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!

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!

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!

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 3 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/


Comments

  1. says

    The cupcakes themselves look spot on perfect! I recently just posted/made yellow cupcakes and from scratch cupcakes can get so dry so easily, and your naked/before decorating shot is just awesome. And they are so cute!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for all the pics in this post. The step shots are a pain but appreciated. Pinned!

  2. says

    LOVE. You must have read my mind, because I just posted last night about how much I love yellow cupcakes with chocolate frosting! :-) and you want to know the other funny thing? I was at the grocery store yesterday afternoon, and in the baking section, they had a bag of those eyes. I had them in my hand, and was going to buy them, but then at the last minute decided to put them back. Now I have to go back and buy them!! These little spiders are so adorable, and like you…I think I need to make them for me, too. :-)

  3. Sandy says

    So happy to see this pinned. I am officially the baker for a Halloween treat for my grand children’s party at school this evening. These it’s bitsy spiders will be such a hit! Thank you for the recipe!

  4. Ashley says

    I’m going to make these with my two year old this afternoon. They will be perfect for her to do. She saw the picture and is sooo excited! Me too!

  5. says

    I have done this! I like Putting peanut butter in them and covering with a but more choc ! Cheaper than reuses cups which are £1.00 for 3 small cups!

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