cheese
  • 150 g Butter
  • 45 g Caster Sugar
  • 2 drops Black food colouring
  • Edible Glitter
  • Decorative Halloween Treats
  • 250 g Candy Melts

Instructions

How to make the cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and get a baking tray ready with cupcake cases.
  • Melt your candy melts in the microwave for two minutes, pour out onto baking paper and pop into the fridge. Once it's set, use a rolling pin to break into pieces and use later when it comes to decorating.
  • Whisk the eggs together, then add the weighed out butter and caster sugar
  • Using a whisk, make sure the ingredients are blended together well.
  • Add your choice of flavouring, raspberry is amazing for this as it complements the cream cheese well.
  • Finally, add your food colouring. For orange, adding more can give it the best shade of orange. Add it in tiny amounts and keep adding to it, especially if it's concentrated.
  • Dollop your cake mix until each case is evenly spread- getting a perfect amount can be done with an ice cream scoop.
  • Pop in the oven for 25 minutes, but check throughout the cooking process.
  • If you believe your cakes to be done, poke a cocktail stick in a few of them and if it comes out clean your cakes are done.
  • Let your cakes cool for 30 minutes

To decorate:

  • Once your cupcakes are cool, mix together cream cheese with butter thoroughly until smooth, however, make sure you don't over whisk it. Then you need to add the caster sugar.
  • If you're looking to make black cream cheese, this would be when you add the colouring to the icing.
  • Next, apply the icing however you like, I tend to scoop a section of the cake out and fill it with icing then top it with edible glitter and candy bark.