Trick or Treats

Some cheap easy Halloween treats for you and your flat mates to enjoy.

 

Lemon Fizzle Cake

Simple lemon drizzle cake but with a twist

 

250g of butter

250g of caster sugar (1 mug full)

4 eggs

250g of self-raising flour (1.5 mug full)

Zest of one lemon

 

For the topping

Icing sugar

Butter

Juice from the lemon

Popping candy

  1. Preheat the oven to about 180 degrees
  2. Beat the butter and the caster sugar together
  3. Add the eggs in one by one – in between each egg add some flour, do not let it curdle.
  4. Keep mixing until it is completely smooth
  5. Add the zest into the mixture and then mix again
  6. Pour out into cake tins.
  7. Put it in the oven and let it bake for about 40-45 minutes
  8. Poke it with a knife and if the knife comes out clean then it is done. Pull it out of the oven, and leave it to cool on a cake rack.

 Icing:

  1. Mix icing sugar and butter together, mix well until you get a lovely consistence of butter cream.
  2. Add a bit of lemon juice into it, and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl use the rest of the lemon juice and add a bit of caster sugar.

Applying to cake:

  1. Using a knife, pierce the cake in several places.
  2. With the mixture of lemon juice and caster sugar, cover the cake, allowing for some of the lemon juice to go into the pierces.
  3. Smooth the lemon buttercream over the top of the cakes.
  4. Add a bit of popping candy onto of the cake, for a bit of a twist.

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Eyeball Cake Pops

200g unsalted butter – softened

175g caster sugar

2tsps vanilla extract

2 medium eggs, room temperature

200g self-raising flour

4tbsps milk

white chocolate

some decorations for the eye

  1. Heat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Mix caster sugar and butter together
  3. Add a little bit of vanilla extract
  4. Add the eggs, one at a time, add half the flour and milk in between each egg.
  5. Pour into a cake pop mould (£5 in wilko’s)
  6. Bake for about 10-15 minutes
  7. Leave to cool in the mould before trying to take them out

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  1. Melt white chocolate
  2. Roll the balls through the chocolate, covering all or half of them
  3. Let that settle, add something dark for the pupil, that can either be chocolate, sprinkles or ready rolled black icing
  4. Then mix icing sugar and water, add bit of food coloring to make the veins.

 You can add them on to sticks to make them into cake pops

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Bat Cookies

150g butter

125g light brown soft sugar

125g caster sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla extract

225g self-raising flour

½ tsp salt

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Using both caster and brown sugar, combine them together and mix with butter. Once mixed add the vanilla
  3. Add the flour in portions and mix, add the salt in as well.
  4. Roll them into small balls, and put them on baking paper (ungreased)
  5. Bake for about 10minutes

 For the Bat

  1. Draw a template; we used greaseproof paper for this
  2. With melting chocolate, fill out the template, by drawing round it first and then fill in the middle.
  3. Put them in the fridge so they set.
  4. Once set place on top of the cookies

 If they start to melt like the ones below you could refrigerate them to get the chocolate to harden.

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Halloween Cupcakes

– based on this recipe http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/1474/spider-web-chocolate-fudge-muffins

50g dark chocolate

90g butter

1 tbsp milk

200g self-raising flour

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

80g Dark Soft Brown Sugar

50g golden caster sugar

1 egg

150ml carton soured cream

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Put muffin cases out on a tray
  3. Melt dark chocolate, with butter and a tablespoon of milk (leave it to cool)
  4. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and sugars in the bowl.
  5. In another bowl bet the egg and add the soured cream.
  6. Pour this into flour mixture, and then add the chocolate that has cooled.
  7. Stir but don’t over mix or the mixture will get to tough
  8. Spoon the mixture into cases, ¾ full.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes

For spider web

Melt white chocolate

You just do the spider web straight on the cooled cakes

For the different coloured icing

Icing sugar

Butter

Food colouring

Sweeties

  1. Mix the butter and icing sugar together, to you get a creamy mixture.
  2. Add a bit of food colouring until the mixture is all covered.
  3. Then just add them on top of the cakes and decorate.

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