Trick or trick? Our Top 6 Halloween Recipes 


1. Red Velvet Ghost Cupcakes

There are so many ways to decorate a cupcake but when it comes to the sponge and icing recipe we think it's hard to beat the original Red Velvet Hummingbird recipe. Make sure you have lots of different toppings to get creative with the cream cheese icing. 

2. Gingerbread Skeleton

This very well-behaved Delia Smith dough can put up with quite a bit of punishment, and is therefore ideal for children to play around with. If you don't have a gingerbread man cutter you could use any other shaped cutter you like or even use a knife to design your own shapes.

3. Jack O Lantern Meringues

These are almost as easy to make as they are to eat. Delicious bite sized meringues that look great on their own or used as decoration on a cake.

4. Chocolate & Pumpkin Loaf

A delicious seasonal Jamie Oliver afternoon tea cake that's super moist thanks to the pureed pumpkin, perfect if you don't want to keep decorating minimal.

5. Peanut Butter Spider Cookies

The fiddliest recipe featured, this is for anyone wanting a little challenge. The melt in your mouth combination of peanut butter cookie and Lindt ball is definitely worth the little bit of extra work. If you don't have vegetable shortening (used to give texture) it can be substituted with butter.

6. Zombie Cocktail

Named at a time when a lot of booze went into this drink, this version is lighter with two kinds of rum rounded off by the tropical fruit flavours. Legend has it that the Zombie cocktail was originally concocted to help a hung-over customer get through a meeting. The customer returned several days later to complain that he had been turned into a zombie for his entire trip.