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Lyle’s Bloodshot Eyeballs Halloween Cupcakes


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Watch out for these spookily delicious Halloween cupcakes – they're keeping an eye on you!

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Lyle’s Golden Syrup Tin

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This Halloween, why not go all out with these terrifyingly tasty eyeball cupcakes? Whether you’re preparing for trick or treaters, having a ghoulish gathering or just trying to entertain the kids, this recipe is a simple and fun way to amp up the festivities!

How To Make Bloodshot Eyeball Halloween Cupcakes

Step 1

Break the Madeira cake into chunks and put them into a food processor to process into crumbs. Add 6 tablespoons of Lyle's Strawberry Squeezy Syrup and process for a few more seconds.

Step 2

Tip the mixture into a bowl and work it with your hands until it sticks together. Form into 32 neat balls, rolling them in the palms of your hands. Set aside.

Step 3

Roll out 500g of the ready-to-roll icing very thinly on a surface dusted with icing sugar. Use an 8.5cm plain cutter to cut out circles, re-rolling the icing as needed. Cover the cake balls with the icing, snipping off the excess to form neat balls.

Step 4

Colour half the remaining icing blue with 2-3 drops of blue food colouring, and the rest with 2-3 drops of green food colouring. Roll out thinly and cut out 32 small circles to form the irises. Mix the blue and green trimmings together with 1-2 drops of red food colouring. Roll out thinly and cut out tiny circles for the pupils of the eyes. Position the irises and pupils on the white cake balls, fixing them in place by brushing them with a little water.

Step 5

Paint undiluted red food colouring onto the 'eyeballs' with a fine brush to represent the 'veins'.

Step 6

Put the finished eyeballs into mini muffin cases, pinching the opposite sides of the paper cases, so that they look like the eye sockets. Just before serving, drizzle a little Lyle's Strawberry Squeezy Syrup into the corners of the eyes.




Lyle's Bloodshot Eyeballs Halloween Cupcakes

Lyles Topping Syrup Strawberry 325g

Lyle’s Strawberry Squeezy Syrup

6 tbsp

Dr Oetker Ready To Roll Regal Ice White Icing

600 g
Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar

To sprinkle


Red food colouring

A few drops
Lyles Topping Syrup Strawberry 325g

Lyle’s Strawberry Squeezy Syrup

For drizzling

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