Spider Web Halloween Cupcakes

Spider Web Halloween Cupcakes

Haunted Halloween parties will only benefit from having these spooky but luscious spider web cupcakes. Your preschoolers will delight in decorating the webs.

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Spider Web Halloween Cupcakes
More for Parents
This recipe is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.

Servings: 24

Prep Time: 60 min.

Cook Time: 22-25 min.


  • 1 box (18.25 oz.) favorite cake mix
  • 1 can (16 oz.) vanilla frosting
  • Purple paste food coloring
  • 1 tube black decorating frosting
  • 1 tbsp. sliced almonds


  • Cupcake pans
  • 24 cupcake liners


  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions. Divide evenly between the prepared pans. Bake until golden and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean; 22 to 25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.

  2. Step 2

    Tint 1/4 cup of the frosting purple. (Kids can help mix the frosting and food coloring.) Spoon the purple frosting into a resealable bag and snip a small corner from bag.

  3. Step 3

    Frost the tops of the cupcakes with the remaining frosting. Pipe concentric circles of the purple frosting on top. (Parents will want to do this part.) Show kids how to use a toothpick to lightly pull the frosting from the center out to create the web.

  4. Step 4

    To make a fly, pipe a small dot of the black frosting and press almond slices on either side.

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 207
  • Total Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 27mg
  • Sodium: 171mg
  • Total Carbs: 35g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 30g
  • Protein: 3g
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