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Mummy Muffins

Bandage up your bakes, a brilliant foodie Halloween stunt that will trick your guests.

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Prep Time: 30 minutes
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Cook Time: 20 - 25 minutes
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Makes: 12 muffins
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Suitable for Freezing
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The cakes

220 g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
125 g caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
200 ml milk
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
100 g sultanas
125 g pumpkin, peeled, deeseeded and grated

For decoration

100 g soft butter
25 g sifted icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
1 tbsp boiling water
mini smarties
black writing icing
  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/400ºF/Gas 6
  2. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cases
  3. Put all ingredients into a free-standing electric mixer and whisk until blended.
  4. Spoon into the cases
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen and lightly golden on top.
  6. Transfer the muffins to a cooling rack.
  7. To make the icing, gradually mix the butter with the icing sugar, then stir in the vanilla and enough boiling water to make a good piping consistency.
  8. Using a flat piping nozzle, pipe the strips of muslin onto the mummy. Add mini smarties for the eyes, and draw on the pupils in writing icing.

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