Halloween Recipe: Spooky Spider CupCakes

Here is a yummy and good looking Halloween recipe: Spooky Spider CupCakes. Kids will love it as it is rich and it looks really spooky.

recipe halloween Philly Spider CupCake LR

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Cooking time: 18 minutes

Serves: 12


For the cupcakes

125g light sunflower spread

125g caster sugar

2 eggs

100g self-raising

25g cocoa powder

1 tablespoon semi-skimmed milk

For the topping

120g chocolate spread (we have used Light Philadelphia with Cadbury as it is a bit lighter and less sugary than Nutella)

A selection of sweets to make the spider legs and eyes such as liquorice catherine wheels, strawberry laces or cola lances. White chocolate buttons or Liquorice and small red sweets to make the spider eyes;


1. To make the cakes, beat the butter and caster sugar together until light and fluffy. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time then fold in the flour and cocoa. Fold in the milk.

2. Line a 12-hole bun tin with paper cake cases. Spoon the mixture into the cases, filling about two thirds full. Bake at 180°C, gas mark 4 for about 15-18 minutes or until firm and risen. Leave to cool.

3. When the cakes are completely cold, spread some Light Philadelphia with Cadbury over each of the cupcakes.

4. Arrange eight short lengths of the liquorice, strawberry laces or cola lances on each cupcake to make the spider legs.

5. Add the sweeties for the eyes and a little more liquorice for antenna.

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