Spider Web Cupcakes

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Spider web cupcakes topped with chocolate spiders are a perfect Halloween dessert for school parties, house parties, Halloween bake sales, or to make with the kids at home just for fun.

Looking for more spider-themed treats? Check out these no-bake spider treats and these easy spider brownie bites.

Four Halloween spider web cupcakes with blue, red, green, and orange M&Ms s the spider's bodies.

I consider Halloween to be the big kick-off to the holiday season — a.k.a. baking season.

This means spending lots of time in the kitchen baking up delicious Halloween treats for my family. The great thing about baking with family is that it doesn’t only end with a delicious treat, but it also can create wonderful memories that last a lifetime.

This Halloween cupcake recipe is great to make with the kids.

But no worries if you don’t have any kids. Adults will totally get a kick out of these creepy Halloween cupcakes as well. I mean who doesn’t want to eat spider webs?

Chocolate frosted cupcakes with spider webs and spiders on top.

The cupcakes themselves are easy to make. Start with cupcakes made with your favorite cupcake recipe, or with a boxed cake mix.

Then the real magic comes from how we will decorate the cupcakes.

Ingredients & Supplies

This section includes ingredient notes and substitution options. Get all measurements, ingredients, and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this post.

White candy melts, black candy melts, chocolate cupcakes, chocolate frosting, black sanding sugar, cupcakes liners, and regular and peanut M&Ms.

First, let’s take a look at what you will need to make this spider dessert.

How to Make Spiderweb Cupcakes

Step 1: Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting.

Seven chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting next to tub of chocolate frosting and butter knife.


Step 2: Melt white candy melts per package directions and transfer to a small plastic bag with the tip cut off for piping (or use piping bags). Pipe spider webs onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Make the webs a bit larger than the cupcake tops. Allow to cool completely and set.

Six white candy spiderwebs on parchment lined baking sheet.


Step 3: Melt the black candy melts and add to another baggie. Use this to pipe spiders onto another sheet of parchment paper. I started with a dime-sized dot and then added 4 legs on each side.

Step 4: Sprinkle the black sugar over the spiders and place a chocolate candy in the center.

Candy spiders covered with black sanding sugar on a lined baking sheet. Some have colorful M&Ms on their backs.


Step 5: Once the spider and web are completely set, peel them off the paper and place them carefully onto the cupcakes. First, gently press the web into the frosting and then top it with the spiders.

Spider web cupcakes on baking sheet.

I hope that you enjoy this fun and delicious Halloween treat.

Spider web cupcakes next to two spider decorations.

Recipe variations

Switch up the colors. Who says a spider can’t be hot pink or lime green? Switch it up by using different colors of candy melts to make the spiders and their webs.

Switch up the flavors. Feel free to play around with the flavors of the cupcakes themselves and the frosting, too. For example, vanilla frosting with strawberry cupcakes sound delish (and would be great paired with pretty pink spider webs!).

Chocolate frosted cupcakes topped with white chocolate spider webs and black candy spiders with M&Ms on their bodies.

More Halloween dessert recipes

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Make Halloween spiderweb cupcakes with chocolate spiders for Halloween! Just follow this easy recipe tutorial. 
Recipe
5 from 4 votes

Spider Web Cupcakes

Author: Jaclyn
Prep: 15 minutes
Set Time 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes
Spider web cupcakes made with chocolate cupcakes, chocolate frosting, chocolate spiders and white chocolate webs.

Ingredients
 

Instructions

  • Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting.
  • Melt white candy melts per package directions and put in a small plastic bag for piping.
  • Pipe spider webs onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Make the webs a bit larger than the cupcake tops. Allow to dry.
  • Melt black candy melts per package directions and put in a small plastic bag for piping.
  • On a parchment lined baking sheet, pipe small spiders. I started with a dime sized dot of chocolate, and then added 4 legs on each side.
  • Sprinkle black sugar over the spiders and place a chocolate candy in the center. Allow to dry.
  • Once spider and web are completely set, peel them off the paper. Place a spider web on each cupcake, and set a spider on top of each web.

Nutrition

Calories: 467kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.002g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 3IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg
Make Halloween spiderweb cupcakes with chocolate spiders for Halloween! Just follow this easy recipe tutorial. 

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  1. What a spooky yet scrumptious idea! These cupcakes are totally perfect for Halloween. I love that you added sugar to the spider legs for texture too.

  2. So usually I look at tutorials and am like – urm 50 ingredients there’s no way I could pull that off but this looks super easy and they’re really fun to make. We’re going to be checking out Charlotte’s Webb for homeschool soon and these would make a perfect snack for us to create together!

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