Devil's Food Spider Cupcakes

Devil's Food Spider Cupcakes


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These cupcakes are creepy, right down to their yellow jellybean eyes. Perfect for Halloween!

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Bradenton, FL


  • 24 muffin cups
  • 1 2/3 C. whole milk, scalded
  • 1 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 3 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 6 lg. eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 12 chocolate sandwich cookies, separated
  • 48 yellow jellybeans
  • 48 black pipe cleaners, cut in thirds or quarters

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two 12-cup muffin pan with muffin cups. Mix cocoa andĀ 1/2 cup sugar into scaldedĀ milk. Set aside to cool.

Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Cream butter and the rest of the sugar. Add egg one at a time until batter is yellow and glossy. Stir in vanilla. Mix in chocolate mixture. Mix in flour mixture in 2 batches, until combined. Divide batter evenly between muffin cups, about 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes. Frost, and place cookie disc in the center of each cupcake. Press two jellybeans into frosting for the eyes. Place four pipe cleaners on each side for the legs.

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