Odlums Halloween Choc Chip Muffins

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Ingredients

250g / 8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour

125g / 4oz Caster Sugar

12g / 1/4oz Cocoa

50g / 2oz Chocolate Chips

1 Level Teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Large Egg

150ml / 1/4 pint Milk

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Essence

125g / 4oz Margarine

To Decorate

For Buttercream:

125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)

225g/8oz Icing sugar (sieved) mixed with Cocoa Powder for chocolate topping & orange food colouring (mix red & yellow if orange not available) for Halloween

Plastic Spider/Halloween Novelty & sprinkles

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/325°F/Gas 3.
  2. Melt margarine and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients.
  4. Mix the egg, milk and vanilla essence into the cooled margarine.
  5. Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix to make a very soft mixture.
  6. Spoon into bun cases, making each case about two thirds full.
  7. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

Note

Makes 12 muffins if using bun cases or 8 muffins if muffin cases used.

http://odlums.ie/recipes/halloween-choc-chip-muffins/

Catherine’s Halloween Choc Chip Muffins

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Ingredients

250g / 8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour

125g / 4oz Caster Sugar

12g / 1/4oz Cocoa

50g / 2oz Chocolate Chips

1 Level Teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Large Egg

150ml / 1/4 pint Milk

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Essence

125g / 4oz Margarine

To Decorate

For Buttercream:

125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)

225g/8oz Icing sugar (sieved) mixed with Cocoa Powder for chocolate topping & orange food colouring (mix red & yellow if orange not available) for Halloween

Plastic Spider/Halloween Novelty & sprinkles

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/325°F/Gas 3.
  2. Melt margarine and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients.
  4. Mix the egg, milk and vanilla essence into the cooled margarine.
  5. Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix to make a very soft mixture.
  6. Spoon into bun cases, making each case about two thirds full.
  7. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

Note

Makes 12 muffins if using bun cases or 8 muffins if muffin cases used.

http://odlums.ie/recipes/halloween-choc-chip-muffins/

Valentine Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Ingredients

  • 200g/7oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 150g/5oz Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2½ Tablespoons Cocoa (sieved)
  • ½ Teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Bottle Goodall’s Red Colouring (25ml)
  • 150ml/¼ pt Buttermilk
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Odlums Bread Soda (sieved)
  • 1½ Teaspoons White Vinegar

Topping

  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 100g/½ 200g Tub Cream Cheese
  • 325g/11oz Icing Sugar (sieved)
  • 1 Teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.350°F/Gas 4. Line a twelve cupcake tin with paper cases.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add the egg and beat well.
  3. Next put the cocoa, vanilla and colouring into the mixture and mix well to combine.
  4. Reduce speed on beater and add half the buttermilk and flour, mix well. Repeat with remaining buttermilk and flour.
  5. Finally, add in the salt, bread soda and vinegar. Beat on high speed until completely smooth.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the paper cases. Bake for 20 minutes approx. until risen and firm to springy to the touch.
  7. Cool for in tin for 10 minutes, then, transfer to a wire tray to cool.
  8. When cold beat the topping ingredients together until smooth.
  9. Use to pipe or spread on each cupcake. Decorate as wished!!

http://odlums.ie/recipes/valentine-red-velvet-cupcakes/