Everyone loves a treat at Halloween! Who doesn’t? The sweet stuff is plentiful from chocolate bars to chewy sweets, toffee apples and pumpkin pie!

This week we’ve covered a whole range of creepy crafts to decorate your home, so how about feeding and playing a little game with your guests?

How about making a sweet treat with a twist! Challenge your friends and family to tricky treat cupcakes! will you be lucky and find the cupcake with the extra sweets filled inside or be left with a empty but still delicious cupcake?

Trick or Treat!

We personally don’t go out trick or treating, we live in an area that don’t really celebrate things spooky so we have a mini treat party at home. When I was a child I used to like in London and Trick or Treating was so fun!

We used to walk through haunted houses, endure seriously scary costumes and pranks just to snag a sweet! it was worth it! the amount we used to collect would last us to Christmas!

I remember this one house when I was about six, giving out slices of this amazing cake! Who doesnt love cake! Thinking on this the other day I came up with these Tricy Treat cakes!

What will you need?

  • 110g Self raising flour
  • 110g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • smarties or other sweets for the treat!
  • Food colouring (Black)
  • 110g softened butter

For the icing

  • 150g softened butter
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • Green food colouring
  • plastic spiders or sweets for toppings

Lets bake some cake!

  1. Reheat your oven to 180c/160c for fan/gas 4 and prepare your cupcake cases. This recipe makes 12.

2. Begin by mixing your butter and sugar together till it becomes light and fluffy looking and pale in colour.


3. Beat in your two eggs. Mix in one egg fully before adding the second.


3. Add your vanilla extract and then sieve the flour into the mixture. Combine well, scraping down the sides of your bowl t make sure you’ve got it all!


4. Add your food colouring!


Mix it all well, adding the food colouring till you reach the shade you want. Once happy spoon the mixture into the cake cases.

5. Bake your cupcakes for 15-20 minutes. Insert a skewer into the centre of each to make sure they are cooked. Leave to cool.

6. For the buttercream icing, mix together your softened butter till really soft then add your icing sugar. Add if you wish a tsp of vanilla extract or maybe a different flavour.

7. whisk in till the mixture is smooth, then add your milk. Mix in your food colouring too! set aside for the moment while we prepare our trick cakes and treat cakes!

8. As we have made 12 cakes, I decided to make 6 or each. To make the treat cakes, select a cupcake and a sharp knife. Cut out a section of the centre of your cupcake.

9. Remove the crust top and set aside, you will need this!

10. Fill your cake centre with sweets and pop the top back , pressing gently back into place. Repeat this will all your treat cupcakes.

11. spoon on your icing or use a piping bag. Add a top decoration. now you cant tell which cakes are which the fun can begin!

Tricky Treat!

These really are simple and tasty. Can you find the tricky treat?


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What have you made from this weeks Halloween crafts? what’s been your favourite? What are your Halloween plans? We’d love to hear from you!

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Orignal cupcake recipe was found here.

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