Make Some Spooktacular Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes with Janes Patisserie!

Join in with our live bake-along and make some terrifyingly tasty pumpkin cupcakes with Janes Patisserie

In partnership with our appliance partners AEG and baker Janes Patisserie, we’ve given away 500 baking boxes to children across the UK and invited them to join in with our live Halloween bake-along on Instagram. If you weren’t lucky enough to receive a baking box, you can still join in by reading on to see our list of ingredients and instructions, or click here to view more terrorific recipes. Tune in here on Saturday October 29th at 10am to do some seriously spooky baking!


  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 100 g self raising flour
  • 2 medium Eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp orange food colouring
Buttercream Icing & Decoration
  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp orange food colouring
  • 1/4 tsp green food colouring
  • Matchmakers/pretzels/fingers
  • 6 cupcake cases (ideally orange)


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc/160ºfan and prep 6 larg muffin size cupcake cases or regular size baking cups.
  • In a large bowl, beat the unsalted butter and caster sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the self raising flour and eggs to the mixture and beat again until smooth and combined.
  • Add the flavouring, and orange food colouring to the mixture, and beat until its a smooth orange colour.
  • Split the mixture evenly between the 6 cases, and bake in the oven for 20-22 minutes.
  • Let the cupcakes cool fully on a wire rack.
  • Add the unsalted butter to a large bowl, and beat for about five minutes to really soften.
  • Add in the icing sugar and flavouring, and beat again for another five minutes so it’s combined.
  • Remove one tablespoon of buttercream and put into a small bowl. Colour this small amount of buttercream green.
  • Colour the rest of the buttercream orange.
  • Pipe the orange buttercream onto the cupcakes using a closed star piping tip.
  • Pipe small amounts of green buttercream onto the cupcakes for a tendril, using a small round piping tip.
  • Insert a small piece of matchmaker/pretzel/finger for the stem and you’re done!

Be sure to share a picture with us showing your terrorific bakes!

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