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A spooky cupcake for a Harry Potter party
100g caster sugar
- 100g butter
- 2 medium-sized eggs
- 100g self-raising flour
- a few drops vanilla essence
- 25g cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp milk
- 2 x 300g packs milk chocolate cake covering
- 175g icing sugar
You will also need 20 paper cases
- 15p each (£2.75 for 18)
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- Preheat the oven to //gas mark
- Cream the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
- Crack in one egg at a time, adding tbsp flour to prevent the egg separating.
- Add the rest of the flour, a few drops of vanilla essence and whizz until pale.
- Put two-thirds of the mix into a separate bowl.
- Add the cocoa and milk to the remaining third and mix thoroughly.
- Return the cocoa mix to the rest of the cake mixture and stir in slightly; this will give a marbled effect when cooked.
- Stand the paper cases in a bun tray and add a heaped teaspoon of mixture to each.
- Place in the oven and cook for about minutes until golden and the top bounces back when prodded. Remove and leave until cold.
- . If the cakes have risen into peaks, cut off the top to leave a flat surface.
- . Break the chocolate into a heat-proof bowl and place over a pan of hot water until it has melted.
- . Cover each cake with the chocolate topping and leave to set.
- . Make up the glac icing and place in the piping bag with a line nozzle. (If you don't have an icing set, drizzle the spiral on using a teaspoon.)
- . Starting in the centre, pipe a spiral on one cake at a time with the chocolate topping. Drag a cocktail stick across this like spokes on a wheel to create a cobweb effect.
Source: Diane Cross