Annabel Karmel’s Halloween spiders

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  • A cross between a brownie, a muffin and a cupcake, these tasty, chocolate Halloween treats are unlikely to hang around for long!

    Makes: 18 cakes
    Prep time: 20 mins
    Cook time: 20 mins

    For the cakes:
    170g/6oz dark chocolate, chopped 170g/6oz butter, cut into 2cm cubes 200g/7oz soft light brown sugar 3 eggs, at room temperature 1tsp vanilla extract 2tbsp sour cream 150g/5oz self raising flour 2tbsp cocoa powder Pinch of salt 85g/3oz milk chocolate, finely chopped or chips (optional)

    For the decoration:
    100g/4oz milk chocolate Liquorice laces 16 chocolate marshmallow teacakes Liquorice Allsorts M&Ms Tube of writing icing

    You can also see the ingredients and recipe here.