The Recipe read: Fantastic Halloween Bakes and Cakes! (Collaborationwith La Blog Beauté)
So I am really excited to finally be able to share this blog post with you. It's something that Beth (another blogger ) and I have been working on for a week.
You can check out her post and blog here - La Blog Beauté
We both wanted to write a post focusing on Halloween - we decided to focus on food!
I hope you enjoy the recipes below. I hadn't made any of them before yesterday....
The great thing is that they use all of the same ingredients so you don't need to buy a load of different items that break the bank.
The smell from the spices is really nice as well and has that beautiful autumnal smell!
cupcakes on the left and pumpkin spice swiss roll to the right
The first two recipes include pumpkin so before we start, I will show you how to make Pumpkin Puree!
Firstly slice the pumpkin in half and scoop out the seeds!
Peel and slice the pumpkin into chucks and place in a saucepan. Cover in water. Allow the water to boil - leave for about 20 mins or until the pumpkin is soft.
When it is drain out the hot water and leave the pumpkin to cool. When it is mash with a masher into puree!
Its as simple as that!
Time for the first recipe : Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese and Honey icing
You can click on me to see all the ingredients!
Firstly - preheat the oven to 190 degrees c.
Place cupcake cases into a tray in preparation
To Start mix 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour, one teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon each of nutmeg, mixed spice, crushed cloves, salt and ginger. Add 1/2 teaspoon of each baking powder and soda. Set this mixture to one side.
Beat 1/2 cup of butter with a cup of white sugar until light and fluffy. Add the two eggs - once at a time. It is best if they are room temperature. Add 3/4 cup of milk and a cup of Pumpkin to the mixture. Add the flour mixture that you made earlier and mix together.
Add the mixture to your cupcake cases.
They take about 20 mins to cook. Check the middle of the cupcakes with a knife (that no mixture comes out when you pull the knife out)
Next for the icing
Wait for the cupcakes to cool.
In a bowl add 8 ozs of cream cheese to 1/4 cup of butter. Beat until soft and start adding icing sugar - a little and often until the icing is as you desire it. Add a dash of honey and apply to the top of the cupcake. I finished mine up with a dash of brown sugar.
Pumpkin Spice swiss roll with Cream cheese and cinnamon filling
The recipe for this is exactly the same as above but you will need to line a flat pan with baking paper.
When the mixture is made pour it in the tin and place pecan nuts on top.
Place in the oven and cook until golden brown.
Place a tea towel on a flat surface and cover in icing sugar.
Turn the cake tin over and let the cake fall (gently) into the towel.
Tightly roll the cake into a roll shape. Leave like this while it cools.
The icing is also the same as above, but instead of adding honey add a dash of cinnamon.
Unroll the cake and then add the icing mixture to the underside of the cake.
Reroll the roll back up in the tea towel and place in the fridge to chill.
Leave here until serving!
Kitten pops :
So this idea is more on the creative side and requires no baking. Its a good way to occupy the kids for a hour or too, while using up some left overs! For those that are interested the plates and bowls are from Morrisons and they only cost a pound!
All you need is pictured:
you can click me to make me bigger!
Instead of writing the recipe, I filmed this for the youtube channel, check out the video below:
So thats it for the recipes.
Let me know if you attempt them, feel free to leave pictures below!
Please remember to check Beth's blog out as well on this link!
We plan to also do a Chrismas Collab post as well : )
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