October 2010

Witchy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Witchy Pumpkin Cupcakes

from Whisk Kid

If cupcakes dressed up for Halloween, what would they be? Whisk Kid has the answer for us with these spicy pumpkin cupcakes that decided to be witches this year! 

Recipe: Whisk Kid

Spiderweb Brownie Cake

Spiderweb Brownie Cake

Looking for a fun festive Halloween treat that's impressive, delicious, and pretty quick and easy to make too? This splendidly spooky "thick and fudge-like brownie cake with an almond cream cheese spiderweb" is sure to please all the little goblins, young and old, stopping by today!

Happy Halloween!

Recipe: Spiderweb Brownie Cake

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

Pumpkin Sugar Cookies

These pretty little pumpkins cookies are a delightful tribute to fall and a great way to add a splash of cheerful colour to your Halloween festivities. Adriana shares her love of baking and blogging (along with a number of great tips) with this sweet Daring Bakers entry.

Recipe and story: The Daring Bakers Make Decorated Sugar Cookies

Bloody Finger Cookies

Bloody Finger Cookies

Picture us wagging a stern finger at you so that you follow this link and make a beeline for the kitchen in order to prepare these mega-creepy (healthy and delicious maple almond?!) Halloween cookies!

Recipe: Bloody Finger Cookies

Vegan Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

Vegan Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes

How about some ghoulishly cute pumpkin cupcakes with non-dairy vanilla cream cheese frosting for the little goblins living in your haunted house? Now these aren't just any Halloween cupcakes. They're rich, delicious, wonderfully spiced, and even a tad healthy - bwahh-ha-ha-ha!

Recipe: Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Traditional Pumpkin Empanadas

Traditional Pumpkin Empanadas

Ever since I was a small child I have always loved the taste of pumpkin. Later, while living in the multicultural Toronto neighborhood known as Kensington Market, I discovered and fell in love with the golden baked pockets of goodness known as empanadas. So you can just imagine how excited I got when I saw these traditional home-made pumpkin empanadas. W-o-w. Where have these been all my life?!?

Recipe: Pumpkin Empanadas

Black Velvet Cupcakes with Haunted Chocolate Trees

Black Velvet Cupcakes with Haunted Chocolate Trees

I fell in love with these striking cupcakes as soon as I saw them. And as cool as the name "red velvet" is for a cake, "black velvet", I dare say, is sexier. Now the other remarkable thing about these gorgeous Halloween cupcakes is the fantastic tree on top. The best part about these trees (besides being delicious and chocolate!) is they're surprisingly easy to make and require no special tools.

Brooke shares the recipe for the cupcakes, and shows us how to make these amazing toppers.

Recipe: Black Velvet Cupcakes with Haunted Chocolate Tree's

Spiced Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

Spiced Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

Would you please, for the love of sweet baked stuff, do yourself a huge favor (if you haven't already) and visit River's fantastic blog that's a mine of awesome ideas to make yours the best and most creative Halloween you could possibly dream of?

Recipe: Halloweegan Spiced Pumpkin Sandwich Cookies

Gingerbread Skeletons and Mummies

Gingerbread Skeletons and Mummies

I love Halloween. Getting to dress up in costume is always a lot of fun, as is walking around the neighborhood looking at all the spooky haunted houses. Local businesses all get into the spirit as well, and for about 2-3 weeks everything is Halloween-inspired. Which brings me to these delightful gingerbread cookies, which are just the thing to put a ghoulish smile on anyone's face. I would definitely bite the heads off first. ;)

Recipe: Gingerbread Skeletons and Mummies

Marvelous Maple Almond Muffins

Marvelous Maple Almond Muffins

Don't you just love it when scrumptious easy-to-bake treats are healthy too? If you're anything like me you'll definitely want to check these out.

"These maple almond muffins seem like a decadent morning pastry or even a dessert... They include a not-too-sweet batter infused with almond extract and a rich filling made with ground almonds, cinnamon, and lots of maple syrup. The filling creates a layer of crunch and sweetness in the middle of the muffin and bubbles out of the top in occasional mapley spots."