Spider CupcakesSpooky Spider Cupcakes are creepyand easy! Make a chocolate cupcake into a spider by adding…
1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size) 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup baking cocoa 1/2 cup butter, cubed 1/2 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 12 large marshmallows Sprinkles 24 miniature marshmallows, cut in half 48 M&M’s minis 192 pieces black licorice (3 inches)
Prepare cake mix batter according to package
Fill 24 paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
Bake at 350° for 21-26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
For frosting, in a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, butter and milk.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla.
Cool to 110°.
Transfer to a large bowl.
Beat until thickened and mixture begins to lose its gloss, about 8 minutes.
Cut large marshmallows in half crosswise; place a half on each cupcake.
Frost marshmallow and top of cupcake.
Dip cupcakes in sprinkles.
Place a dab of frosting on each miniature marshmallow and press on to cupcakes.
Place a dab of frosting on each M&M and press on to marshmallows for eyes.
For spider legs, use a metal or wooden skewer to poke four holes on opposite sides of cupcakes; insert a piece of licorice into each hole.
Nutrition Facts 1 cupcake (calculated without licorice):
- 246 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 34mg cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.