Send your little devils to chocoholic’s heaven with this not-so-divine Devil’s Food Graveyard cake. Ideal if you’re throwing a last minute bash, this two-layer treat is quick and easy and to make and uses ingredients you will already have in your cupboards, like the Cadbury’s chocolate fingers for the ‘rickety fence’, and the ingenious Nice biscuit tombstones. Wickedly good.
If you’d rather make some smaller treats for tiny goblin hands, then these Halloween Cupcakes with Spun Sugar could be just the ticket. Yummy vanilla sponge is topped with piped, two-tone buttercream icing (which looks impressive but is scarily simple to achieve) and decorated with delicate, golden threads of sugar. Spinning the sugar may require a little patience and care, so in the meantime enlist your smaller helpers to create the spooky but sweet spiders to adorn your web. Talking of spinning, tell the DJ to play The Monster Mash!
If you’re throwing more of a rustic, elegant affair, then this Pumpkin Cake showstopper is the bake you’ve been waiting for. Comprised of four fabulous layers, the pumpkin purée makes the sponge wonderfully moist, while the ground cinnamon and ginger lend a warming spice. Top with cream cheese icing, baked apple pieces, and a sugarpaste pumpkin, and you’ve essentially got Autumn on a plate. Who said Halloween isn’t for grown-ups?
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