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Chocolate Spider Cupcakes
Course Dessert
Cook Time 20 - 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Icing
Course Dessert
Cook Time 20 - 25 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Icing
Instructions
To Make Cakes
  1. Preheat the oven to Gas 3 / 175ºC. Place the flour, cocoa powder, caster sugar, baking powder, salt and butter into a bowl and mix on a slow speed until the mixture looks grainy, like sand.
  2. In a separate jug whisk the milk, egg and vanilla extract together. Pour half into the flour mixture. Beat well. Add the remaining mixture and beat until smooth.
  3. Spoon the mixture into cases and bake for 20-25 minutes until cooked. Set aside to cool.
To Make Icing
  1. Mix the icing sugar, butter and cocoa powder together. Add the milk a little at a time then beat well until the mixture is light and fluffy.
To Make Spiders
  1. Pour the chocolate sprinkles onto a saucer. Take each iced cake and dip the icing into the sprinkles to make the hairy spider's body. Place two 'eyeballs' on each cupcake.
  2. Use a skewer to poke 4 holes on opposite sides of each cupcake; insert liquorice strips into each hole.
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