October 11: Halloween Cupcakes



I hope you have all had an amazing Halloween so far! This is my second post today, so if you haven’t seen the one I uploaded earlier then definitely check it out, click here. I have one last Blogtober post for you all, and it is a baking one. I made red velvet halloween cupcakes. I really wanted to focus on the decoration for these cupcakes, I hope you enjoy!



Ingredients that you will need for the red velvet (makes 12)

60g unsalted butter at room temp

150g caster sugar

1 egg

20g cocoa powder

2 tablespoons of red food colouring

1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract

120ml buttermilk

150g plain flower

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 tablespoon vinegar

What you will need for decorations 

Halloween sprinkles

Black and Orange icing

Spiders and Ghost cocktail sticks

You can use whatever decorations you like

Equipment that you will need

Mixing bowl

A spatula

12 Halloween Cupcake cases + Cupcake tin



Wire rack

Method to make the cupcakes:
Step one: preheat the oven to 180oc and put the 12 cupcake cases into the tin
Step two: in a mixing bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add in the eggs, buttermilk, red food colouring and vanilla extract. Then add in the bicarbonate of soda and the vinegar. Combine the flour, cocoa powder and stir until well blended.
Step three: spoon the mixture evenly into the cupcake cases. I like to use a spoon for this as you can be more precise.
Step four: place in the preheated oven and bake for about 20-25 minutes. Use a cocktail stick to poke the inside of the cupcake and if it comes out clean then it is ready.
Step five: get the cupcakes out of the tin and place on a wire rack. Poke the top of the cupcake with a cocktail stick a couple of times and wait until cold before icing as the icing will just melt.
Method to decorate: 
Step one: get a piping bag and place the colour icing you want inside the bag. Then pipe it onto the top of the cupcake. You can use whatever nozzle you like and you can pipe in whatever style you like.
Step two: add the sprinkles and other decorations. Once finished, they are ready to be eaten.

Sophia xo 

Are you all caught up with my other posts?-
October 9: PYO Pumpkins-
October 8: 2 Halloween inspired eyeshadow looks- 
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  1. October 31, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    Those cupcakes look so good, I really can’t imagine ruining them 😀

    • November 1, 2017 / 10:18 pm

      Thank you, they tasted amazing! thats the only problem with cake, you have to ruin the decoration lol

  2. November 1, 2017 / 12:59 am

    Happy Halloween! Gosh, this looks so yummy. 💕

    • November 1, 2017 / 10:20 pm

      Happy Halloween! did you have a nice Halloween? and they tasted amazing. Thank you xx

  3. November 1, 2017 / 9:38 am

    These cupcakes look amazing!!! So yummy 🙂 Almost too cute to eat xx

    • November 1, 2017 / 10:20 pm

      Thank you! I know right, but they tasted amazing!! xx

  4. November 2, 2017 / 6:14 am

    These turned out super cute & look delicious! Now I really want a cupcake.

    • November 2, 2017 / 9:17 pm

      Thank you. hahaha I hope you get one

    • November 2, 2017 / 9:26 pm

      Thank you. I did thank you, I hope you did too

  5. heidisplanner
    November 2, 2017 / 4:21 pm

    Why doesn’t Finland sell icing like that? or decorations? These would have been so much fun to make! Looks so pretty but still Halloween xx
    Heidi ✨ | Heidi’s Planner

    • November 2, 2017 / 9:28 pm

      That makes me sad! I hope you can find something else atleast. Thank you xx

  6. November 2, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Red Velvet is my absolute FAVE! these look amazing!

  7. November 2, 2017 / 9:51 pm

    These look amazing! Even though the black icing looks very suspicious haha x

  8. November 3, 2017 / 11:23 am

    Red Velvet has always been my favourite, and I’m sad it doesn’t get more attention.. 😂🤷🏼‍♀️ These look amazing though, I love the decorations and they seem super easy to bake which is what I need!

    • November 5, 2017 / 11:16 pm

      I love them too! thank you, they were really easy to make. The best part is decorating though!

  9. November 3, 2017 / 2:41 pm

    Love the way you decorated the cupcakes, they look so good 🙂
    Sierra Berry | itsberrystylish.com

  10. November 3, 2017 / 4:39 pm

    Ooh these cakes look so good! This is the best time of year for baking <3
    G is for Gingers xx

    • November 5, 2017 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you. I agree. I can’t wait to start baking pies! xx

  11. November 5, 2017 / 10:52 am

    These are so cute and they look like they would be so much fun to make as well!
    Alys / alysgeorge.blogspot.co.uk

  12. November 6, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    These look sooooo yummy! I love the black frosting!
    Sophie xx // One Unique

    • November 7, 2017 / 2:32 pm

      Thank you. I loved using it! such a good idea for icing! xx

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  14. November 7, 2017 / 6:58 pm

    Aaaah they look great and so yummy! So sad I discovered your blog and this post only now…but for next year, I know where to look. 😛
    xx ♡

    • January 24, 2018 / 8:39 pm

      Sorry I just checked my spam comments and you comment was sent straight to my spam which is annoying. So sorry for the late reply!
      Thank you so much! hopefully I will have many more baking posts to come! xx

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