Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Mummy Cupcakes

Happy Halloween.
Its time of the year to don spooky costumes, carve pumpkins and go ‘Trick or Treating’ from door to door.
What started as a day dressing up in scary costumes to ward away evil spirits wanting to enter a soul has now become a hugely popular holiday.
A major part of the celebration is the food which is very creatively made in the spirit of the day. You will find food decorated to look like spiders, ghosts, witches, monsters, body parts etc.

While browsing through my favorite website on bakes Joy of Baking I came across their section on Halloween. Now in India we do not celebrate this day with as much zest and so Halloween food is still a new territory for me. But these cupcakes looked pretty okay to try my hands on and make some adaptations.
Instead of using marshmallow cream frosting, I opted for cream cheese frosting. I made my own frosting by mashing paneer/cottage cheese with my fingers and mixing some powdered sugar in it.
For the eyeballs I used melted and cooled white chocolate and gave the round shape with my fingers. 
The eyes were then made with a toothpick tip using chocolate sauce.

Ingredients: Makes 8 cupcakes

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup refined flour(All purpose flour)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar, powdered
  • 1 egg

Preheat oven to 190 degree Celcius. Line 8 muffin cups with white cupcake liners or just grease 8 muffin cups.
In a stainless steel or heatproof bowl, place cocoa powder and pour boiling water. Stir to get a smooth consistency. Set aside to cool.
In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt.
Take butter and sugar in a bowl and beat till it becomes fluffy and light. 
Add egg and beat.
Add the flour mixture and beat till incorporated. 
Add the cooled cocoa mixture and stir well.
Pour the batter in the prepared muffin cups till 2/3.
Bake for 16-20 mins or till a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Remove from oven and let it cool.

Ingredients: For the icing
  • 50 gms cream cheese/mashed paneer(cottage cheese)- I used mashed paneer
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar

Combine cream cheese/mashed paneer with sugar and knead with your fingers till you get a soft dough.
Put this mixture in a zip lock bag or a thick plastic bag and snip off the end.

Pipe straight lines in haphazard direction on top of the cupcake. 
Make round eyeballs with melted white chocolate and draw eyes with a toothpick using chocolate sauce.

Sending this recipe to Bake Fest # 12 and Vardhini

Happy Mummy cupcake eating


  1. Oh sweetie these are super cute! I like your idea od rolling paneer in sugar. Gotta go now. Lots of hugs to you.

  2. Oh !! Love the cutie cupcakes... Keep rocking...

    1. Thank you Sangeeta. I had a great time making them.

  3. Hi Amrita, Happy Halloween to you! Your cupcakes are so cute... looks simple to decor too, I like it a lot!

  4. cute cupcakes and perfect for halloween love it

    60 Days to Christmas
    Cook like Priya

    1. These are so creative! I think kids would love them.

    2. Hi Priya .Thanks for liking them. And thanks Mich for the lovely comments

  5. Hi Amrita, your spooky cupcake look sooo cute. You're very creative, nice decoration. :)

    Have a nice week ahead.

    1. Thank you Amelia I guess I am learning a little bit of creativity from you!!

  6. Super cute cakes!!

    You have a beautiful space here.. Happy to follow you :)

  7. Thank you Hima..loved your space too. Happy to know you.

  8. Hi Amrita,

    I work for a parenting and lifestyle magazine in India, and would like to use one of your pictures and recipe for our magazine. Please let me know how I can get in touch with you. My email id is rishibha@mtil.biz. Kindly revert asap.




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