Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes
Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

By Mateja

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We've added a Halloween twist to our pumpkin cupcakes with Horlicks cream cheese icing. It's the perfect recipe to keep the kids entertained over the spooky season. 



  • 100g sunflower oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 60g light brown sugar
  • 40g Horlicks Original
  • 200g pumpkin puree, canned
  • 100g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 100g cream cheese
  • 100g unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 350g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp Horlicks Original
  • Candy eyes for decorating

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In a big bowl, whisk together the oil, eggs, brown sugar and Horlicks Original until fully combined then whisk in the pumpkin puree until smooth.

Separately, combine the dry ingredients.

Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until smooth.        

Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan).

Divide the batter between 12 muffin cases (each muffin case should be 2/3 full) and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a centre of the muffin comes out clean.

To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese and butter using a handheld or a stand mixer until creamy. Gradually, add the icing sugar and Horlicks Original and beat for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. If the frosting is too thin for your liking, add more icing sugar until you reach desired consistency.

Frost the cooled cupcakes and decorate with candy eyes. 


Mateja is a food photographer and recipe creator based in London. Her lifelong obsession with food has led her to obtaining a masters degree in food science! She's shared some of her favourite culinary creations with us, adding a delicious Horlicks twist to every recipe.


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