Treat your family with a perfect Halloween dessert! Enjoy these wonderful spider web cupcakes made with white cake and whipped fluffy-white frosting. Top spider web with plastic spiders for an extra-spooky effect. You can use any flavor cake mix instead of the white cake mix, if desired.


Recipe Summary

20 mins
20 mins
40 mins
1 hr 20 mins
24 cupcakes


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper muffin liners.

  • Beat cake mix, water, oil, and eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until batter is completely smooth, about 2 minutes. Divide batter between prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3-full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when pressed, 19 to 23 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes in the pans before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Beat frosting and orange food coloring together in a bowl until desired shade and consistency are reached.

  • Arrange cooled cupcakes close together in a solid circle shape on a large platter. Spread frosting over cupcakes to create one large, round frosted surface. Squeeze 1 large dot of black decorating gel in the center of the frosting. Draw concentric circles around the dot about 2 inches apart. Drag a toothpick from the center dot to the outermost circle; repeat 12 times to make the surface appear to be a spider's web.

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; protein 1.7g 4% DV; carbohydrates 42.5g 14% DV; fat 12g 19% DV; cholesterol 23.3mg 8% DV; sodium 232mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition

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Loved this my only suggestion is when making the webs it's easier to make the rings then use a clean butter knife for the connecting webbing and slice it like a pizza kind of style. You can use the spider rings toys for bonus prizes on the cupcakes too! Read More