Spider web cupcakes

Make your own Spider Web Cupcakes this Halloween!

This is a great recipe to make with the kids (or for your younger customers), but we can’t take credit for it. This one comes courtesy of Martha Stewart.

But if you don’t fancy baking your own, or are short on time, you can use a shop-bought packet mix.

Let’s face it, the fun part is creating the spider webs on top. If you do want to make your own, however, here’s the recipe!


Make your own Spider Web Cupcakes


Firstly, you will need: 

  •   ½ cups all purpose flour
  •   ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  •   1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  •   1 ½ teaspoon baking soda
  •   ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  •   ¾ teaspoon salt
  •  2 large eggs
  •  ¾ cup buttermilk
  •  3 Tablespoons safflower oil
  •  1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  •  ¾ cup warm water
  •  2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  •  3 tablespoons milk
  •  2 oz. Sephra Belgian Dark Chocolate, melted


Then, to make: 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees while whisking together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Add the eggs, buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and water then whisk until smooth. Divide the batter evenly across your paper cupcake or muffin cases.

Place on a baking tray and bake for 16-18 minutes until your knife or skewer comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool in their tins on a wire rack for 10 minutes.

Turn out onto racks and let cool completely. The cupcakes can be stored at room temperature for up to two days before glazing and decorating.

Whisk together confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth (the glaze will be very thick). Spread onto cupcakes and let stand until glaze is set.

Place cupcakes on a doily or serving platter in tight concentric circles.


Finally… making the Spider Web

Place melted Sephra chocolate in a parchment cone or resealable plastic bag with a tiny hole snipped in one corner.

Firstly, pipe a straight line from the middle of the top row of cupcakes to the bottom.

Then pipe a second line going across middle of cupcakes, from left to right.

Pipe six more lines through the center point, spaced evenly apart (lines should form 16 even wedges).

Create a web pattern by piping slightly curved, swooping lines to connect spokes, starting from the center and letting chocolate flow between cupcakes.

Cake decorating

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