When thinking of Halloween desserts, there are two ways to go – cute or creepy. I tend to err on the side of cute, but Spiderweb Cupcakes are a hint creepy as well. Especially if you put plastic spider rings in the top!
These Halloween treats are basic chocolate cupcakes that are frosted in a spooky fashion. You’ll want to use a piping bag or a Ziploc for the white lines, but they are something that anyone can put together. If you aren’t able to find the purple Pillsbury frosting with sprinkles included, use some white vanilla frosting and food coloring until you have a happy purple. Purchase your sprinkles separately and you’ll be all set!
These vegetarian cupcakes can be made a day ahead of time if you need to start making your Halloween desserts early. That said, I would save the sprinkles to apply right before you plan to serve so that they don’t get soft.
Chocolate cupcake mix (typically calls for oil, eggs, and water)
Purple frosting (I used Pillsbury Funfetti Bold Purple Vanilla)
Confetti sprinkles (green, purple, blue and/or black)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with black cupcake liners.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together your cupcake mix, oil, eggs, and/or water until combined per the instructions on the box of cake mix.
Fill your cupcake liners two-thirds of the way full with your chocolate batter and bake for 14 – 19 minutes, until a fork comes out clean.
Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow them to cool.
After your cupcakes have cooled, frost each one with purple frosting.
Fill a decorating bag or Ziploc with white frosting and cut a small tip off the end.
Use your white frosting-filled decorating bag to draw a star shape using 3 lines onto each cupcake (like pictured) for the beginning of the spider web. This will divide the cupcake into 6 triangles.
Starting towards the center, use your white frosting-filled decorating bag to draw a scalloped circle in the center. Then draw a second scalloped circle towards the outside.
Top your cupcakes off with confetti sprinkles and serve!
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These can be made a day early, but I would save the sprinkles to apply right before you plan to serve so that they don't get soft. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 35 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 8mg Sodium: 20mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 3g Protein: 0g
These can be made a day early, but I would save the sprinkles to apply right before you plan to serve so that they don't get soft.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.