Ghostly Cupcakes

Author: Canadian Living

Bake these treats in the shape of ghosts or as cupcakes, then cover in a ghostly white shroud of icing.

  • Portion size 12 servings


  • 1 cup sifted cake and pastry flour
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup butter softened
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pallor Icing Recipe


In bowl, stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Using electric mixer on low speed, mix in butter, milk, egg and vanilla until combined. Beat on high speed for 2 minutes.

Spoon into 6 well-greased 5-inch (12 cm) long ghost-shape pans or 12 small paper-lined muffin cups; bake in 350°F (180°C) oven for 20 minutes for ghosts, 17 minutes for cupcakes, or until tester comes out clean. Let cool in pan on rack for 10 minutes; remove from pan and let cool completely on rack. Spread with Pallor Icing.

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Ghostly Cupcakes