Halloween Spider Web Cupcakes
Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups Lighthouse Cake and Biscuit Self Raising Flour
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 125g butter, melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
Icing:
  • 150g dark chocolate
  • ¼ cup thickened cream
  • 1 x tube white chocolate writing fudge
Method:
  1. Preheat oven to 200˚C (180˚C fan forced). Line a standard 12 hole muffin pan with patty cases.
  2. Sieve flour and cocoa into a large mixing bowl, stir in sugar and choc chips.
  3. Add eggs, milk, melted butter and vanilla essence to the flour mixture and stir gently with a wooden spoon until combined.
  4. Spoon the mixture equally between the prepared patty cases.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in the pan for 5 minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Make icing: Place cream and chocolate into a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir with a metal spoon until smooth. Remove from heat. Refrigerate for 30-40 minutes or until a thick spreadable consistency is reached. Spread over cooled cupcakes.
  7. Decorate cupcakes using the white chocolate writing fudge to create a spider web pattern.