It’s not a holiday if I don’t attempt to bake something!

Before, I’ve relied on the premixed baking sachets but this time I decided to bake from scratch. Chocolate orange is my favourite cake flavour so I decided to give it a go and bake some chocolate orange cupcakes.

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The recipe I used is this one from BBC Good Food, although I only made 6 cupcakes so I halved the ingredient quantities. I’ve never been any good at following a recipe and it’s ingredients list exactly so I missed off a few things like the melted chocolate because I just forgot. The cakes tasted great regardless so I guess it didn’t matter too much!

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One Sunday a little while ago, I was on a mission to find a glittery pumpkin. I never found one (sob) but I did find a Halloween cupcake decorating kit in HomeSense that I just had to have.

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It took me a few goes to get the icing right and it’s not exactly perfect but I’m still pretty happy with how they came out. I was going to decorate the cakes a bit more but Tesco had a really disappointing selection of Halloween baking decorations! However, I really like the red on its own. It doesn’t look like there’s too much going on and it doesn’t get much more Halloweenie than blood!

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Making chocolate orange cupcakes was something I’d never tried before, not even with my mum who is an amazing baker, so I was a bit apprehensive as to how it would turn out. I can confirm however that they taste incredible and I will definitely be doing them again!

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