Halloween Spider Cupcakes

Every Halloween we host or go to a Halloween party so we usually make some themed food to take with us. If you’re looking for inspiration check out these scary food ideas or this showstopper Halloween Graveyard Cake.

These cupcakes are perfect for a little Halloween feast and the children will love making them with you! If you were short of time you could even just decorate ready made shop bought cupcakes or use a cupcake mix.

Halloween Spider Cupcakes

These easy to make cupcakes are perfect for Halloween parties. Your kids will love making them too.


  • 100 g Plain flour
  • 20 g Cocoa powder
  • 140 g Caster Sugar
  • 1.5 Tsp Baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 40 g Butter
  • 120 ml Whole Milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Writing Icing
  • Black Writing Icing
  • White writing icing
  • Oreo Biscuits

For the Icing

  • 140 g Butter
  • 280 g Icing Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk


  1. Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl. Add the butter and beat in a food processor until mixed.

  2. Beat the wet ingredients together and slowly add to the dry ingredients and butter until fully mixed.

  3. Fill cupcake cases just over halfway with the mixture and place in an oven preheated to 170C (325F) Gas 3 for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

  4. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

  5. In the meantime make the icing by beating together the butter and sifted icing sugar together until soft. Add the milk to achieve the right consistency. Put the icing into a piping bag and pip on top of the cupcakes.

  6. To decorate split the Oreo cookies in half and place in the middle of the icing. Add spider legs with the chocolate writing icing and eyes with the white and black writing icing.

    Halloween Spider Cupcake

Halloween Spider Cupcakes


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  1. Milly Youngman
    October 11, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    Oh these are so cute! Definitely something I’d make myself for Halloween.

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