Spooky Spiderweb Cupcakes

Spooky Spiderweb Cupcakes
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Moist chocolate cupcakes are topped with a vanilla frosting and chocolate swirl spiderwebs, making these cupcakes "Spooktacular!

Spooky Spiderweb Cupcakes by Delightful E Made

For whatever reason, I don’t make cupcakes all that often.  I don’t know why – they are super easy to make, clean up, and especially fun to eat.  Today, Harrison had a football game, and unfortunately they lost a really close one.  So once we got home, I said, “Today would be a good day for cupcakes.”  Harrison agreed enthusiastically!!  Not too many kids wouldn’t.  🙂

Moist chocolate cupcakes are topped with a vanilla frosting and chocolate swirl spiderwebs, making these cupcakes "Spooktacular!

Spooky Spiderweb Cupcakes by Delightful E Made

Since Halloween is just around the corner, I thought we should make the cupcakes extra festive.  Luckily, the only extra ingredient I needed to make the “spiderwebs” was already in my fridge – chocolate syrup!  My mom use to do this with a regular sheet cake and vanilla frosting, and everyone would always say how pretty it was.  Truth is, it is so easy to do!  Simply frost your cupcakes as usual, and make a spiral with the chocolate syrup starting in the center and working outward.  Next, use a toothpick in the center of the cupcake and drag it outward toward the edge, pulling the frosting and syrup to make a pretty line.

Moist chocolate cupcakes are topped with a vanilla frosting and chocolate swirl spiderwebs, making these cupcakes "Spooktacular!

Spooky Spiderweb Cupcakes by Delightful E Made

The results are beautifully “spooktacular”!!

The cupcakes under the pretty frosting are super easy, also.  The recipe uses a store-bought mix, with some extra ingredients to make it extra yummy.  (I’m a fan of using mixes, as they are pretty fool-proof.  The flavor and consistency are pretty spot-on and I always like to add a little sour cream to make the cake extra moist.)

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Spooky Spiderweb Cupcakes
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
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These chocolate-chocolate chip cupcakes with vanilla frosting are "spooktacular!" Perfect for a fun Halloween party, kids classroom treat, or bake sale.
Ingredients
  • 1 box Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix (like Betty Crocker)
  • ¾ c. milk
  • ½ c. vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 c. (8oz. container) sour cream
  • 1 box, chocolate fudge instant pudding mix
  • 1 (12 oz) bag (2 c.) mini chocolate chips
  • Frosting:
  • 1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ c. butter, room temperature
  • 4-5 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • chocolate syrup for decorating
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare two, twelve cup muffin/cupcake pans with paper liners.
  3. In mixing bowl, combine cake mix, milk, oil, eggs, sour cream and pudding mix. With hand or stand mixer, mix on low for about 1 minute. Stop to scrape down sides and ensure all ingredients are incorporated. Mix for another 30 seconds to 1 minute. Pour in the chocolate chips, and fold in with a spatula until combined.
  4. With an ice cream scoop or ladle, add the batter to the lined tins. Each cup will be about ⅔ to ¾ full.
  5. Bake at 350 for 21-24 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.
  6. For frosting, let cream cheese and butter come to room temperature. In mixer, cream these together. Add vanilla. Gradually add powdered sugar until consistency of frosting is light and fluffy. Add a large dollop to each cupcake and make a smooth, flat surface on the top of each cupcake.
  7. With chocolate syrup, start in the center of the cupcake with a thin stream of syrup and work outward making a spiral circle. Using a toothpick, start in the center and drag the syrup and frosting outward. Make several lines from center to edge to create the spiderweb. Enjoy!

I hope these cupcake help make your Halloween or Fall celebration an event to remember!

Enjoy!

Erin

Moist chocolate cupcakes are topped with a vanilla frosting and chocolate swirl spiderwebs, making these cupcakes "Spooktacular!"

 

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Comments

  1. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    These cupcakes are so fun for Halloween, Erin! Thanks for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends this week – I’ll be sharing this on Facebook!

    • Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

      I’m choosing this as one of my features at tomorrow’s All My Bloggy Friends! I can’t wait to see what you share this week 🙂

  2. Oh man, these are so fun! I love the spider webs (kid at heart, I suppose:). Cupcakes are one of life’s simple pleasures and these look amazing.

  3. Your mom is a smart lady!! This is so cute and perfect for Halloween parties! Pinned!!

  4. Super cute cupcakes!! Love how festive they are with the webs 🙂

  5. These look great! Simple but effective and definitely ‘spooktacular’ 😀

    Stopping by from two cup Tuesday and following you on twitter! looking forward to reading more of your posts 🙂

    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says:

      The cupcakes are easy and come out really pretty. Thanks so much for stopping by and following! ~Erin

  6. These are so creative. Can’t wait to try them! (PS: Visiting from Show Stopper Saturday)

    • delightful.e.made@gmail.com says:

      Megan, these are really easy to bake and frost. Hope you get to enjoy them soon! ~Erin

  7. What a fun looking cupcake! I found you at the LInk Party Palooza! 🙂 I’m pinning this idea right now.

  8. These are so fun and festive, Erin. I’ve done the spiderweb design on cookies before but have never thought to do it on cupcakes…too cute! I’m sure that Harrison was thrilled with these…I know my boys would have been! 🙂

  9. Me too! I would have never thought to do spiderweb on a cupcake, but it’s super cute! Thanks for sharing!

  10. Your cupcakes look fabulous!!! Love the spider webs!

  11. These look so much fun to make and easy to do – which is my kind of cupcake! Cute as can be!

    We’ve featured your post on the BeBetsy Brag About It No. 26 – thanks so much for visiting BeBetsy and hope to see you at our party tomorrow!

    Sharon and Denise ♥
    http://bebetsy.com

  12. These are great, I love the idea and it’s not very complicated! Found you at Brag About It!

  13. Thanks for sharing at Whimsy Wednesday last week! I featured you in my roundup today!

    You can see it here…
    http://www.ohmy-creative.com/holiday-crafts/halloween/12-halloween-spider-crafts/

  14. How creative! I don’t make cupcakes very often either, your right they are super easy. Love how these came out, the spider webs look awesome! Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturday!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

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  16. These would be a huge hit at my house!

  17. I cannot wait to surprise the kids with these – what a fun treat

  18. These cupcakes are so fun and creative! Love!

  19. Not only do these look like spiderwebs on top…but man they look delish!!

    Sharing 😉

  20. I love how incredible effective your cupcake decorating technique is! Definitely need to give this a try this year.

  21. These look fabulous! How wonderful is that frosting? Wow!

  22. These cupcakes look so so yummy and the decorating is incredible! I can’t wait to try them! Thank you!

  23. Your Spider web cupcakes are awesome! What an easy spooky idea. I’d love it if you would share them on my Halloween Linky {link in my sidebar}!! New follower!
    Kim

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