Blood Raider Cupcakes

With brain frosting!!!

It’s been said that the blood of your enemies is like a sweet wine. I say why stop there? Why not bake those pirate scum themselves into something delicious?

Ah, the joys of being a Brutor. Happy Valentine’s!

Blood Raider Cupcakes


  • 300g (2 cups) self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup caster sugar
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 175ml/6 fl oz buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 teaspoons good quality strawberry jam mixed with some red food colouring to make it as bloody looking as possible.


  1. Preheat oven to 180 C and line a cupcake tray.
  2. Sift the flour into a medium bowl, then add a pinch of salt and the caster sugar.
  3. In a jug, combine the vegetable oil, egg, buttermilk and vanilla extract.
  4. Add to the dry mixture and stir to only just combine. It will be thick and fluffy.
  5. Place 1/2 tablespoonful of the mixture in each muffin hole and make an indent in the center.
  6. Fill each indent with a heaped tablespoon of the strawberry jam.
  7. Cover the jam with the remaining cupcake batter.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly.

Brain Buttercream


  • 250 grams softened butter
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • red and brown/black food colouring


  1. Beat butter in a small bowl with electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in sifted icing sugar and milk in two batches until fluffy.
  3. Add in a couple of drops of red and brown/black food colouring until a grey pink shade is reached.


  1. Fit a piping bag with a plain 8mm nozzle and fill bag with brain shaded buttercream.
  2. Visually divide the cupcake in two to represent each hemisphere of the brain and pipe squiggly lines on top. You can’t really go wrong as the brain matter squiggles go in all sorts of directions.
  3. Fill any gaps with a dot of buttercream.

* Thanks to Not Quite Nigella for the recipe

12 responses to “Blood Raider Cupcakes

  1. Must have found the recipe in a blood raider wreckage. adding the brains must’ve been a natural idea when you’re a capsuleer.

    mmmm, you can almost taste the skillpoints!

  2. In an attempt to slowly ease my girlfriend onto EVE online, I decided that we should bake something, and that something turned out to be the Blood Raider cupcakes. First time baking them, so I made a few mistakes (put too much butter into the buttercream, and not enough mix on the bottom, of the cupcake, which caused the bottom half to separate when lifted) … but it was very delicious nonetheless!
    It may not look as appealing as the photo you provided, but I promise the second batch will be more aesthetically pleasing 🙂

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