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Hooting Halloween owls

Hooting Halloween owls

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • Ready in 30-35 mins, plus cooling and decorating
  • Easy
  • Makes 12

Delicious and simple chocolate cup cakes to make with the kids at Halloween - real crowd-pleasers

  • Freezable (Freeze cake bases only)
Nutrition: per cake
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal615
fat38g
saturates23g
carbs68g
sugars54g
fibre1g
protein6g
low insalt1.06g
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Ingredients

For icing and decoration

  • 200g butter , softened
  • 280g icing sugar , sifted
  • 1 tube orange ready-to-use icing
  • 1 small bag Maltesers
  • 1 tube choco M&Ms minis (use just the brown sweets) or Cadbury's mini buttons
  • 1 tub jelly diamonds (just the orange ones)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with brown muffin cases. Beat the first 5 ingredients to a smooth batter and spoon between the cases, almost filling them to the top. You may have a little left over. Bake for 20-25 mins until risen and spongy. Cool on a rack.

  • STEP 2

    Beat the butter and icing sugar until smooth. Slice off the very tops of the cakes and cut each piece in half. Spread a generous layer of icing over each cake.

  • STEP 3

    Working on one cake at a time, squirt a pea-sized blob of orange icing onto two Maltesers and use to fix a brown M&M on each. Sit the eyes, two pieces of cake top (curved edge up) and a jelly diamond on the icing to make an owl.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2004

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