One of my favourite sayings is “everything in moderation, including moderation”. I believe Nigella may have quoted it on at least one occasion.
It’s similar to the 80/20 rule – be good 80% of the time and you can get away with being naughty for the other 20%.
These cupcakes definitely fall into the 20%. They are not intended to be healthy, or good for you – in the traditional sense, although they would come under the “a little of what you fancy does you good” category.
They are pure indulgence. Delightfully wicked indulgence.
I made them with Halloween in mind, hence the title. I thought we needed something grown up.
I first saw them over on Lady & Pups and I haven’t been able to get them out of my mind since. The first draw was the depth of colour of the cakes – such a dark brown they…
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