Halloween Spider Web Cupcakes

Halloween Cupcake Recipes
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2 Reviews
These cupcakes are fun to serve for a children's or adult Halloween party.
40 min
Prep Time
1:30
Total Time
24 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 1/2 cups
sugar
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
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

Frosting

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

Glaze

1 cup
real semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 teaspoons
shortening

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Fill prepared muffin cups with about 2 tablespoons batter. Bake 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Tips

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.

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Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories
230
Cholesterol
35mg
Carbohydrates
40g
Protein
3g
Fat
10g
Sodium
140mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

love this stuff i eat it all year long

Rating

This is my favorite cupcake recipe. They are so moist. I make them all year - not only at halloween.

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