Spider Cupcakes


These are a huge hit with kids!

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
24 cupcakes


  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix

  • 1 pound black shoestring licorice

  • 1 (16 ounce) can white frosting

  • 48 pieces candy corn

  • 48 cinnamon red hot candies

  • ¼ cup orange decorator sugar


  1. Prepare cupcakes according to package directions. Let cool completely.

  2. Cut licorice into 3 inch sections. Working with one or two cupcakes at a time, so the frosting doesn't set before decorating, frost the cupcakes with the white frosting. Insert licorice pieces into the outer edges of the cupcakes to make the legs of the spider, 3 legs on each side (4 takes up too much space). Place two pieces of candy corn on the front of the cupcake for fangs and use two red hots as eyes. Sprinkle with decorator sugar. Repeat with remaining cupcakes.

    army of beautifully decorated spider cupcakes

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

260 Calories
6g Fat
50g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 260
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 241mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 2g
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 78mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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