Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Creepy Little Cakes

Happy Halloween all! In the spirit of Halloween, last night I rustled up these really quick and easy 'Pumpkin' head cakes. I picked up the mould for these in Aldi last week for under €3.....bargain. These cakes are really sweet and moist and are perfect for handing out to 'treat or treaters' and family alike. I used food colouring to achieve the bright pumpkin orange colour. Happy baking!
Not to worry if you don't have a Pumpkin Mould.....without the mould, you can still make fantastic orange coloured cakes using a regular cupcake mould and add some black butter-cream frosting for dramatic effect!


Creepy Little Cakes

Makes 8-10 Cakes

Ingredients

125g melted butter
190g Self-Raising Flour
150g light browen sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons of golden syrup

Method
1. Preheat over to 170°C. Grease your cupcake cases or tins.
2. Put the butter, sugar, eggs, and syrup in a large mixer and combine well until smooth. 
    Then gently fold in the flour and mix until combined. At this stage you can add the food  
    colouring  of your choice. I picked orange for these pumpkins. 
3. Bake for 20 minutes or until risen and firm to touch. Leave to rest in the moulds for 4-5 
    minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely.               
                                    
   

E-D's Notes
- If you want you could ice and decorate these cakes with black royal icing for the eyes 
  and mouth to make the details really pop.
- Although these cakes have been made in Pumpkin moulds for Halloween, this sweet cake 
  mixture can be used year round for all different types occasions. 

6 comments:

  1. Those look fab. I reall want the mould!! Got new cookie cutters in Aldi last week, pity I missed the pumpkin moulds!
    Marian :D x
    P.S. Your blog is awesome. I looked at your profile first and I was like "whoa it's my double! I love baking, blogging, crafting and card making too!"

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    1. I got those cookie cutters too! I'm aldi mad! Just launched an 'E-D's equipment' section on my blog the other day so from now on i'll warn you in advance of cool purchases before their gone! Thanks, really glad you like it! I thought that too when I read your bio....funny! xx Emma

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  2. Sooo delicious! I cant wait to try that! :)
    Followed you!

    ♥,
    Shari
    The Misty Mom

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