Spider Cupcakes

46  Ratings
  • 15 min prep
  • 1 hr 10 min total
  • Makes 24 servings.

Spider Cupcakes Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 pkg. (3.9 oz.) chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 1/3 cup orange sugar-sweetened soft drink mix
  • 2 Tbsp. hot water
  • 1 can (16 oz.) ready-to-spread white frosting
  • 24 OREO Cookies
  • 12 pieces black string licorice (32 inches each)
  • 48 miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces

Instructions

  • Prepare  cake batter as directed on package; blend in dry pudding mix. Spoon into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool completely.
  • Dissolve  drink mix in hot water. Stir into frosting in bowl until well blended. Use to frost cupcakes, reserving some of the frosting for attaching the decorations.
  • Cut  each licorice piece into 16 (2-inch) lengths; set aside. Place 1 cookie on top of each cupcake; insert 4 licorice pieces into frosting on each side of cookie for the spider's legs. Use reserved frosting to attach chocolate pieces to tops of cookies for the spiders' eyes.

Recipe Tips

Size-WiseWith their built-in portion control, these spooky cupcakes are great treats to serve at a kids' Halloween party.

Make AheadCupcakes can be decorated up to 8 hours before serving.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings.

Nutrition per serving:

  • Calories 320 
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 25 mg
  • Sodium 370 mg
  • Carbohydrate 48 g
  • Dietary fiber 1 g
  • Sugars 35 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Vitamin A 0 %DV
  • Vitamin C 0 %DV
  • Calcium 4 %DV
  • Iron 10 %DV

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