Thursday, October 29, 2009

Halloween Marshmallow & Chocolate Muffins

Happy Halloween everyone!

I don't usually celebrate, so this was a chance to make something halloween-ish :)

Muffin mixture

70 g butter
280 g plain flour
6 tbsp cocoa powder
3 tsp baking powder
85 g caster sugar
1 egg beaten
300ml milk
100g milk choc chips
55 g mini white marshmallows

Orange Icing

250g butter, cubed, at room temperature
450g (3 cups) pure icing sugar, sifted
60ml (1/4 cup) milk
1 tsp vanilla essense
red food coloring, yellow food colouring (to make orange!)

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preheat oven to 190C

melt butter

sift flour cocoa powder and baking powder in a large bowl. stir in sugar.

whisk egg, milk & melted butter together, and gentley stir into the flour mixturee to form a stiff batter.

Gently stir through choc chips and marshmallows.

Spoon into muffin cases, and bake for 20-25 minutes until well risen. leave to cool in tin for 5 mins, and cool completley before icing.

With the icing i just beat everything together, and added the food coloring - until i got the right colour.

I Baked these for about 23 mins, they were slightly dry! So i'd say bake for 18-20 minutes instead :)

oops! almost forgot!

the decoration, i just bought a tube of white fudge icing from woolworths, drew four circles starting from small in the middle. then using a toothpick, start from the centre & work your way out, to make it look like a cobweb :)



Betty @ The Hungry Girl said...

Oh nice! I wanted to bake muffins or cupcakes for halloween, but I don't think I'll have time. Might do something else ;)

Von said...

Happy halloween to you too =]
I don't usually celebrate halloween either.....

Do the marshmallows make the muffins taste different to normal muffins?

A cupcake or two said...

Yay.. Happy Halloween.

Anonymous said...

Happy halloween!! Nice looking Cupcakes, very halloweenish!

Anonymous said...

Hi! Happy Halloween!

I think that was perfect treat this Halloween!

All will love it! Esp. the children.

Good job!

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Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe I love them Betty! I love the vivid scarlet shade too :D