Skip to content
Pumpkin cupcakes recipe

Pumpkin cupcakes recipe

10 ratings

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’.

See more Halloween baking ideas

You may also like

Be the first to comment

Before you comment please read our community guidelines.

blog comments powered by Disqus