Black Widow Cupcakes

Black Widow Cupcakes

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

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

18

servings

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.
Makes 18 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 402
    • Total Fat 21g
      • (Saturated Fat 10g,),
    • Sodium 239mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 53g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Protein 3g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      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.