Tombstone cupcakes

Tombstone cupcakes


Makes 12.


1/2 cup (125g) butter, room temp

3/4 cup (170g) caster sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

2 eggs

1/2 cup (125ml) milk

1 1/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour

To decorate:

Chocolate icing


black writing icing

Chocolate Thins

plastic skeleton arms (from discount shop)


Preheat oven to 180å¡C (160å¡C fan-forced).

Using an electric mixer, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla essence. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each one. Add milk and self-raising flour. Mix until just combined.

Spoon into patty cases and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden. Cool on wire racks.

Ice cupcakes with chocolate icing, sprinkle with Milo. Write R.I.P in black writing icing on Honey Jumbles. Insert Chocolate Thins into the cupcakes. Cut plastic arms from skeletons and insert into the cupcakes.


  • If you are really in a hurry you can cheat and buy store-bought icing.
  • This recipe was created by Alana House for Kidspot, New Zealand’s best recipe finder.

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