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Owl and Spider Cupcakes

owl and spider cupcakes Dessert
Owl and Spider Cupcakes
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 24

Add something creative to your Halloween celebration! Enjoy these owl shaped cupcakes made with Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix and Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 7, 2011
Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Make with
Betty Crocker Cake Mix

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ yellow cake mix (or other flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix package

Frosting and Decorations

Black string licorice, cut into 2-inch pieces
2
containers Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
Black decorator sugar crystals
Large black gumdrops
Red cinnamon candies
Assorted candies
Chocolate wafer cookies

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    Mix and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3
    To make spiders, press 4 licorice pieces into each side of 12 of the cupcakes, letting about 1 1/2 inches hang over side of cupcake. Spread tops of cupcakes with chocolate frosting; sprinkle with black decorator sugar crystals. Slice black gumdrops in half for faces. Press red cinnamon candies in center for eyes.
  • 4
    To make owls, spread chocolate frosting on remaining 12 cupcakes. Use candies to form eyes, beaks and feet on each cupcake. Cut chocolate wafer cookies into quarters; place wafer pieces, triangle points up, behind eyes for ears. Cut wafer cookies into thirds for wings; place on cupcakes. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

  • Licorice allsorts is a mixture of several shapes and colors of licorice.
  • Candy corn pieces can be used for the owls’ beaks, and yellow ring-shaped hard candies can be used for the owls’ eyes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
3g
14%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
250mg
10%
Potassium
100mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
28g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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