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Scary Spiderweb Cupcakes

Scary Spiderweb Cupcakes recipe

Perfect for a Halloween party, these rich, chocolaty cupcakes are fun to make.


  • 1 package Betty Crocker SuperMoist devil's food cake mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 container Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
  • 3 drops red food color
  • 4 to 5 drops yellow food color
  • 1 (0.68 ounce) tube Betty Crocker black decorating gel
  • 48 large black gumdrops


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 medium muffin cups, 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches, with with paper baking cups.
  2. Make cake mix as directed on package, using water, oil and eggs. Fill cups 2/3 full.
  3. Bake 22 to 27 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from pan to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  6. Tint frosting with red and yellow food colors to make orange frosting.
  7. Spread frosting over tops of cupcakes.
  8. Squeeze circles of decorating gel on each cupcake; pull knife through gel from center outward to make web.
  9. To make each spider, roll out 1 gumdrop and cut out 8 strips for legs; place another gumdrop on top.
  10. Place spider on cupcake.
  11. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Yield: 8 servings

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft) - Make cake mix following high altitude directions on package for cupcakes.

Reprinted with permission from Betty Crocker 2007/TM General Mills.


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