We found a great recipe from Martha Stewart for cute Spider Web Cupcakes. in all honesty, this is probably where I cut corners the most - I would use a cake mix for the cup cakes. The idea I think is so cute for Halloween parties is grouping them together and creating the "spider web" a top the cupcakes.

Spider Web Cupcakes for Halloween Parties

So if you are looking for what I am sure is a fantastic recipe for homemade cupcakes, we have included the recipe. 

However, if you're like me - don't be ashamed - I'm sure not. Drop down to the bottom and find out how she did webbing. 

Spider Web Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  •  - 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 or Premium Dark chocolate chips, melted

 

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk together flour, cocoa powder, granulated sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.

Add eggs, buttermilk, oil, vanilla, and water; whisk until smooth.

Divide batter evenly among paper - lined standard muffin tins.

Bake 8-9 minutes, rotating tins, then bake another 8-9 minutes until a tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 16-18 minutes.

Let cupcakes cool in tins on wire racks 10 minutes.

Turn out onto racks and let cool completely.

Cupcakes can be stored at room temperature up to 2 days before glazing and decorating.

Whisk together confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth (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. 

Making the Spider Web 

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

Pipe a straight line from middle of top row of cupcakes to bottom.

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

Pipe 6 more lines through 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 center, letting chocolate flow between cupcakes.

The Sephra Chocolate is absolutely delicious! Now is a great time to buy a couple bags to have on hand for all of your holiday baking. Promise - you won't regret it! 

Halloween Cupcakes photo by Barbara Dominelli