Annabel Karmel’s Halloween spiders

A cross between a brownie, a muffin and a cupcake, these tasty, chocolate Halloween treats are unlikely to hang around for long!

Makes: 18 cakes
Prep time: 20 mins
Cook time: 20 mins

For the cakes:
170g/6oz dark chocolate, chopped 170g/6oz butter, cut into 2cm cubes 200g/7oz soft light brown sugar 3 eggs, at room temperature 1tsp vanilla extract 2tbsp sour cream 150g/5oz self raising flour 2tbsp cocoa powder Pinch of salt 85g/3oz milk chocolate, finely chopped or chips (optional)

For the decoration:
100g/4oz milk chocolate Liquorice laces 16 chocolate marshmallow teacakes Liquorice Allsorts M&Ms Tube of writing icing

You can also see the ingredients and recipe here.