Easy-peasy Spider Cupcakes Recipe

October 1, 2012

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Spider cupcakes

It may not be quite Halloween yet but surely it is always the perfect time to eat a spider cupcake?!

These tasty treats are incredibly chocolately and will look super cute on your Halloween table or given out to trick-or-treaters.

Spider cupcakes

For the chocolate cupcakes:

What you need:

  • 110g (4oz) butter
  • 110g (4oz) caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 85g (3oz) self-raising flour
  • 4 tsp cocoa powder

What to do:

Cream together the butter and sugar, add the eggs.

Sift the dry ingredients and fold them in.

Pour the mixture into the cake cases.

Bake for 15-17 minutes at 180° C/350° F/Gas 4

For the Decoration:

What you need:

  • chocolate butter icing
  • candy eyes (or you could use chocolate drops)
  • large chocolate buttons
  • liquorice sticks/ chocolate fingers for the legs

What You Do:

Ice the cupcakes. I used a star-shaped piping nozzle to give it a good finish. This doesn’t matter too much as most of the cake will be covered.

Add a circular shaped sweet to the centre.

Cut up your candy into 8 pieces. I found some long fizzy sweets at the corner shop which were brown on the outside with a light coating of sugar which worked perfectly. I was planning on using liquorice and cutting that up or chocolate fingers if i couldn’t find anything else.

Add two eyes. I had some candy eyeballs which you can buy from Ebay or cake decorating shops. These are mainly used for cake pops and I think give a really good finishing touch to a cake. If you can’t get them chocolate drops are good or a small round sweet like m&ms.

Spider cupcakes

Molly enjoyed decorating the cakes to look like spiders. As she is five she could do this herself. The twins are only two so I just got them to cover their cakes with icing and add some sprinkles. They still looked cute with a little Halloween sign in the top.

Spider cupcakes

Don’t forget to check out the other halloween posts in the European blogger Halloween Blog Hop:

If you like this idea then make sure you are following me on Pinterest. I have a board dedicated to fun Halloween and Autumn ideas. 

 

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