Spider Web Cupcakes Recipe

Spider Web Cupcakes Recipe

Who’s ready for Halloween? Do you take treats to your child’s school or have a fun Halloween party at your home? Here’s some fun treats to make for any party. Try this spider web cupcake recipe!

Spider Web Cupcakes Recipe

Yields: 24 cupcakes | Total Time: 1 hour


  • 1 box Chocolate Cake Mix (plus required eggs, oil and water as directed on box)
  • Chocolate Frosting (your favorite homemade recipe or a 16 oz. store bought tub)
  • 2 cups white chocolate chips

Additional Materials:

Spider Web Cupcakes Recipe


Line muffin tin with 24 cupcake liners and set aside.

Preheat oven and prepare cake mix according to box directions.

Fill each cupcake liner two-thirds full with prepared cake mix. Bake as directed, then set aside to cool.

Spider Web Cupcakes Recipe

While cupcakes are cooling, create the Spider Web Cupcake Toppers:
Microwave white chocolate chips according to package directions to melt. Pour melted chocolate into a sandwich bag and snip off one corner to create a piping sleeve.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Slide spider web template under paper. To make each web, pipe the white chocolate along the lines of the design – ensuring all lines are connected. Repeat process until 24 spider webs are created. Chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
While cupcake toppers chill, transfer chocolate frosting into a bowl, microwave for 10 seconds, and stir.

Spider Web Cupcakes Recipe

Repeat this process until frosting is thin enough to pour. Dip each cupcake upside down into frosting – submerging the top, but not allowing the frosting to touch the liner.

Spider Web Cupcakes Recipe

Let excess frosting drip off before turning upright. Continue until all cupcakes are glazed.

Spider Web Cupcakes Recipe

Remove cupcake toppers from fridge. Using a spatula, remove webs carefully and place on the top of each cupcake.

Spider Web Cupcakes Recipe

Optional: Add plastic spiders to the tops of the white chocolate webs.

Spider Web Cupcakes Recipe

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What’s your favorite fall recipe? Comment below and share with us!

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  1. Ohmigosh, these look amazing! The frosting webs are perfect. Your cupcakes look so good, I will certainly have to make more than a baker’s dozen. These also would be great for a theme party next year, when the new Spider-Man movie opens!

  2. I am not very good with art on cakes but I do believe I might be able to make these.. Thank you for the easy reecipe…

  3. Wonderfully unique halloween treat..and I can lose the spiders and make these cupcakes all year round

  4. WOW! I am terrified of spiders in real life, but I can definitely appreciate that this is super creative and cool to look at. I love Halloween! 🙂

  5. These came out super cute and I am loving how you did on your spider web, They came out so awesome!
    I should try this, I am just a terrible artist loll..

  6. I am in love with these! I really like the little ghost cups you used, too 🙂 I’m keeping my eyes peeled for any Halloween sweets and I’m so glad I found these!

  7. without the spider and maybe a different shade of icing, you can make the web seem like a snowflake too

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