I thought I would do a quick and easy Halloween recipe with the boys, mainly because they’re more interested in the eating side rather than the baking.
There’s not much instruction to these Halloween Cupcakes other than the slime and assembly.
For the slime you will need:
1 cup sugar
1 tablespoon lime zest
1 cup lime juice
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup butter
green food colouring
Bring sugar, zest and juice to the boil and then remove from heat. Whisk gradually, bit by bit into the egg yolks, keep whisking and blending slowly until all combined. Return to the saucepan and heat at a low flame, continuously whisking until mixture becomes thick, this can take about ten minutes. Slowly add the butter bit by bit and continue mixing. Remove from heat and pour through a strainer into a glass jug, mix in the food colouring to desired colour. Cover with cling wrap, making sure the film touches the curd directly so it doesn’t form a skin and refrigerate.
I purchased a home-brand cake mix that was only a couple of dollars.
Make it according to packet instructions and leave to cool, then cut out the centre of each cupcake, making sure not to go too deep into the cake and puncture the bottom.
Fill each cupcake hole with the slime, right up to the top. The opening will be covered by icing, so it’s okay if it leaks onto the top of the cake a little bit.
Make the icing by whisking a cup of icing sugar with half a cup of butter. Add ore icing depending on the consistency of the mixture, you want it to feel like stiff cream. Once whipped, leave it plain or add some of the green food dye to it. Another option is to leave the icing plain and drizzle left over curd over the top. It’s up to you and your kids really!
Ice your cupcakes using a knife or a piping bag to cover the slime-filled hole and then finish decorating with either drizzled curd or green sprinkles or I’m sure little green monsters are available in supermarkets.