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Lyle’s Popcorn Brains With Maggots

Prep

20 min

Bake

25 mins

Serves

10+

Difficulty

Easy

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Try gorgeously gruesome sticky ginger cakes with popcorn topping - squirming with icing maggots!

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Lyle’s Golden Syrup Tin

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How to make this recipe

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 190°C/Fan 170°C/Gas Mark 5. Put 12 cup cake cases into a muffin tin.

Step 2

Put the butter, sugar, black treacle and golden syrup into a saucepan and heat gently until melted. Don't allow the mixture to get too hot. Cool slightly.

Step 3

Sift the flour, salt and ginger into a mixing bowl. Add the melted mixture and beaten egg, stirring them in thoroughly.

Step 4

Heat the milk until lukewarm, then add the bicarbonate of soda. Stir them into in the mixing bowl. Transfer to a jug and pour into the cake cases. Bake for 22-25 minutes until risen and firm. Cool on a wire rack.

Step 5

For the topping, mix the cream cheese and icing sugar with 2-3 drops of green food colouring. Spread onto the cakes and top with popcorn arranged to resemble brains.

Step 6

Colour the fondant icing with 2-3 drops of yellow food colouring, then roll tiny pieces into shapes to look like maggots. Arrange on the cakes and serve, drizzled with Lyle's Strawberry Squeezy Syrup.

Ingredients

Serving

1

Ingredients

Butter

Butter

100 g
Fairtrade Light Muscovado

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Light Muscovado Sugar

110 g

Lyle’s Black Treacle

60 g
Lyle's-golden-syrup

Lyle’s Golden Syrup

60 g
Flour

Plain flour

175 g
Salt-table

Pinch fine table salt

1
Ginger

Ginger

2 tsp
Eggs

Large eggs

Beaten

1
Milk

Full fat milk

150 ml
Baking-soda

Bicarbonate soda

1 tsp

For the topping

Cream-cheese

Cream cheese

150 g
Fairtrade Cane Icing Sugar

Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Icing Sugar

2 tsp

Drops green food colouring

2-3

Microwave sweet popcorn

100 g
Fondant Icing Sugar

White fondant icing

30 g
Food-colouring-liquid

Yellow food colouring

2-3 drops
Lyles Topping Syrup Strawberry 325g

Lyle’s Strawberry Squeezy Syrup

For drizzling

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