Spider Cupcakes 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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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


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

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.

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  1. Louise Barrett October 30, 2013 / 2:11 pm

    ooh I have a little pumpkin that needs using up. I like the sound of these. The kid is away with Granny so I won’t even need to share 😉

  2. Laura October 30, 2017 / 10:10 am

    My kids would love these. Even though im not a great baker will give these a go for sure.

  3. mackenzieglanville October 21, 2018 / 9:10 am

    I think I can handle the web, but I could not put the spider in my mouth lol, he would have to be removed! thanks for being part of this weeks #ABloggingGoodTime

  4. Kate (@Newmummykate) October 21, 2018 / 7:49 pm

    These look brilliant! Great idea for a Halloween party. Thanks for linking up #twinklytuesday

  5. nightwisprav3n October 24, 2018 / 1:11 pm

    Spiders are so creepy. Even the fakes ones but now I’m in the mood for cupcakes lol! #ABloggingGoodTime

  6. mummyinatutu October 24, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Oooo I might have to try these with Alyssa!
    Thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

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