Eyeball Cupcakes Recipe!

Eyeball Cupcakes

The ultimate tasty spooky recipe this halloween: eyeball cupcakes.

We take you through step by step how to make our eyeball cupcakes with this simple recipe.

 

Follow our handy step by step video above or more in depth instructions below.

 

Ingredients

 

125 grams softened butter

125 grams caster sugar (we used golden caster sugar)

125 grams flour

2 free range eggs

2 tablespoons semi-skimmed milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

 

For the Icing:

Icing sugar

2 tablespoons water

or

white chocolate

 

For the eyes:
Pitted Lychees

Blueberries

Eyeball Cupcakes Ingredients Eyeball Cupcakes Ingredients Eyeball Cupcakes Ingredients

You’ll also need at least 12 cupcake cases and a baking tray. Make sure they’re spooky colours!

First before the spookiness commences, turn your oven on to 180°C or gas mark 4

Begin by creaming your butter and caster sugar in a mixing bowl. Do this with a wooden spoon. Stir until soft and fluffy

 

Creamed butter sugar for Eyeball Cupcakes

Now beat your eggs

Beaten Eggs Creamed butter sugar for Eyeball Cupcakes

Add your beaten egg into your buttered mixture. Make sure to add one third of the egg at a time to make sure it’s mixed nicely

 

egg added for Eyeball cupcakes

Don’t worry if it looks lumpy at this stage. Once we add the flour it will get smoother

Eyeball cupcakes

Don’t be put off by the lumpiness at this stage

Now we fold in the flour. To do this you need a metal spoon and you simply mix in a figure 8, incororated air into the mixture this way. See the gif below! Keep going and scooping mixture off the side as you go until it’s nice and smooth

Folding Flour for Eyeball CupcakesAdd your two tablespoons of milk and mix

Milk for Eyeball CupcakesNow add the vanilla extract and once again mix

Vanilla Extract for Eyeball CupcakesNow that you’re mixture’s all ready, lay out your cupcake cases onto your baking tray

Cases on tray for Eyeball CupcakesSpoon your mixture into each case. Be sure to not overfill them as they’ll spill everywhere in the oven as they expand!

cupcakes filled for Eyeball cupcakesNext pop into the oven for around 15 minutes. Check before this incase they’re done early as ovens can be temperamental! They should be golden on top and if you stick a sharp knife inside one of the cakes, the knife should come out clean. If you find mixture comes out on the knife they’re not ready yet

Eyeball Cupcakes in ovenIn the meantime make the topping. Pick either icing or white chocolate. For the icing simply put 2 tablespoons of tap water into a mixing bowl. Slowly add icing sugar until it becomes a slightly thick consistancy (it doesn’t drip off your spoon) but is still spreadable

Icing Sugar mixed for Eyeball Cupcakes icing for Eyeball Cupcakes

Wait for your cupcakes to cool then spread your icing evenly over each cupcake

Icing Eyeball Cupcakes

Alternatively if you have more of a chocolate tooth melt white chocolate either in a double boiler pot on the hob or in the microwave. Pop it into a microwavable pot, then zap it for 30 seconds-1 minute at a time. Pause to stir it after each batch of time to make sure it doesn’t burn

melted chocolate for Eyeball Cupcakes

Now using a spoon top each cupcake with the melted chocolate evenly

chocolate Icing cake for Eyeball Cupcakes

Now for the pièce de résistance: the eyeball…

Simple but so effective. Carefully pick up a pitted lychee. I used the tinned kind, which were very delicate. I had to pick them up carefully so thy didn’t split. The tiny splits actually helped to look more realistic as the blueberry colour drained down the crevaces. Now grab a blueberry and pop it inside the lychee where the stone used to be

Eyeball CupcakesNow carefully but firmly pop your eyeball on top of each iced cupcake. It’s best to do this when the icing is not too firm, so the quicker after icing the better

Icing Eyeball Cupcakes Eyeball Cupcake  Eyeball Cupcakes Eyeball CupcakesEyeball CupcakesAnd there you have it: eyeball cupcakes. The first of our halloween recipes this year. Keep your eyeball cupcakes peeled for our next ones!

 

Emily,
Kameleon Kids

Leave a Reply