Halloween Cupcake Recipes

Halloween Spider Web Cupcakes

These cupcakes are fun to serve for a children's or adult Halloween party.

40 min. prep time
24 cupcakes
252 Ratings



1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 to 4 tablespoons milk


1 cup real semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 teaspoons shortening


Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24  muffin pan cups; set aside.

Combine sugar and 1/4 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add eggs; continue beating until creamy. Add sour cream, milk and vanilla. Continue beating until well mixed. Add all remaining cupcake ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.

Fill prepared muffin cups with about 2 tablespoons batter. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar and 1/4 cup butter in bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often and gradually adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency.

Melt chocolate chips and shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until smooth. Place melted chocolate in small heavy-duty resealable plastic food bag; snip tip from one corner to make very small hole.

Frost 6 cupcakes, using about 1 tablespoon frosting for each cupcake. Immediately pipe 3 concentric circles of melted chocolate onto each frosted cupcake. Starting at center, draw toothpick 5 or 6 times through chocolate circles to outside edge of frosting to make spider web design. Repeat with remaining cupcakes and frosting. Let stand until chocolate is firm.

Recipe Tip

Place chocolate chips and shortening into small heavy-duty resealable plastic food bag. Microwave 30-60 seconds or until chips are melted. Squeeze bag several times to combine melted chips and shortening.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories: 230

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 140mg

Carbohydrates: 40g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #10574©1999Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

love this stuff i eat it all year long
This is my favorite cupcake recipe. They are so moist. I make them all year - not only at halloween.

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