Hallowe’en Cakes

Some pretty little fancies for All Hallows Eve for the edification of the residents of the elderly mothers nursing home.

The brief was soft, colourful and just a tad ghoulish but mostly fun!

The cakes are from a small book on party treats which was unusual for the liquidity of the batter.

Topped with a standard coloured butter cream and some commercial ‘fancies’ they easily passed muster.

Not quite a cupcake but soft and fluffy all the same.

Vanilla Cakes

325 gm flour
425 gm sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
240 ml milk
120 ml vegetable oil
1 tbsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
240 ml water


Preheat oven to 175°C.

Add the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt to a large mixer bowl and blend.

Add the milk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract and eggs to a medium sized bowl and mix well.

Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat well together before slowly adding the water.

Fill the cupcake liners about half way and bake for 15-17 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 2 minutes then remove to a cooling rack.

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