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How to Make Halloween Cobweb Cupcakes: A Fluffy Cream Cheese-Frosted Treat

Who knew a spider’s web could be so tasty?

Well, it is when it's made of chocolate, and sitting atop some cream cheese frosting and a fluffy cupcake!

They’re as delicious as they are spooky — perfect for any Halloween party! If you’ve got little ones looking to get into the Halloween spirit, they’ll be able to help out with the baking and icing of these tasty treats.

These are sure to disappear frighteningly quickly… Get the simple, step-by-step below.


For the cupcake...

  • 125g Heritage plain flour
  • 25g Cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp Heritage Baking powder
  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 150g Heritage unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Heritage free-range egg
  • 8 tbsp Heritage milk

For the cream cheese icing...

  • 50g Cream cheese
  • 25g Heritage butter, softened at room temperature
  • 125g icing sugar, sifted
  • ½ tsp Vanilla essence

For the chocolate icing...

  • 25g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp water


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas 4. Line a muffin tray with 9 muffin cases.
  2. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl. Add the sugar and butter and beat themixture together until well combined.
  3. Whisk in the egg and milk until the mixture is thick and smooth.
  4. Divide the mixture between the cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes then leave to cool.
  5. For the cream cheese icing, mix the cream cheese and butter together in a bowl until smooth then beat in the icing sugar and vanilla. Then spoon it onto the cupcakes.
  6. For the chocolate icing, sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl and mix in 2 tablespoons of water to form a smooth, thick icing.
  7. Transfer the mixture into the corner of a sandwich bag and snip off the corner, to form a small hole.
  8. Carefully pipe 3 circles onto each cupcake, one inside of the other.
  9. Run a toothpick from the centre to the edge of the cake, through each circle of icing, at 2cm intervals to create a cobweb effect.
  10. Leave for 20 minutes to allow the icing to harden.

Scarily simple, right? Why not get the kids involved?

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