Mud & Worm Cakes

Following on from the success of the Broken Glass Cupcakes, here is another Halloween recipe – mud and worms that you wont mind the kids eating!

Makes 10 cupcakes

125g plain flour
65g cocoa powder
1 heaping tsp of baking soda
115g butter
110g brown sugar
100g caster sugar
2 eggs
180ml milk
1 tsp of vanilla
chocolate frosting
gummy worms

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.
  2. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking soda together and add to a large bowl. Then add the butter, 2 sugars, eggs, milk and vanilla. Mix with a handheld mixer just until smooth.
  3. Line a 12-cupcake tin with liners. Fill each liner ¾ of the way up with the batter. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Set aside to cool.
  4. Once your cupcakes are cooled, take two of them, remove the top and crumble the rest in a small bowl.
  5. Frost the remaining 10 cupcakes with the chocolate frosting. Sprinkle the cupcake crumbles over the top of each and pat gently so they stick to the frosting. In order to not make a mess, add the crumbles over the bowl of crumbles so the excess has somewhere to fall.
  6. You can place one worm on the top of each cupcake. Or take a knife, poke a hole in the top and stick in a worm so it’s hanging out. Make sure that the head of the worm is out and you are sticking the worm backside-in. Enjoy!
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