Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Halloween Cupcake Recipes
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Dark chocolate cupcakes are decorated with candies to create a scary treat.
1:00
Prep Time
1:45
Total Time
24 cupcakes

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 water
3
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
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
6 to 8 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Half & Half

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

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake 17-19 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 Tips

- 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
Cholesterol
35mg
Carbohydrates
38g
Protein
3g
Fat
11g
Sodium
230mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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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