Spider web cakes - recipe

Spider web cakes

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  1. 1

    Place 12 muffin cases into a muffin tray.

  2. 2

    Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs a little at a time until smooth, adding a little flour if the mixture curdles.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 175g Butter (unsalted)
    • 175g Unrefined golden caster sugar
    • 3 Egg(s) (free range)
  3. 3

    Stir in the flour, baking powder and milk until smooth.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 300g Self-raising white flour
    • ½tsp Baking powder
    • 5 tbsp Milk (whole)
  4. 4

    Stir in pumpkin mash and orange zest and divide half the mixture evenly between the paper cases, add a half teaspoon chocolate spread and then top with remaining mix.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 100g Pumpkin cooked, mashed
    • 1 Orange zest from 1 orange
    • 50g Chocolate spread
  5. 5

    Bake in a pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes oven 200°C (180°C fan, gas mark 6) for 20-25 minutes.

  6. 6

    Add a little orange juice to the icing sugar until thick and spread over the muffins. Pipe the melted chocolate in 4 circles over the top and then drag a skewer through to give the cobweb effect. Place the sweets and laces on top to look like a spider.

    For this step you'll need:

    • 115g Icing sugar
    • Orange juice a little
    • 55g Plain chocolate (70% cocoa) melted
    • Liquorice sweets and laces to decorate

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