Scary Pumpkin Monster Muffins

By Annabel Karmel, October 25, 2012
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You can have fun decorating these tasty pumpkin muffins to look like monsters.

Makes 12

Ingredients

225g plain flour
1 tbsp baking powder
125g butter softened
125g caster sugar
Quarter tsp salt
1 egg
200ml milk
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
100g raisins
125g pumpkin, peeled and grated

To decorate:

1 tub vanilla frosting
Green food colouring
White fondant icing
Black fondant icing (or colour white fondant icing black with black food colouring)

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C fan. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with muffin cases.

Measure all of the ingredients into a free-standing electric mixer. Whisk until blended. Spoon into the cases.

Bake for about 20 to 25 minutes until well risen and lightly golden.

Cool the muffins on a wire rack. Colour half the frosting green.

When completely cool, swirl the green icing on top of the muffins using a piping bag with a plain nozzle. Make small balls of white fondant icing and flatten them to make the whites of the eyes. Make smaller balls of black icing and flatten them to make the pupils. Roll out black icing and use for eyebrows and moustaches.

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Last updated: 11:13am, October 25 2012