Halloween Recipe – Witches Cauldron cakes

Halloween recipe for spooky cupcakes

These are easy to make halloween recipe that you can make with your Toddlers and Preschoolers. They make a perfect treat for a Halloween party and are delicious as well.

What you need to make the witches Cauldron Cupcakes

Baking equipment and Aprons


125g of unsalted butter
125g of caster sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 large eggs
125g of self raising flour sifted
2 tablespoon of milk

for the decorating

1 packet of lime jelly (or other flavour if your would prefer) made up to the packet instructions
75g unsalted butter
175g sifted icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
1 table-spoon coco powder

How to make the Witches Cauldron Cupcakes

As our previous baking I measured everything out and put them into Tupperware contains to make it easier for J to use – however if you have older children or have been baking more often then it’s great to let your children help measure out the ingredients as well. Put the oven on to 180C degrees to pre-heat.

J mixed up the fairy cakes helping to cream the butter and sugar together (remember to take the butter out of the fridge for a while before hand otherwise it’s really tough to mix up). Then add the vanilla and mix together. Add 1 egg and a few spoons of sifted flour. Then add the other egg and add the remaining flour and mix well. Use the milk to get a good dropping constituency.

I lined a 12 hole muffin tin with Halloween paper cases and then we dropped the mixture into the cases. J loved this as he likes to watch the mixture drop off the spoon (thinking we maybe doing some things with gloop in the near future). And I put them in the oven – in my oven it was 15 mins however I would say check after 10mins and probably no more than 20mins (but oven dependent).

To make the butter icing for decorating – cream together the icing sugar, room temperature butter, vanilla essence, milk and coco powder until smooth. I have a syringe piping tool that we use – as J was asleep I had to do this myself but last time we used it J loved to pretend to inject the cakes with it first before icing them.

Recipe for Halloween Party

I scooped out a piece from the centre of each cupcake to make a hole for the cauldron and then iced around the outside of the hole so that from the top the cakes looked dark.

With Mini Faithful helping we mixed up the jelly so that it was lumpy and then spooned it into the hole in the middle of the cakes. I then added some jelly sweets to the green slime in the cauldron as it really finished them off.

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  1. Brooke says

    Thank you for the inspiration!! The Cauldron’s were being call “Puke Pails” by the end of the day but hey.. I call it a win :) Photo url of mine http://i48.tinypic.com/343p1sz.jpg

    I used the “jiggler” recipe and mixed in some Halloween sprinkles and added some Halloween themed candy and added the licorice handles. The kids loved them!


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