It’s that time of year again: a time of tricking, treating and ghost- and monster-themed parties. We can’t help you with the tricks, but we’ve got a treat that we know you’ll love. These cupcakes are packed with great-tasting chocolatey goodness, and they’re easy to make if you simply follow the recipe step by step.

 

INGREDIENTS

1 cup cake flour

280ml sugar

½ cup cocoa powder

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

large pinch of salt

½ cup butter, melted

2 eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

½ cup milk

 

CHOCOLATE FROSTING

½ cup smooth peanut butter

115g butter, softened

2½ cups icing sugar

200ml cocoa

1 tsp vanilla extract

150ml milk

 

12 biscuits (for the tombstones)

100g dark chocolate, melted, for decorating

100g Oreo biscuits, crushed

Halloween sweets (bones, skulls, spiders etc) to decorate

 

METHOD

Mix flour, sugar, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and salt together. Add the butter, eggs and vanilla and beat for 1 minute. Add ¼ cup of milk at a time, beating well in between. Divide between cupcake-lined muffin tins and bake at 180°C for 18 to 22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Allow to cool.

Make the frosting by beating all the ingredients together until light and fluffy. Spread the frosting onto each cupcake. Fill a piping bag with the chocolate and pipe ‘RIP’ onto each biscuit with the dark chocolate and press into the top of each cupcake. Sprinkle with the crushed Oreo biscuits (the soil) then arrange the sweets on top.

 

TIP: To make the cupcakes extra chocolatey, fold in ½ cup chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.

 

Makes 12

 

GET THE INGREDIENTS!

These cupcakes are so good, it’s scary! Swipe your RCS Card at South Africa’s leading grocery stores, and get the ingredients you need. You can use your RCS Card at any of these stores