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Spider Web Cupcakes

Spider Web Cupcakes


These delectable cupcakes are an easy way to make your next Halloween party festive and fun.

serves 24 cupcakes


cost per recipe: $4.82

The price is determined by the national average.

  • 2

    cups cake flour

  • 1 1/3

    cups granulated sugar

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    tablespoon baking powder

  • 1/2

    cup (1/2 stick) vegetable shortening

  • 1 1/2

    cups milk

  • 2


  • 2 1/2

    teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 4

    cups confectioners' sugar

  • 1/3

    cup butter-flavor vegetable shortening

  • 2

    dashes orange food coloringor 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips

  • 2

    dashes black food coloringor 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips

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How to Make It

Step 1

Heat the oven to 350°F.  Place paper liners into 24 (2 1/2-inch) muffin-pan cups.

Step 2

Stir the flour, granulated sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.  Add the shortening and 2/3 cup milk and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Add the eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat for 2 minutes.  Pour the batter into the muffin-pan cups. 

Step 3

Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.  Let the cupcakes cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Remove the cupcakes from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 4

Beat the confectioners' sugar, butter-flavored shortening, the remaining vanilla extract and half the remaining milk in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed.  Gradually beat in the remaining milk until the frosting is desired consistency.

Step 5

Reserve 1/2 cup frosting.  Tint the remaining frosting orange with the food coloring.  Frost the cupcakes with the orange frosting.  Tint the reserved frosting black.  Using a pastry bag, pipe the black frosting in a spider web pattern on the cupcakes.

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Ratings & Reviews

  • melissa.ruoff

    November 6, 2008

    Spider Web Cupcakes

    The cupcakes turned out great. I used food coloring to create orange and black frosting. I used the orange and black icing in the icing bags to create the spiderwebs, they were a big hit at my halloween party.

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