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Pumpkin Muffins

Round up your little monsters to decorate these spooktastic muffins, a delicious party treat especially over Halloween

Nut Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 12 muffins
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Ingredients
225 g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
125 g butter
125 g sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg
200 ml milk
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinanmon
100 g sultanas
125 g pumpkin, peeled and grated

Decoration

1 tub of ready made buttercream
Orange food colouring
Chocolate flavoured writing icing
150 g ready to roll white icing
Green food colouring
Brown food colouring
Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C Fan. line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin cases.
  2. Measure all of the ingredients into a free standing electric mixer. Whisk until blended. Spoon into the cases.
  3. Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes until well risen and lightly golden on top.
  4. Remove the muffins  from the muffin tin and leave on a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Meanwhile colour two thirds of the ready to roll icing green and two thirds brown.  Roll out the green icing and shape into 12 leaves , use a toothpick to draw the veins on the leaves. Shape the brown icing into 12 stalks.
  6. Colour the buttercream orange and spread the icing over the cupcakes.
  7. Decorate with eyes, noses and mouths using the chocolate flavoured writing icing and then add the leaves and stalks to the pumpkins.

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