28 Oct 2014

8 Step Marshmallow Skull Cupcakes!

These spooky Halloween cupcakes are easy to make, taste delicious and would look fab on the table of any Halloween themed party. Dig out your apron, measuring scales and lets get baking! To make around 18 cupcakes you will need: 

170g (6oz) caster sugar
170g 6oz) butter, softened
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
170g 6oz) self-raising flour, sifted
For the frosting
75g (3oz) pink marshmallows
75g (3oz) butter, softened
150g (5oz) icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
purple food colouring
To decorate
18 white marshmallows
50g (2oz) dark chocolate

To make them follow these simple instructions:

1. Preheat the oven to gas 3, 170°C, fan 150°C. Line two cupcake tins with 18 paper cupcake cases. 
2. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla and flour all together (because it's easier than doing it one at a time!)  and whisk with a mixer until nice and fluffy.
3. Then divide the mixture between the paper cases. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until golden and springy when touched. Remove from the oven *They will be hot so don't burn yourself like me!* and leave to cool.

4. Make your self a cup of tea and have a little rest. Aren't we naughty!
5. When your ready make the frosting, heat the pink marshmallows in a microwave-proof bowl for 30 seconds or until just melted. Put in the fridge for 5 mins to become stiff, but not completely or it won't spread!
6. In a separate mixing bowl, beat the butter, icing sugar, gooey melted marshmallows, vanilla and food colouring. Beat to form a thick and shiny icing. Chill for several minutes as above. 
7. To make the cute marshmallow skulls, lay them down so the thinner end is pointing towards you then using a clean paintbrush, cocktail stick or anything thin really, dab the melted chocolate on to each marshmallow skull to make eyes and a nose.
8. Using a sharp knife, cut out a shallow disc from each cooled cake about the size of a 1p piece. Spread about a teaspoon of icing over each cake, filling the dent and covering the surrounding surface. Nestle a marshallow skull in the dent of each iced cake and leave to set. 

What do you think of the cakes? Not very scary I know,  
Love Beth x


  1. These are adorable! And super easy too which is good, my baking skills aren't great!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  2. oooh, those look delicious!!! :)


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