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Pumpkin cupcakes recipe

Pumpkin cupcakes recipe

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These pumpkin-inspired cupcakes are a monstrously good Halloween party treat. They're so easy to make – all you need to do is to pipe orange icing onto mini chocolate muffins. See method

  • Serves 12 (makes 12 cupcakes)
  • 40 mins to prepare
  • 262 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian


  • 12 double chocolate mini muffins
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 10g orange gel food colour
  • chocolate flake
  • fizzy laces (we like sour apple)
  • 100g bourbon creams

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 14%
  • Saturates

    6g 28%
  • Sugars

    26g 29%
  • Salt

    0.2g 4%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 41.5g Protein 3.1g Fibre 1.4g


  1. Arrange 12 double chocolate mini muffins on a tray.
  2. For the icing, beat the butter with an electric hand whisk. Spoon in the icing sugar, mixing until combined. Add the orange food colouring, mixing well.
  3. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a medium round nozzle. From the outside of each cake, pipe a small pearl of icing and drag towards the centre. Repeat in a circle until no sponge is visible.
  4. Cut half a chocolate flake into 12 small pieces, and put one in the centre of each pumpkin. Top with the laces. Crush the bourbon creams, scatter over a tray and lay the pumpkins in the ‘earth’.

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