Blood buns

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Blood buns

175g butter or margarine

175g caster sugar

3 eggs

225g plain flour

1½ tsp baking powder

2 tbsp milk

2 tsp vanilla essence

3 tbsp red food colouring

300g icing sugar, sifted

50g butter, at room temperature

125g full-fat cream cheese, cold

Preheat the oven to 180⁰C.

Cream the butter and sugar until soft. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the remaining ingredients until well mixed.

Place a tablespoon of batter into each bun case and bake in the oven for 15 mins.

For the cream cheese frosting: beat the icing sugar and butter together in an electric mixer until the mixture is well combined.

Add the cream cheese and beat until well mixed. Continue to beat for another few minutes until the frosting is light. Place in the fridge to chill until needed. 

When the cupcakes have cooled fully, pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes.  

For extra decoration, top with spooky Halloween-themed National Confectionery Company jellies.

Serves
12

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
15 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Chocolate, Cheese

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Entertaining, Snacks, Cupcakes

Special Info
Vegetarian, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty
Moderately Easy

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