Halloween spider cupcakes with white chocolate webs

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With Halloween looming around the corner, it’s the perfect excuse for getting creative in the kitchen and baking some delicious Halloween themed treats. These spider cupcakes are super easy and quick to recreate. I chose to use chocolate cake mix and butter icing but these would work with any flavouring of your choice. This would be a lovely half-term activity for the kids to get involved in they will have great fun being imaginative and decorating their own cupcake!

You will need:

Two mixing bowls
A whisk
A spatula
Cupcake cases
Muffin tray
Greaseproof paper
Piping bag
Stencil of a spider web

Ingredients:

115g Self raising flour
165g caster sugar
40g cocoa powder
1tsp baking powder
2 medium eggs
30ml (2tbs) vegetable oil
60ml (4 tbs) water

For the icing:
80g softened butter
200g icing sugar
30g cocoa powder

Decoration:

Chocolate sprinkles
Chocolate buttons
Mini meringues
Matchmakers
White Chocolate

Line a muffin tray with 12 cases and pre-heat oven to 180 degrees/Gas mark 4.

1.In a mixing bowl sift cocoa powder and combine with the flour, caster sugar and baking powder.
2.Whisk together the eggs, oil and water.
3. Using a spatula beat the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients until you have a smooth batter.
4. Divide your mixture evenly amongst the cupcake cases.
5. Bake for around 16 mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool.
6.Make the butter icing by sifting the cocoa powder into the icing sugar, add butter and cream together until glossy.

Now for the fun part, as you can see I had a little helper who thought it was much more fun to ‘help’ by trying to eat all the decorations! To make my cupcakes look like spiders I used two chocolate buttons for eyes and on top of each of those I put a mini green meringue. I covered them with two different types of chocolate sprinkles and made the legs from matchmakers that I’d snapped in half and pushed inside the cakes.

For the chocolate spider webs, I printed a spider web picture to use for a stencil.
7. I slid my stencil underneath the baking paper and used a piping bag to pipe melted white chocolate over the lines. I then put the baking paper in the freezer to set the chocolate.
8. Once set, peel away from the baking paper and prop them up around your cupcakes.

I hope you enjoyed this recipe and give it a try for yourself. Have a Happy Halloween!

 

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Comments

  • Amy

    Written on 26th October 2014

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    Thank you! They were really fun to make and tasted delish! Also someone had to finish off the leftover matchmakers (ahem!)

  • hayley

    Written on 20th October 2015

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    These look so good! I tried to make spider cupcakes and they were SO LAME compared to these lol!! These look amazing!! xx

  • Blogging mummy

    Written on 20th October 2015

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    These look fab my lovely, i really want to make these. They are so fun for the kids. We are away this year though so no party for us. He he still will make some though. :)

  • Lindsay @ Newcastle Family Life

    Written on 20th October 2015

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    They look brilliant and perfect for little ones to make for Halloween. My girls love baking but I rarely do it with them but I might try these out as I know that they would love them xx

  • Zoe Alicia

    Written on 20th October 2015

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    I am especially impressed by the webs! Great job on them, they look so perfect x

  • Angela at Daysinbed

    Written on 20th October 2015

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    oh how tasty do these look! Thanks for sharing. I’ve been feeling a little guilty as I decided not to do anything for halloween this year due to tiredness and then I see all these fab ideas. Maybe I can bribe my Hubby to do some baking with my daughter! ha ha! Angela x

  • Gaby {lifeineight.com}

    Written on 20th October 2015

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    Who would have thought spiders could be adorable and yummy at the same time!? ;) I’m saving this recipe for later on this month :)

  • Sabrina (The Mummy Stylist)

    Written on 20th October 2015

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    Oh wow, you piped those spiderwebs?! They look amazing! I’m definitely making these cupcakes, and Tyler’s going through a baking phase, he’d love it! x

  • Ana De- Jesus

    Written on 20th October 2015

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    Amy you are such a talented mama, not only do you juggle children but you also find the time to put together an amazing blog full of content that would put most blogs to shame. I adore your chocolate spiders they are well crafted and would look delicious at a Halloween party x

  • You Baby Me Mummy

    Written on 20th October 2015

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    These looks so good huni! Might try these with Baby xxx

  • Petra Omoregie

    Written on 21st October 2015

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    This is very unique and amazing idea. I have never seen cool spider cupcakes like these. It looks so good and kids are going to love it.wow, well done :-)

  • Shareen HD

    Written on 21st October 2015

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    Nice creation! I think my daughter would love to make these – we don’t celebrate Halloween but I am sure I can think of a similar idea for her to enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

  • Jade Lewendon

    Written on 21st October 2015

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    I know many people choose not to celebrate Halloween, and although I don’t take my son out trick or treating, I love celebrating Halloween by dressing up in spooky pjs, putting on Hocus Pocus, and doing Halloween themed arts and crafts and baking! This is the second Halloween recipe I’ve found within two minutes, my kitchen is going to hate me but I need to make both these spider cupcakes and the other ones I just found! Wish me luck because I’m not the best at making things look pretty – least not when it comes to food lol xx

  • Helen | Wonderfully Average

    Written on 21st October 2015

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    Wow, I love these, they look incredible! What a fantastic Halloween treat, perfect for half-term baking :-)

  • Emma T

    Written on 21st October 2015

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    N loves matchmakers so I’m sure he’d love these. He does get a bit bored once the mixing bit’s done though so I’d probably have to make them myself.

  • Sarah Golding

    Written on 21st October 2015

    Reply

    They look great. Think we’ll do some baking next week as DJ during half term for pre-school as he loves it. I’ve never tried piping chocolate so not sure I’d be able to do it as nicely though

  • Jade Priscilla

    Written on 21st October 2015

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    You have an incredibly steady hand for tracing over the webs, mine would not have resembled anything! haha! A great halloween treat and I bet it tastes good too! Loving the wooden spoon! :-) x

  • Sophie @ Mumology

    Written on 22nd October 2015

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    Look at you ya Pinterest genius!! These look amazing – I really should do some more baking … Xxx

  • Anna C.

    Written on 22nd October 2015

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    They look super delicious! I would eat them all year round! Hihihihihi
    The spider webs are super cute! That way you made them was genius!

  • Katie / Pouting In Heels

    Written on 22nd October 2015

    Reply

    They look soooo good! Well done darling. What a lovely spooky treat! x

  • Kate ✚

    Written on 22nd October 2015

    Reply

    Oo these look great. My kids would love them. Love the Matchmaker legs too :) great idea!

  • Julia @ rainbeaubelle

    Written on 24th October 2015

    Reply

    Wow these are fab! Look at those webs too – perfect! Xx

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