Easy & spookily healthy (mostly!) creepy cupcakes. BOO!


I promised earlier in the week on my post about Halloween craft, party and food ideas that I would have some cakes for you too.  Well here they are!  I’ve gone with refined sugar free cupcakes in the vain hope that it may reduce the sugar load on the day but the toppings I’ve done, which take all of 1 minute, can be applied to any cupcake you like.  Very easy for kids to decorate themselves too.

I realised that I didn’t have a chocolate cupcake recipe on the blog, (wha?) so am fixing that right now! These scary spiders are   gluten free and refined sugar free.  The cupcakes I used for the “bloody eyeballs” can you tell that’s what they are (?) are my Orange Yoghurt cupcakes, also refined sugar free if you want them to be.  They are a regular lunch box feature around here, click here to go to the cupcake recipe.

I’m not a fan of food colouring, sends Miss 5 nutso and she already is, so I’ve decided not to tip us all over the edge and melted frozen raspberries to use as the bloodshot in the eyes.  Scroll down to see how I did that.

First up are the scary spiders


Gluten Free & Refined Sugar free chocolate cupcakes - Thermomix & regular recipe


  • 1 Tbsp (10 g) flaxseed meal
  • 1 C (120 g) Plain GF flour
  • pinch sea salt or rock salt
  • 130 g coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 C (40 g) olive oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C (40 g) raw cacao
  • 1/2 C (140 g) water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C and line a 12 hole muffin tin with patty cases (I use the silicon ones)
  2. If using a Thermomix mill the flaxseed into a meal speed 9 / 15 seconds
  3. Add flour, coconut sugar, baking powder raw cacao and salt to the flaxseed meal and combine speed 5 / 16 seconds or if using a mixer add all the above and whisk until combined.
  4. Add oil, eggs and vanilla and beat in Speed 5 / 6 seconds or in a mixer beat for about 2 minutes on a medium speed.
  5. Add water and mix again until combined Speed 3 / 4 seconds
  6. Scoop mixture into prepared patty cases and bake in the oven for 18 - 20 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean.
  7. Let cool in the tin for about 5 minutes and then transfer to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

I just used broken bits of pretzels to make the legs and smarties for the eyes (I didn’t even bother sticking them on as they get pecked off straight away anyway)!  So simple.

Bloody Eyeballs….


The orange yoghurt cupcake recipe is here (again!) and then all I did was melt some frozen raspberries in the microwave (1 minute on high) or you can to it in a saucepan.  Then with a toothpick I scooped out some and put it in the cracks on top of the cupcakes.  I also used it to stick down the lollies.  What do you like better the strawberry & creams or the smartie for the irises?


Wow I really need a manicure.  Maybe I should get this done for Halloween …

fingers best

My new friend Carolyn of PinkPostitNoterecipestoSave has created these creepy cookies, quite gruesome.

Do you have any Halloween ideas to share?  Are you into a healthier Halloween or don’t mind for the day?


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8 comments on “Easy & spookily healthy (mostly!) creepy cupcakes. BOO!

  1. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    October 24, 2014 at 6:34 am

    Oh wow!! These really are creepy! What great ideas… and loving that they’re Thermomix friendly too. Happy (nearly) Halloween. Thanks so much for joining our Fabulous Foodie Fridays link up! xxx

    • Vicki
      October 24, 2014 at 7:23 pm

      Thank you. x

  2. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    October 24, 2014 at 6:52 am

    These look great! My boys are too young to understand Halloween, but the kids in our street love it and will no doubt be knocking on our door later this week. I’m thinking I may make these little beauties for them, Thanks!

    • Vicki
      October 24, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      Thanks so much. x

  3. Sarah {Stay at Home Territory}
    October 27, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Love a refined sugar free recipe! And GF too? You’ve made my day. S x

    • Vicki
      October 27, 2014 at 12:20 pm

      Oh Yay I’m so pleased. x

  4. Danielle L
    October 27, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    I love a healthy cupcake. Boy, those fingers look gruesome! I think I like the strawberry and cream centres for the eyes best, but I’d prefer to eat the smartie!

    • Vicki
      October 28, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      Hi, yes me too with the smartie although there was a time when strawberries and cream were my all time favourite! Thanks for stopping by. x

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