Have a happy Halloween with Annabel Karmel’s fang-tastic recipes (no cauldron required)

So, before you call the plumber, check out these great recipes for frighteningly fabulous food and when it's trick or treat time, make sure you give them a treat.

Spiderweb cake

Prep time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Cals: 831/Sat fat: 28g

For the cake:

  • 300g butter
  • 5 large eggs
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 275g self-raising flour
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 2tbsp plain yoghurt
  • 100g plain chocolate, melted

For the icing:

  • 1kg icing sugar
  • 3tbsp milk
  • 500g soft unsalted butter
  • 2tsp orange extract

For the decoration:

  • Black food colouring paste or gel
  • Orange food colouring paste or gel
  • Black sprinkles
  • White icing pen
  • Edible eyes
  • Licorice

Monster veg burgers

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cooking time: 6 minutes

Cals: 289/Sat fat: 3g

  • 30g pecan nuts
  • 3 spring onions, sliced
  • 75g courgette, grated
  • 75g butternut squash, grated
  • 50g red pepper, diced
  • 3tbsp tinned sweetcorn
  • 200g extra-firm tofu, grated
  • 100g Panko breadcrumbs
  • 1tbsp soy sauce
  • 2tsp sun-dried tomato paste
  • 2tbsp basil, chopped
  • 30g Parmesan, grated
  • Flour, for dusting
  • 2tbsp olive oil

To serve: Buns, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, mini gherkins, olives

  • Food styling: Maud Eden
  • Prop styling: Jenny Hodges
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