How to Make Spider Web Cupcakes
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How to Make Spider Web Cupcakes

Difficulty Intermediate
Budget £10 - £30
Time < 1 hour

These spider web cupcakes are great as a sweet treat for lunch boxes around Halloween. The clever chocolate spider web design sits on top of deliciously moist chocolate sponge, yum!

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How to make


Suitable for : Intermediate

Time to allow : 65 Minutes comprising of 

Preparation time : Ten minutes

Baking time : 20 to 25 minutes

Decorating : Ten minutes


You Will Need

Makes approximately 12 cupcakes.


Mixing bowls

Wooden spoon

Cupcake tin

Small piping bag

Small round piping nozzle

Cupcake cases



125 grams of Butter, softened

100 grams of Self-raising flour

25 grams of Cocoa powder

1.5 teaspoons of Bicarbonate of soda

Two large free range eggs

100 millilitres of Milk

Quarter teaspoon of Nielson Massey pure chocolate extract

150 grams of Dark chocolate, melted

150 grams of White chocolate, melted

Step 1 

Preheat oven to 170 degrees C and line a 12-hole cupcake tin with the black muffin cases.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl cream the butter until pale and soft. Add the caster sugar and beat again until light and fluffy.

Step 3 

Add the eggs one at a time beating between each addition. Sift in the flour, baking powder and cocoa.

Step 4 

Mix the milk and chocolate extract together then add to the other ingredients. Mix slowly until all of the ingredients are combined.

Step 5 

Spoon mixture into the cupcake cases and bake for 20 to 25 minutes.

Step 6 

When baked, take out of the oven and place on a cooling rack as soon as possible.

Step 7 

To decorate, melt the white and dark chocolate separately. Pour a little of each into separate piping bags. Spread the dark chocolate onto the top of the cupcake creating a smooth surface. Quickly pipe circles of white chocolate onto the cupcake, then using a toothpick, draw through the chocolate to make the spider web design.

Step 8 

Do the same with the opposite design.

Step 9 

Leave to set.

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