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Marshmallow ghost cupcakes

Marshmallow ghost cupcakes


Get ready for Halloween with these deliciously spooky cupcakes topped with marshmallow 'ghosts'!

  • Feeds 12 Feeds 12
  • Ready in 50 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    1171kj 278kcal
  • Fat
    Med 12%
  • Saturates
    Med 12%
  • Sugar
    High 39%
  • Salt
    Med 6%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 46g

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For the cupcakes

  • 140g Co-op plain white flour
  • 150g Fairtrade caster sugar
  • 40g Co-op Fairtrade cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 120ml Co-op whole milk
  • 60ml Co-op vegetable oil
  • 1 large Co-op British free range egg, whisked
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100ml boiling water

For the decoration

  • 24 Co-op marshmallows
  • 50g Co-op Fairtrade dark chocolate, melted
  • 125g Fairtrade icing sugar
  • 15ml milk, plus extra if needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4
  2. Line a 12-hole cupcake tin with paper cases
  3. Put all the dry ingredients for the cupcakes in a large bowl or stand mixer and mix well
  4. Add all the wet ingredients except the boiling water and whisk until smooth
  5. Beat the mixture for 1 minute, slowly adding the boiling water
  6. When everything is fully combined, whisk on a high setting for 1 minute, until you have an airy batter
  7. Divide the batter between the cupcake cases and bake for 18-22 mins, rotating the tin halfway through, until the cakes are springy to touch
  8. Allow to cool completely before decorating
  9. Stick 2 marshmallows on top of each other using a little melted chocolate
  10. Use more chocolate to stick the marshmallows onto each cupcake, then leave to set for 10 mins
  11. Stir the icing sugar and milk together until you have a smooth, thick icing
  12. If the icing is too stiff, add a splash more milk
  13. Spoon a little icing over each marshmallow, letting it drip down the sides onto the cupcake
  14. Once all the cakes are covered, leave to set on the counter for at least an hour, or until firm
  15. Reheat the melted chocolate in the microwave for 10-20 secs, then use a cocktail stick to dot eyes and a mouth on each ghost
  16. Allow to set before serving