Yummy Spider Cupcake Halloween Recipes
Halloween is one of the few holidays that appeal to both adults and children. Even though you might be too old to go out and trick-or-treat around your neighborhood, you'll still have fun watching the kids come to your doorstep in their costumes. Making yummy spider cupcakes is a fun way to sweeten up a Halloween get-together.
If you're like most people, you might grow tired of bringing the same old bundt cake or side dish to the neighborhood Halloween party time and time again. This year, have fun trying out new Halloween recipes that will delight and wow your friends and your children's friends.
This recipe for creepy and yummy spider cupcakes is great because you can customize it in any way you want. While this recipe calls for chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting, you can use any flavor of cake or frosting that you like. You can also use the candy that you have on hand to make the eyes and legs.
Spider cupcakes also keep well. You can make and freeze the cupcakes ahead of time. Let the small cakes defrost and come up to room temperature before adding the frosting and other decorations. These cupcakes are great for parties for adults and kids, and you can even send the spider cupcakes to your son or daughter for a school party.
Halloween Spider Cupcakes Recipe
1 package chocolate cake mix (and ingredients listed on the box)
2 cans chocolate or fudge frosting
1 bottle black food coloring
1 package miniature chocolate cookies
1 package black licorice whips
Set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit or the temperature listed on the box. Place cupcake liners inside muffin or cupcake tins.
Mix the chocolate cake mix with the ingredients listed on the box. You typically need oil or water and one egg. Pour the finished batter into the cupcake tins.
Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcakes comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool.
Transfer the cans of frosting to a large bowl. Add a few drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly. Continue adding more food coloring to the frosting until it turns a dark shade of black.
Cut the chocolate cookies in half to expose the white filling inside. Using a paintbrush, brush a small dot of black food coloring in the center of each white spot to make eyeballs.
Frost each of the cupcakes with a thick layer of frosting. Cut the licorice whips into smaller even pieces to make the legs. Push one end of the licorice into each cupcake. Repeat until you have eight legs. Press the cookies into the front of each cupcake to form the eyes.
Have fun decorating the cupcakes with other cookies and candies to make customized spider cupcakes for Halloween.