Screaming Halloween owls

Introducing our delicious Halloween Screaming Owls recipe! Not only are these delicious chocolate cupcakes absolutely irresistible, but they are also incredibly easy to make, making them the perfect activity to enjoy with your little ones during the Halloween season. Be surprised when the rich chocolate taste melts in your mouth and leaves you feeling pure bliss. Guaranteed to be a hit at any Halloween gathering, these cupcakes will enchant young and old alike with their adorable owl-inspired decorations. Don’t miss the opportunity to create lifelong memories with your family while indulging in these popular treats!

Ingredients

  • 280 g butter, soft
  • 280g golden powdered sugar
  • 200 g flour, minus 1 heaped tablespoon
  • 1 heaped tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 6 medium eggs
  • 200 g butter, soft
  • 280g powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1 tube of orange ready-to-use frosting
  • 1 small bag of Maltesers
  • 1 tube of chocolate M&Ms minis (use only the brown candies) or Cadbury’s mini buttons
  • 1 can jelly diamonds (only the orange ones)

Preparation steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/fan 170°C/gas 5.
  2. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with brown muffin cups.
  3. In a mixing bowl, stir together the first 5 ingredients until a smooth dough forms.
  4. Divide the batter between the muffin cups and fill them almost to the top. Leave some space, otherwise the dough may rise.
  5. If there is any dough left, set it aside.
  6. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes or until risen and spongy to the touch.
  7. Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool on a rack.
  8. In another mixing bowl, stir together the butter and powdered sugar until you have a smooth glaze.
  9. Use a knife to trim the tops of the cooled muffins.
  10. Cut each top piece in half.
  11. Spread a generous layer of frosting on each muffin.
  12. Place a pea-sized dollop of orange icing on each muffin and divide it between two Malteser muffins.
  13. Using the Maltesers with orange icing, attach a brown M&M to each cupcake to create the owl’s eyes.
  14. Place the two pieces of muffin top (curved edge up) and a jelly diamond on the frosting to complete the owl’s face.

Nutritional Information

kcalfatsaturatescarbohydratesSugarfiberproteinSalt
615 38g 23g 68g 54g 1g 6g 1.06g

Equipment and tools

  • mixing bowl
  • Electric whisk or hand mixer
  • spatula
  • Measurement scales
  • Sieve
  • Oven
  • sheet
  • parchment paper
  • Cooling rack
  • Sharp knife

Allergen information

This recipe contains the following allergens:

  • butter (milk)
  • powdered sugar
  • Self-raising flour (wheat)
  • Cocoa powder
  • Eggs
  • powdered sugar
  • Orange colored glaze ready to use
  • Malteser (contains malted milk)
  • Choco M&Ms Minis or Cadbury’s Mini Buttons
  • Jelly Diamonds (contains gelatin)

Storage and leftovers

These Halloween hooting owls can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. If you have leftovers, you can store them in the refrigerator for longer freshness. To enjoy the best taste and consistency, it is recommended to consume it within a week.

Health Benefits of “Hotting Halloween Owls”

Although Hooting Halloween Owls are a delicious and fun treat for the spooky season, they also offer several health benefits. Let’s take a look at some of the key ingredients and their potential positive effects on our well-being.

1. Butter

Using butter in this recipe gives the owls a rich and creamy texture. Although butter is high in saturated fat, it also contains important fat-soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, and K. These vitamins play a crucial role in maintaining healthy skin, supporting brain health, and aiding in the absorption of other nutrients.

2. Golden powdered sugar

The golden powdered sugar used in this recipe gives the owls a sweet taste. Although sugar should be consumed in moderation, especially in people with conditions such as diabetes, it can provide a quick source of energy. Additionally, using golden powdered sugar can result in a slightly caramel flavor.

3. Self-raising flour

The self-raising flour in this recipe helps the owls rise and become light and fluffy. Self-raising whole-grain flour can be a good source of fiber, which can aid digestion, contribute to satiety, and prevent overeating.

4. Cocoa powder

The incorporation of cocoa powder gives the owls a delicious chocolate flavor. Cocoa powder is made from cocoa beans and is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids. These antioxidants are associated with various health benefits, including reducing inflammation and improving heart health.

5. Eggs

Eggs serve multiple purposes in this recipe: They act as a binding agent and provide moisture. They are an excellent source of high-quality protein, essential for tissue repair and building. In addition, eggs contain various vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B12, selenium and choline, which are important for maintaining brain function and overall health.

6. Powdered sugar

Powdered sugar is used to create a smooth and creamy icing for the owls. Although it is primarily a source of added sugar, using it in moderation can improve the overall taste and appearance of the treat.

7. Orange ready-to-use icing

The orange ready-to-use glaze is used to create the vibrant color on the top of the owls. In general, frosting contains a lot of sugar and should be consumed sparingly. However, the small amount used for decoration purposes creates minimal calories.

8. Maltesers, Choco M&Ms Minis and Jelly Diamonds

These different candies are used to decorate the owls, giving them a touch of sweetness and a spooky look. Although they add to the overall enjoyment, they should be consumed in moderation due to their high sugar content.

Remember that Hooting Halloween Owls are intended as a treat and should be consumed in moderation as part of a balanced diet. But thanks to the health benefits some of the ingredients offer, you can treat yourself to these adorable edible owls this festive season guilt-free!

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