Sweet Spider Cakes Recipe

These spooky spiderweb cupcakes are perfect for the next gathering of little ghosts and goblins.
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  • 1 package (18 1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 24 drops McCormick® Assorted Food Colors and Egg Dye
  • 24 drops McCormick® Assorted Food Colors and Egg Dye
  • 1 package white frosting (16 ounce pkg)
  • 1/2 cup ready-to-spread chocolate frosting
30 mins
20 mins
1. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding food colors to batter. Bake as directed for cupcakes.

2. Mix desired food color into can of frosting (see Tinting Frosting below). Frost cupcakes.

3. Place chocolate frosting into small plastic bag. Snip off a tiny corner of the bag. Squeeze out 3 thin circles of frosting onto each cupcake, beginning at the center. Starting at the smallest circle, pull frosting through all three circles using a toothpick. Repeat at even intervals 5 or 6 times around the cupcake.

4. For additional decorations, place purchased plastic spider on top of cupcake, if desired. (For an edible spider, use black gumdrop for spider body, and pipe 8 legs of frosting around gumdrop.)Tinting Frosting: For Purple frosting, use 5 drops purple Neon (Assorted NEON! Food Colors) for each 1/2 cup of frosting. For Orange frosting, use 5 drops red and 9 drops yellow (Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye) for each 1/2 of cup frosting. Mix until well blended.
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Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 225 Calories
Fat: 9 Grams
Protein: 2 Grams
Cholesterol: 26 Milligrams
Carbohydrates: 34 Grams
Sodium: 199 Milligrams
Fiber: 0 Grams

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"My kind of recipe! Packaged cake mix and store bought frosting. It was fun making the spider webs. It was pretty simple and I also used different colors of frosting to frost the cupcakes. I tried orange and purple. They turned out pretty good."
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