Sweet Spider Cakes

These spooky spiderweb cupcakes are perfect for the next gathering of little ghosts and goblins.

Serves: 24
Serving Size: 1 cupcake
30 mins Prep time 20 mins Cook time
30 mins Prep time
20 mins Cook time
  • Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla to batter. Tint cake batter orange with 1/4 teaspoon each yellow and red food color.

  • Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.

  • Mix desired food color into vanilla frosting (see Tinting Frosting Tip). Frost cupcakes. Place chocolate frosting into small plastic bag. Snip off a tiny corner of the bag. Squeeze out 3 thin circles of frosting onto each cupcake, beginning at the center. Starting at the smallest circle, pull frosting through all three circles using a toothpick. Repeat at even intervals 5 or 6 times around the cupcake.

  • For additional decorations, place purchased plastic spider on top of cupcake, if desired. (For an edible spider, use black gumdrop for spider body, and pipe 8 legs of frosting around gumdrop.)

Cooking tip

Tinting Frosting:

For Purple frosting, use 5 drops purple McCormick® Assorted NEON! Food Colors & Egg Dye for each 1/2 cup of frosting. For Orange frosting, use 5 drops red and 9 drops yellow McCormick® Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye for each 1/2 of cup frosting. Mix until well blended.

Test Kitchen Tip: For easier measurement, 1/4 tsp. Food Color = 20 to 25 drops

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 225Calories: 225Cholesterol: 26mg
  • Sodium: 199mgProtein: 2g
  • Total Fat: 9gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 34g