Creepy Spider Cupcake Recipe

Check out this Creepy Spider Cupcake Recipe! Super yum! I saw this and just had to have this for my site because I knew that you all would enjoy this as well. It makes 18 cupcakes which is awesome for school parties or your next Halloween or spooky party!

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Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients  (or you can just buy a chocolate mix):

1 3/4 C flour
2 C sugar
1 C dark cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 C whole milk, room temp
1/2 C oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 C boiling water

Frosting Ingredients:

1 C of unsalted butter, room temp
4 C powder sugar
4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Orange, purple & black gel food coloring
1 bag of candy spiders

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Making cupcakes:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Now line each cupcake tin with paper liners. Start by mixing the flour, sugar, dark cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
In a second bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Beat all of the ingredients together for three minutes on medium. After these ingredients are mixed slowly begin to add the boiling water, a little amount at the beginning, stirring as you add, then pour in the remaining boiling water. Your batter may be a little runny but that is okay.
Using a medium ice cream scoop pour the batter into the lined cupcake tins until about 3/4rds filled. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the oven allowing them to cool for 10 minutes. Finally, remove each cupcake from the pan placing them on a wire rack to completely cool.

Let’s frost:

Cream powder sugar and butter until mixture is light and creamy. If for some reason it doesn’t cream you can add a few drops of heavy whipping cream until it creams.
Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by getting a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down to see if the frosting stays on the spoon or falls off. If it stays on the spoon, you’re good, if not add more powder sugar 1/4 cup at a time and mix well.
Divide the frosting equally into three bowls. Add several drops of each of the gel food colorings into each of the bowls. One color per bowl. Mix well until the color is thoroughly blended.
Once the frosting is ready, you can place it into a pastry bag with a large tip (we used a 13-inch tip) Scoop one color of your frosting at a time, putting it on one side of the bag. Add the other two colors of frosting to the two other sides of the pastry bag.
Twist the open end of the pastry bag and pushing the frosting to the tip, test to make sure that the colors are mixed together, and frost the cupcake edges inward to the center of the cupcake. Place a candy spider in the center of the frosted cupcake.

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Creepy Spider Cupcake Recipe
Serves: 18
 
Ingredients
  • Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients (or you can just buy a chocolate mix):
  • 1¾ C flour
  • 2 C sugar
  • 1 C dark cocoa
  • 1½ tsp baking soda
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C whole milk, room temp
  • ½ C oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C boiling water
  • Frosting Ingredients:
  • 1 C of unsalted butter, room temp
  • 4 C powder sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • Orange, purple & black gel food coloring
  • 1 bag of candy spiders
Instructions
  1. Making cupcakes:
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Now line each cupcake tin with paper liners. Start by mixing the flour, sugar, dark cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
  3. In a second bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Beat all of the ingredients together for three minutes on medium. After these ingredients are mixed slowly begin to add the boiling water, a little amount at the beginning, stirring as you add, then pour in the remaining boiling water. Your batter may be a little runny but that is okay.
  4. Using a medium ice cream scoop pour the batter into the lined cupcake tins until about ¾rds filled. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the oven allowing them to cool for 10 minutes. Finally, remove each cupcake from the pan placing them on a wire rack to completely cool.
  5. Let’s frost:
  6. Cream powder sugar and butter until mixture is light and creamy. If for some reason it doesn’t cream you can add a few drops of heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  7. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by getting a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down to see if the frosting stays on the spoon or falls off. If it stays on the spoon, you’re good, if not add more powder sugar ¼ cup at a time and mix well.
  8. Divide the frosting equally into three bowls. Add several drops of each of the gel food colorings into each of the bowls. One color per bowl. Mix well until the color is thoroughly blended.
  9. Once the frosting is ready, you can place it into a pastry bag with a large tip (we used a 13-inch tip) Scoop one color of your frosting at a time, putting it on one side of the bag. Add the other two colors of frosting to the two other sides of the pastry bag.
  10. Twist the open end of the pastry bag and pushing the frosting to the tip, test to make sure that the colors are mixed together, and frost the cupcake edges inward to the center of the cupcake. Place a candy spider in the center of the frosted cupcake.

 

Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 15, 7, and 4 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey (especially the Chicago Blackhawks & Pittsburgh Penguins), and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at everydimecounts@gmail.com to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

20 thoughts on “Creepy Spider Cupcake Recipe”

  1. (Creepy Spider Cupcake Recipe) Love this Halloween cupcake recipe for .my three year old grandson and I to make together, he will love them!

  2. These Creepy Spider Cupcakes are so freaky and my son loves doing cupcakes like this and he would love to be creative and make these. Thanks for the recipe!

  3. These are awesome. I love the tie die look. I could see doing this year round, certainly not just for halloween (maybe minus the eyeballs).

  4. These look so awesome! I love cupcakes! They are one of my favorite desserts! I will definitely have to make these next Halloween. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

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