So anyway, I wanted to come home from work and make something Halloween inspired but oooh...a day which started as glorious as the below.....
|Sunny with dark rain clouds, spooky....|
ended with unfortunate delays at Waterloo, meaning I got home later and ready for bed. I had such plans too, I wanted to make chocolate cupcakes with pumpkin puree I had bought especially. However I turned to my trusty box of cake mixture from Sweden, the one my mother kindly packed into my brother's tiny bag when he came to London a couple of weeks ago.
I never use cake mixes but it never hurts to have a box in your cake cupboard!
The chocolate cake mix only required water (which I exchanged for milk) and 50g of melted butter. It went into the oven for 20 minutes.
I was determined to make them as Halloweenie as possible so I made some cream cheese frosting which I coloured orange (not much effort but I am so tired).
I used Hummingbird Bakery's recipe for the cream cheese frosting (I can eat it on it's own....almost!):
125g cream cheese
50g butter (softened)
300g icing sugar (sifted)
I added 1tsp of vanilla extract and add colour to personal preference.
Mix the butter and icing sugar together in a standing mixer with the paddle attachment. Once incorporated, add the cold cream cheese. Mix/ beat well until it's smooth and fluffy.
Pipe as desired.
The chocolate mix tasted surprisingly nice and I will definitely pick some up on my next trip home.
Hope you have a spooky wookie Halloween! x