Easy Spider Cupcakes Recipe
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Easy Spider Cupcakes Recipe for Halloween

I love spider cupcakes for Halloween. Gruesome food ideas always entertain the children.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Serves: 12

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Ingredients

175g (6 oz) Stork tub


175g (6 oz) golden caster sugar


300g (11 oz) self raising flour, sieved


3 medium eggs


5 tablespoons milk


½ teaspoon baking powder


100g cooked pumpkin or butternut squash, mashed


50g chocolate and hazelnut spread


Zest of 1 orange


Topping


115g icing sugar


A little orange juice


55g (2 oz) plain chocolate, melted or use chocolate and hazelnut spread


Liquorice sweets and laces to decorate

Method
1. Place 12 muffin cases into a muffin tray.

2. Place the first six ingredients into a bowl, and beat with a wooden spoon until the mixture is smooth.

3. Stir in pumpkin mash and orange zest and divide half the mixture evenly between the paper cases, add a half teaspoon chocolate spread and then top with remaining mix.

5. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes oven 200°C, 180°C (fan assisted), Gas mark 6 for 20-25 minutes.

6. Add a little orange juice to the icing sugar until thick and spread over the muffins. Pipe the melted chocolate in 4 circles over the top and then drag a skewer through to give the cobweb effect. Place the sweets and laces on top to look like a spider

I hope you try these spider cupcakes.

Easy Spider Cupcakes Recipe

You might also wish to check out recipes for fiendish cupcakes or carrot muffins as Halloween treats. If craft is your thing check out a spooky Halloween project for the family to get involved with.

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Originally posted 2013-10-14 11:04:54.

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