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White Chocolate Hallowe’en Cupcakes

As Hallowe’en night approaches, my mind goes wild imagining stories about a spooky yet mystical wood; Black bats flapping about and screeching wildly disrupt the eery silence, and the dark night is broken only by the mysterious blue-ish, silvery light which seems to emanate from a trembling moon... 

Spooky wood water colour sketch
Spooky, mystical wood – water colour sketch

At D -13 days before Halloween, I decided to spend my week sketching and baking; white chocolate Halloween cupcakes sounded like a good idea so I busily set to work, a broad smile on my face. You will find my recipe below, I hope you have fun!

white chocolate hallowe'en cupcakes
White chocolate hallowe’en cupcakes

Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 100g flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 250g white chocolate (melted)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder

For the icing

  • 250g white chocolate (melted)
  • 50g icing sugar
  • 150g mascarpone

Preheat the oven to 180°C ( 350°F or thermostat 6). Grease your cupcakes moulds and reserve for later. Melt the white chocolat on a low heat and then reserve for later.

Melting white chocolate
White chocolate squares in a greased pot

In a large mixing bowl beat the caster sugar and softened butter together until creamy and white. Add the eggs one at a time and mix again. Sift the baking powder and flour and stir with a whisk making sure there are no lumps. Add the melted white chocolate at the end and stir. Pour a large spoonful of cake batter into each cupcake mould and bake for about 10-12 minutes or until the tip of the knife comes out clean. TIP: Be careful not to over cook the cupcakes else they will dry out!

White chocolate icing
White chocolate mascarpone icing

Once the cupcakes are done leave them to cool for at least 20 minutes on a tray. Meanwhile, whisk the mascarpone with the icing sugar and melted white chocolate. Chose a nozzle and put the icing into a piping bag. Pipe the icing onto the top of each cupcake. I chose to add little black bats to each cupcake so as to create a whimsically magical Hallowe’en effect…you can also add small meringues which you can convert into hallowe’en ghosts with a touch of edible black food colouring (see previous post for recipe and technique on how to make cute meringue ghosts!)

These elegant cupcakes will liven up your Hallowe’en table and put a smile on every guests’ face! Happy Hallowe’en!

I hope yo see you here next week for more exciting Hallowe’en recipes!

Cécile.

 

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