Halloween is creeping up on us and it’s time to get baking!

Thanks to CSR All Natural Chocolate and Vanilla Buttercream Icing Mix, you can make creepy crawly spider cupcakes and wicked witches hats for your little monster!

Free of any nasties, All Natural Buttercream Icing Mixes is the perfect baking ingredient for kids to sink their fangs into

This recipe takes under an hour to prepare and is the perfect sweet to share while trick or treating!


Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Makes: 12 – 14



Cupcakes –

125g dark chocolate, chopped

1 cup water

125g butter, diced and softened

1 ¼ cups CSR Caster Sugar

3 extra large eggs

2 cups plain flour

1½ tsp baking powder

¼ cup cocoa


Decoration –

150g butter, diced and softened

125g CSR Vanilla Buttercream Icing Mix

125g CSR Chocolate Buttercream Icing Mix

6 tsp water

Edible eyes

Liquorice Strips

Black fondant icing



  1. Pre-heat oven to 170°C (150°C fan-forced). Place large cake cases into muffin pans.
  2. Combine chocolate and water in a saucepan and heat gently until the chocolate has melted. Allow to cool.
  3. Place butter and sugar into the bowl of an electric mixer, beating until pale and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  4. Sift the flour, baking powder and cocoa. Gradually fold into the butter mixture until well combined. Add cooled chocolate mixture, beating until smooth. Spoon mixture between cake cases and bake for 30 mins. Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  5. For the buttercream icing, divide butter into 2 mixing bowls then beat each until soft and creamy. Gradually add vanilla icing mix and 3 tsp water until the mix is smooth. Transfer to a piping bag with a round nozzle and pipe peaks on each cupcake. Repeat with chocolate buttercream icing mix. Decorate with edible eyes, liquorice strips and fondant icing shaped into witches hats.


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