Spider Chocolate Cup Cakes – Halloween Countdown

Spider Cup Cakes Chocolate Cup Cakes decorate them with liquorice legs, great for Halloween!

Ingredients Makes 12 cakes C

100g plain chocolate
4tbsp golden syrup
150g unsalted butter, softened
80ml double cream
150g caster sugar
100g milk chocolate
20g cocoa, sifted
100g plain chocolate
3 eggs, beaten
3 tbsp Rachel’s Greek Style Natural Bio Live Yogurt
125g self raising flour
1 ½tsp baking powder

Decoration 2 tbsp Rachel’s Greek Style Natural Bio Live Yogurt Chocolate sugar strands Smarties or similar sweets (for the eyes) Liquorice laces or Catherine wheels


1.Pre-heat the oven 180°C, gas mark 4 and line a muffin tray with paper cases.

2.Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and microwave on medium power for 1 minute until melted, alternatively place over a pan of simmering water.

3.In a mixing bowl beat the butter, caster sugar, cocoa powder and eggs, until soft and creamy. Add the flour and baking powder. Lastly add in the yogurt ensure the mixture is well combined.

4.Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 20 minutes until risen and firm to touch. Leave to cool.

5.Meanwhile in a small bowl gently heat the icing ingredients, except the yogurt either do this in a microwave, medium power or over a pan of simmering water until the chocolate has melted, leave to cool then add the yogurt. The frosting should be soft but not runny.

6.Spoon the frosting onto each cake and carefully spread with the back of a knife. Dip each cake into chocolate sugar strands then place the Smarties for eyes, cut the liquorice laces into 8 equal pieces and push into the icing – work quickly before the frosting sets. To make the eyes stand out and a mouth simply place some of the frosting in a piping bag with a small plain nozzle and pipe for the desired effect



  1. Chickenruby October 6, 2011 / 3:17 pm

    I shall be making those for sure

  2. Alexander Residence October 6, 2011 / 8:37 pm

    I am so rubbish at baking but these look so doabale, and my kids will LOVE!

  3. motherporridge October 7, 2011 / 1:43 pm

    Those are brilliant! We are having a Halloween lunch next weekend for some friends and now I know what’s for pud.

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