Halloween Spider Cupcakes

Add a creative dessert to your Halloween celebration! Enjoy these spider cupcakes decorated with candies and sugar.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 18

1 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup buttermilk
1/2
cup vegetable oil
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
egg
1
cup butter or margarine, softened
3
cups powdered sugar
1/4
cup black sanding sugar
18
red miniature candy-coated chocolate candies

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups. In large bowl, mix flour, granulated sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. In medium bowl, mix buttermilk, oil, 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and the egg with whisk until blended. Add oil mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until blended. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 2 Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  • 3 In large bowl, beat butter, 1 cup of the powdered sugar and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar, beating until blended. Frost cupcakes. For each cupcake, place small spider-shaped stencil or template on frosting; sprinkle black sanding sugar over stencil to cover the image. Carefully remove stencil. Place red candy in center of spider.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
402
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
10g,
10%
),
Sodium
239mg
239%;
Total Carbohydrate
53g
53%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.