Halloween Cupcake Recipes

Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Dark chocolate cupcakes are decorated with candies to create a scary treat.

60 min.prep time 1:45total time
24 cupcakes
1 Rating

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package dark chocolate cake mix
1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted
1 1/4 cups chocolate milk or water
3/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Frosting

6 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla

Decorations

Large black gumdrops or other candies
Small gumdrops or other round candies
Black sparkle decorator gel
Black string licorice, cut into 2-inch pieces

Directions

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

Combine all cupcake ingredients except chocolate chips in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy; stir in chocolate chips. Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full.

Bake 17-19 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

Combine powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter, corn syrup and vanilla in medium bowl. Beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Increase speed to high; beat, gradually adding enough half & half for desired frosting consistency.

Frost cupcakes. Create spiders using large gumdrop for body and small gumdrop for head. Make eyes with black decorator gel. Create legs by inserting 4 licorice pieces on each side of large gumdrop.

Recipe Tip

- Use a spring-loaded ice cream or cookie dough scoop to place batter into paper baking cups.

- Check the bulk candy section of the supermarket for fun candies to make these cute spiders!

- Use black sparkle decorator gel for legs instead of black licorice.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake without decorations)

Calories: 260

Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 35mg

Sodium: 230mg

Carbohydrates: 38g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #15324©2012Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Very good taste for cupcake and the frosting. Used hershey drops for body, chewy nerds for heads and sour spagetti for legs

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