Spider Web Halloween Cupcakes



– 1 box Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix (like Betty Crocker) – 3/4 c. milk – 1/2 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 – 1/2 c. butter, room temperature – 4-5 c. powdered sugar – 1 tsp. vanilla – chocolate syrup for decorating


Step 1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare two, twelve cup muffin/cupcake pans with paper liners.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

With an ice cream scoop or ladle, add the batter to the lined tins. Each cup will be about 2/3 to 3/4 full. Bake at 350 for 21-24 minutes. Let cool completely before frosting.

Step 4

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.

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!

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