Spider Cupcakes for Halloween: Nothing Creepy About These Easy Spider Cupcakes by Donna John

Holidays Cakes/Cupcakes
11 months ago

Spider Cupcakes for Halloween: Nothing Creepy About These Easy Spider Cupcakes

These Halloween spider cupcakes will creep their way into your heart. Why? Because they’re so darn cute and easy to make.

Make a whole batch or two of these adorable spider cupcakes. Decorate the table with fake spiderwebs to create the perfect Halloween tablescape. 

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 to 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 to 45 minutes


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix (plus ingredients to make it)
  • 1 tub chocolate frosting
  • black sugar or black sprinkles
  • black licorice strings
  • Mini M&Ms or orange Skittles
  • black cupcake baking liners

Here’s how you make them:

  1. Bake the cake according to package directions for cupcakes using black baking liners. Cool.
  2. Frost the cupcakes with the chocolate icing, mounding the icing to form the spider’s body.
  3. Generously cover the top of the cupcakes with the black sugar or black sprinkles.
  4. Cut the licorice into 3- to 4-inch lengths. Insert three into each side of the cupcake to form the legs.
  5. Add two M&M’s or Skittles for the eyes. 

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