Halloween Tarantula Mini Cupcakes

  • Prep 1 hr 30 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 48
Halloween Tarantula Mini Cupcakes

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ dark chocolate cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Frosting

1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
2
tablespoons butter (do not use margarine)
3/4 cup whipping cream
2
tablespoons light corn syrup

Decorations

96
orange jelly beans, if desired
Black string licorice, cut into 1-inch pieces, if desired
Chocolate sprinkles, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place mini paper baking cup in each of 48 miniature muffin cups. Make and bake cupcakes as directed on box for miniature-size cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs. Remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 20 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in medium bowl, place chocolate chips and butter. In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream and corn syrup to boiling; remove from heat. Pour over chocolate chips and butter; let stand 1 minute. Stir with whisk until smooth. Cover; refrigerate until spreadable, about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • 3
    Frost cupcakes with frosting. Place 2 jelly beans on each cupcake for eyes. Press 8 licorice pieces into frosting on each cupcake for legs. Decorate with chocolate sprinkles.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • If you don’t have time to make 48 miniature treats, tarantulas can easily be made using regular-size muffin cups. Simply follow the instructions on the cake mix package for regular-size cupcakes. Be sure to cut the licorice into 2-inch pieces instead of 1-inch pieces for the legs.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Mini Cupcake
Calories
123
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
0%
Saturated Fat
3g
0%
Sodium
104mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
16g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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