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Spooky Brain Cupcakes

Braaaaains cupcakes to celebrate the spookiest day of the year!

Instructions

Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 180C, line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases, mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg together.

  • In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together, add one egg at a time while beating then tip in the vanilla extract and mix.

  • Add half of the flour mixture, combine, then pour in half of the buttermilk and mix. Tip in the remaining flour mixture, combine, add the remaining buttermilk and mix thoroughly.

  • Spoon the mixture in to the prepared cupcake cases, place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes or until baked through. Leave to cool.

Icing

  • In a clean bowl, combine the butter, icing sugar, milk, vanilla extract, almond extract and salt until fluffy. If too thick, add a little more milk. Stir in beetroot powder until you have the colour you desire.

  • Using a piping bag, ice the cupcakes with a thin layer of icing, smooth with a knife, pipe a line in the middle of the cupcake and on either side create a wiggly line (see picture). Repeat until all cupcakes are iced then enjoy!

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