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Ingredients

250g / 8oz Odlums Self Raising Flour

125g / 4oz Caster Sugar

12g / 1/4oz Cocoa

50g / 2oz Chocolate Chips

1 Level Teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Large Egg

150ml / 1/4 pint Milk

1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Essence

125g / 4oz Margarine

To Decorate

For Buttercream:

125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)

225g/8oz Icing sugar (sieved) mixed with Cocoa Powder for chocolate topping & orange food colouring (mix red & yellow if orange not available) for Halloween

Plastic Spider/Halloween Novelty & sprinkles

METHOD:

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/325°F/Gas 3.
  2. Melt margarine and allow to cool.
  3. In a large bowl combine all dry ingredients.
  4. Mix the egg, milk and vanilla essence into the cooled margarine.
  5. Now add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and mix to make a very soft mixture.
  6. Spoon into bun cases, making each case about two thirds full.
  7. Bake for 20 – 30 minutes until golden brown and cooked through.

Note

Makes 12 muffins if using bun cases or 8 muffins if muffin cases used.