Here's a great treat for Halloween - a Monsteriffic mug cake!
Microwave mug cakes are so easy to make with the kids and only a small amount of each ingredient is needed so they can help to measure it out using tablespoons (even better, as my kitchen scales broke a long time ago so I usually have to guess the amounts!)
Grandma and Pops brought us some apples from their garden, which we'd already stewed to make a crumble with, so we put a few spoonfuls of that to one side. We also used maple syrup to give it a nice flavour.
The ingredients we used were:
1 tbsp of butter 1 tbsp sugar
(cream these together first, in the mug)
1 medium egg, whisked and poured into the mug
2 tbsp stewed apple
1 tbsp maple syrup
6 tbsp self raising flour Couple of drops of food colouring Give it all a good mix and pop it in the microwave for approx 2 minutes
Leave to cool and then decorate with some coloured butter icing (also flavoured with a little maple syrup) and use ready to roll icing to make legs and a tongue for your monster. We made eyes using grapes and cherries.
We made this as a treat for Daddy when he got home from work, but of course The Pickle had to share it!