Halloween white chocolate ghost cupcakes with fluffy meringue icing

These adorable white chocolate cupcakes are beautiful served with a light and fluffy frosting for a ghost-like Halloween treat the kids will love.

  • 35 mins preparation
  • 35 mins cooking
  • Makes 20
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White chocolate cupcakes
  • 250 gram butter, chopped
  • 160 gram white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 3/4 cup (385g) caster sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten lightly
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 40 small black jellybeans
Ghost frosting
  • 2 cup (440g) caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 egg whites


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 170°C (150°C fan-forced). Line muffin pans (⅓-cup/80ml capacity) with paper cases.
  • 2
    Stir the butter, white chocolate, sugar and milk in a medium saucepan over low heat until smooth – do not let it boil. Transfer the mixture to a medium bowl; cool for 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Whisk sifted flours into white chocolate mixture, then add eggs and vanilla. Drop ¼ cups (60ml) of mixture into cases. Bake for about 25 minutes or until cooked when tested. Cool on wire racks.
  • 4
    Make ghost frosting: Combine sugar, water and cream of tartar in a medium saucepan; stir over low heat until the sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil; boil for 3-4 minutes or until syrupy.
  • 5
    In the medium bowl of an electric mixer, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually pour in the hot syrup in a thin, steady stream, beating constantly, until thick and glossy. Continue beating until mixture cools to room temperature.
  • 6
    Spoon frosting into a large piping bag fitted with a 1.5cm plain nozzle. Pipe a swirl to resemble a ghost onto each cupcake. Position jellybeans onto each ghost to resemble eyes.


Uniced cupcakes suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave.

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