The Best Spider CupCakes

Today – spider cupcakes and how to make them.

Spider cupcakes

Ingredients for Spider CupCakes

  • 100g plain chocolate
  • 150g unsalted butter,
  • softened 150g caster sugar 20g cocoa,
  • sifted 3 eggs,
  • beaten 125g self raising flour
  • 1 ½tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp Rachel’s Greek Style natural yogurt


Ingredients for Frosting

  • 4tbsp golden syrup
  • 80ml double cream
  • 100g milk chocolate
  • 100g plain chocolate
  • 3tbsp Rachel’s Greek Style natural yogurt


Ingredients for Decoration

  • Chocolate sugar strands
  • Smarties or similar sweets (for the eyes)
  • Liquorice laces or Catherine wheels


Method for spider cupcakes

1.Pre-heat the oven 180°C, Gas Mark 4 and line a muffin tray with paper cases
2.Put the chocolate in a heatproof bowl and microwave on medium power for 1 minute until melted, alternatively place over a pan of simmering water
3.In a mixing bowl beat the butter, caster sugar, cocoa powder and eggs, until soft and creamy. Add the flour and baking powder. Lastly, add in the yoghurt ensure the mixture is well combined
4.Spoon the mixture into the cases and bake for 20 minutes until risen and firm to touch. Leave to cool
5.Meanwhile in a small bowl gently heat the icing ingredients (except the yogurt). Either do this in a microwave, medium power or over a pan of simmering water until the chocolate has melted, leave to cool then add the yogurt. The frosting should be soft but not runny
6.Spoon the frosting onto each cake and carefully spread with the back of a knife. Dip each cake into chocolate sugar strands then place the Smarties for eyes, cut the liquorice laces into 8 equal pieces and push into the icing – work quickly before the frosting sets. To make the eyes stand out and a mouth simply place some of the frostings in a piping bag with a small plain nozzle and pipe for the desired effect
Spider Cup Cakes


Makes: 12 spider cupcakes


recipe supplied by Rachel’s Organics


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1 Comment

  1. October 27, 2015 / 8:21 pm

    These look so fab, I need to try them out and a great half term activity too x

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