• Halloween pumpkin chocolate cake

    Servings: 16 Preparation time: 30 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 15 minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon lemon juice 200ml (7 fl oz) semi skimmed milk 175g (6 oz) Stork tub 400g (14 oz) caster sugar 3 medium eggs, beaten 325g (11 oz) plain flour, sieved with 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda, and 2 level teaspoons baking powder and 65g (2 ½ oz) cocoa powder 400g cooked and mashed pumpkin Frosting 100g (3 ½ oz) Stork 200g pack cream cheese 300g (10 oz) icing sugar, sieved Decoration Cocoa powder, to dust Ready to roll fondant icing, orange, green and black Method 1. Grease and bottom line a 23cm (9 inch) deep cake tin. 2. Add the lemon juice to the

  • Pumpkin and orange spider muffins recipe

    Servings: makes 10 -12 Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 20-25 minutes Ingredients 175g (6 oz) Flora Butter 175g (6 oz) golden caster sugar 300g (11 oz) self raising flour, sieved 3 medium eggs 5 tablespoons semi skimmed milk 100g cooked pumpkin or butternut squash, mashed 40g chocolate and hazelnut spread Zest of 1 orange Topping 115g icing sugar A little orange juice 55g (2 oz) plain chocolate, melted Liquorice sweets and laces to decorate Method 1. Place 12 muffin cases into a muffin tray. 2. Place the first six ingredients into a bowl, and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth. 3. Stir in pumpkin mash and orange zest and divide half