Recipes Seasonal



I was recently organising my kitchen and realised I’ve got an insane amount of baking stuff. Every season I buy sprinkles and cupcake liners and other decorations and I hardly use them so I thought it would be fun for my husband and I to do regular bake offs! We love baking shows and I’ve been watching the Halloween Baking Championship a lot this month, and to be honest, I’ve been quite disappointed in what I’ve seen on there. Jason and I aren’t the best bakers in the world, but we really enjoy it so we will try and do a bake off like this for each holiday.

We used our favourite chocolate cake recipe that I’ve posted on here in the past but I halved it because I only wanted to make 12 cupcakes.


  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1/4 + 1/8 cups of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 + 1/4 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1/4 cup of vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of boiling water


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda & salt) in a mixing bowl
  2. Add all wet ingredients (milk, oil, eggs & vanilla) EXCEPT the boiling water and mix well (on medium-high) with an electric mixer
  3. Add the boiling water into the bowl and then mix on a low speed until combined
  4. Mix on high for 1 minute
  5. Bake at 160°C for 15-20 minutes

Jason made the spiders and witch cupcakes and I made the green and purple monster cupcakes. I think we both did a great job but let us know which are your favourites and have a watch of the video below!






  • Reply Judanna 27/10/2017 at 8:53 AM

    These look delicious!xx

  • Reply Tizz 26/10/2017 at 11:25 PM

    Omg they are sooooo cute! You halved the recipe? Omg I usually double recipes by ‘accidnet’ Lol xx

  • Reply Keziah 26/10/2017 at 11:14 PM

    The monster cupcakes lol I loved these. Great post and vlog. I am looking forward to your Christmas bake off!!!

    • Reply Kayla Arnold 27/10/2017 at 9:47 AM

      The Christmas one is going to be so good!! Thanks for reading! x

  • Reply kris 26/10/2017 at 11:09 PM

    These are so cute!! Great vlog as well!!

  • Reply Amberly 26/10/2017 at 10:17 PM

    Oh my gosh what s cute idea!!love these

  • Reply Jess 26/10/2017 at 8:14 PM

    This is such a fun and cute idea! Defo going to try and convince my boyfriend to do a bake off with me although he can just about toast bread, practice helps haha

  • Reply Caitlin 26/10/2017 at 7:00 PM

    These look bloody amazing!!! I can’t bake to save my life

    • Reply Kayla Arnold 26/10/2017 at 7:02 PM

      You should try this recipe! It always works great! x

  • Reply Mary 26/10/2017 at 6:58 PM

    those looks so Yummy!! also I like your pictures vey much. Good job! -M

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