These pesky spiders have been getting everywhere today.
- 125g self-raising flour
- 125g sugar
- 125g butter
- 2 eggs
- grated zest of 1 orange
- 1 tbsp milk
For the topping
- a good shake of icing sugar
- juice of 1/2 an orange
- dab of orange food colouring (optional)
- 6 squares of dark chocolate, melted
Put all the ingredients for the cupcakes, except the milk, in a food processor and blitz until smooth. Add the milk at the end, with the motor still running, to make a fairly sloppy cake mix. Spoon into 12 cake cases, set into a bun tin, and cook at gas 6 for 15 to 20 minutes until the cupcakes are lightly golden.
When the cupcakes have cooled, sift the icing sugar into a bowl (I never bother weighing or measuring icing sugar - just give a good shake from the tub). Add the orange juice, plus some orange food colouring if you want a more vivid icing than mine. Stir together until you have a smooth, runny icing. Dribble spoonfuls of icing all over the cupcakes. When the icing is cool, melt the chocolate and dribble over the top.
Feed to spiders and small witches.