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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.

What you'll need
  • 125g plain flour
  • 25g Cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp Baking powder
  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 8 tbsp milk
  • 50g Cream cheese
  • 25g butter, softened at room temperature
  • 125g icing sugar, sifted
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence
  • 25g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp water
Cooking directions
Preheat the oven

to 180ºC/350ºF/Gas 4. Line a muffin tray with 9 muffin cases.

Create the mixture

Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl. Add the sugar and butter and beat the mixture together until well combined.

Whisk

Whisk in the egg and milk until the mixture is thick and smooth.

Divide the cupcakes

Divide the mixture between the cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes then leave to cool.

The cream cheese icing

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.

The chocolate icing

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.

Perpare the piping

Transfer the mixture into the corner of a sandwich bag and snip off the corner, to form a small hole.

The cobweb - part 1

Carefully pipe 3 circles onto each cupcake, one inside of the other.

The cobweb - part 2
Allow to stand

Leave for 20 minutes to allow the icing to harden.

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