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Spider Web Cupcakes

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These Halloween Spider Web Cupcakes will add an extra dose of creepy crawly effect to your Halloween dessert creations.

It’s been Halloween 24/7 in my house lately. I had all these delicious ideas built in my mind, and I wanted to get them made and shared with you before the holiday season arrives.

These Halloween Spider Web Cupcakes will add an extra dose of creepy crawly effect to your Halloween dessert creations.

Angela has been loving all the festive Halloween baking she’s been doing with me. She may never come down from the sugar high that she’s on this week! What in the world was I thinking?

With all the parties and gatherings that are going to be happening in the next couple of weeks, we thought it might be nice to make some Spider Web cupcakes.

And these cupcakes do not disappoint! They’re really easy to make. Plus, you can make them look as spooky as you want or you can take it easy and make them look a little more fun rather than spooky.

These Spider Web cupcakes will work great for classroom parties, fall hayrides, haunted house trips, and more. Are you ready to rock these cupcakes? Let’s get spooky!

Frequently Asked Questions About Spider Web Cupcakes 

How do I store these Halloween cupcakes?

You can store these cupcakes just like any other cupcakes. That means that they store on the counter for up to a week. Just a little tip (and trust me, I learned this lesson the hard way) don’t keep your cupcakes near the stove. Being near heat can make your frosting melt and run.

Can I freeze these spider cupcakes?

Yes! You can freeze these cupcakes, and here’s how to do it. Make sure that the frosting is completely dry and let them cool. After they have cooled, put them in a freezer bag or container so that no air or other contaminants come in contact with your cupcakes. Then stick that container/bag in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When you’re ready to eat them just take them out of the freezer and let them thaw on the counter. This will take about an hour or so depending on how cold your house is. Decorate them when you’re ready to, and then enjoy!

These Halloween Spider Web Cupcakes will add an extra dose of creepy crawly effect to your Halloween dessert creations.

How do I make the spider web design

This is one of the easiest parts. Make sure that your icing has been mixed for a couple minutes until it’s nice and fluffy. Then choose whether or not you want to use Wilton Blue Icing Color or Black Icing Colors . Don’t get something too dark, because they’re going to come out looking like black blobs on your cupcakes.

Then take a toothpick or butter knife and draw 4 lines across the cupcake to make a cross shape. Then, either leave them as they are or you can add smaller lines between each section and you have your spider webs.

Spider Web Cupcakes 

Buttermilk: Whole milk buttermilk has the best taste for baking. Don’t have buttermilk on hand? Mix together 1/2 cup of milk with 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar and allow to sit for 10 minutes. Now you have homemade buttermilk.

Frosting: You can use any type of your favorite white frosting. Homemade or store bought. For these cupcakes Angela I whipped up a batch of her favorite vanilla frosting. You will also need a tube of black frosting.

Food Coloring: For this recipe you can use either liquid or red food coloring gel. I like the gel best of all.

These Halloween Spider Web Cupcakes will add an extra dose of creepy crawly effect to your Halloween dessert creations.

How To Make 

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Combine all ingredients into a medium sized bowl and combine well.

Line a large cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Spray lightly with cooking spray if desired.

Prepare cream cheese mixture for the center.

Place one tablespoon of batter into the pan. Place a small amount of the red cream cheese into the pan on top of the first tablespoon. Cover the cream cheese with more batter.

Bake the cupcakes for 20-23 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool completely once finished.

Cover the cooled cupcake with frosting and then draw several circles on the top of the cupcake with black icing using either a tube or a toothpick. If you are not using a spider in the center, make your center circle very small.

Drag several lines from the center of the cupcake to the edge in order to create a web look. Enjoy!

Spider Web Cupcakes
Yield: 1 Dozen

Spider Web Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 38 minutes

These Halloween Spider Web Cupcakes will add an extra dose of creepy crawly effect to your Halloween dessert creations.

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup buttermilk

TOPPING

  • White Frosting
  • Black Icing in Tube
  • Toothpick

FILLING

  • 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 - 1 cup granulated sugar
  • red food coloring

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a medium sized bowl and combine well.
  3. Line a large cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Spray lightly with cooking spray if desired.
  4. Prepare cream cheese mixture for the center.
  5. Place one tablespoon of batter into the pan. Place a small amount of the red cream cheese into the pan on top of the first tablespoon. Cover the cream cheese with more batter.
  6. Bake the cupcakes for 20-23 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool completely once finished.
  7. Cover the cooled cupcake with frosting and then draw several circles on the top of the cupcake with black icing using either a tube or a toothpick. If you are not using a spider in the center, make your center circle very small.
  8. Drag several lines from the center of the cupcake to the edge in order to create a web look. Enjoy!

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