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4 cupcakes decorated with Halloween decorations

Halloween Cupcakes with Orange & Chocolate

Easy Halloween cupcakes with chocolate and orange. Forget all the scary stuff this Halloween and make cakes with the kids that they can decorate themselves.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine British
Servings 10
Calories 418 kcal


For the cakes

  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 115 g butter or margerine
  • 115 g caster sugar
  • 115 g self raising flour
  • zest of an orange optional

For the icing

  • 300 g icing sugar
  • 150 g butter softened
  • drop orange flavouring optional
  • drop orange colouring optional

Dor the decoration

  • 5 Reese peanut butter pumpkins optional
  • 10 chocolate buttons optional
  • 20 candy eyes optional
  • 20 rice paper cobwebs optional


  • Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy.
  • Beat the eggs together then beat into the mixture with the zest if using.
  • Sift the flour and cocoa together then fold into the mixture.
  • Divide the mixture between 10 cake cases and bake in a preheated 180 C oven for 15-20 minutes. Let the cakes cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Cream the butter for the icing and sift in the icing sugar.
  • Add a drop of food colouring or flavouring if required and mix well.
  • Pipe or spread the icing onto the cakes and decorate with Halloween treats.


Serving: 1gCalories: 418kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 3gFat: 23gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 204mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 42gVitamin A: 710IUCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate, cupcake, Halloween, orange
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