Halloween Spider Cupcakes

Halloween Spider Cupcakes - These easy spider cupcakes are a must this Halloween, and such a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!

These easy spider cupcakes are a must this Halloween, and such a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!

Halloween Spider Cupcakes - These easy spider cupcakes are a must this Halloween, and such a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!

Confession time: Jason and I don’t have any children, and my niece and nephews are back in Los Angeles so I made these spider cupcakes just for me. They were just too cute, and it was a sure way to get me in the Halloween mood.

Halloween Spider Cupcakes - These easy spider cupcakes are a must this Halloween, and such a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!

Halloween Spider Cupcakes - These easy spider cupcakes are a must this Halloween, and such a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!

Halloween Spider Cupcakes - These easy spider cupcakes are a must this Halloween, and such a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!

Halloween Spider Cupcakes - These easy spider cupcakes are a must this Halloween, and such a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!

Halloween Spider Cupcakes - These easy spider cupcakes are a must this Halloween, and such a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!

Halloween Spider Cupcakes - These easy spider cupcakes are a must this Halloween, and such a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!

Halloween Spider Cupcakes - These easy spider cupcakes are a must this Halloween, and such a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!

These cupcakes are incredibly easy to make and kid-friendly so you can definitely have your kids help out in the kitchen with these adorable cupcakes. Not to mention, they’re even more fun to gobble up!

Halloween Spider Cupcakes - These easy spider cupcakes are a must this Halloween, and such a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!

And yes, spiders have 8 legs – I only did 6 here as I ran out of room on the cupcakes!

Halloween Spider Cupcakes

Prep Time 40 minutes

Cook Time 20 minutes

Total Time 1 hour

Yield 12

12

Halloween Spider Cupcakes

These easy spider cupcakes are a must this Halloween, and such a fun way to get the kids in the kitchen!

Ingredients

    For the cupcakes
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • For the chocolate glaze
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • For the spiders
  • 1/2 cup chocolate sprinkles
  • 24 candy eyeballs
  • Black string licorice, cut into 2-inch strips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a 12-cup standard muffin tin with paper liners; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  • In bowl of an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment, beat butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in egg, one at a time, until well combined. Beat in vanilla just until incorporated. With mixer on low speed, add dry ingredients and milk alternately in 3 parts, beginning and ending with dry ingredients, beating just until incorporated.
  • Scoop the batter evenly into the muffin tray. Place into oven and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  • To make the glaze, combine confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder and milk. Whisk until smooth. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk as needed.
  • Use a small offset spatula to frost cupcakes and dip in chocolate sprinkles.
  • Place 2 candy eyeballs on each cupcake.
  • Use a metal or wooden skewer to poke 4 holes on opposite sides of each cupcake; insert licorice into each hole.

Notes

Adapted from Skinnytaste

http://damndelicious.net/2013/10/22/halloween-spider-cupcakes/