Kids love baking, it is kind of magical how those ingredients can make something so delicious and cooking with kids is a great activity. We love these spider web cupcakes, as they are simple to make and easy for kids to decorate too. Oh and they are super cute for Halloween too!
These cupcakes are really simple to make from scratch, but there is nothing wrong with a box mix. In fact anything to get the kids cooking is great in my opinion.
6 oz or 175 grams of margarine or butter
6 oz or 175 grams of caster sugar
6 oz or 175g of self raising flour (or 5 oz (150 grams) and 1 oz (30 grams) of cocoa powder)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
half teaspoon of baking powder (if doing coco ones)
3 teaspoons of milk
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C or 350 degrees fahrenheit.
Allow the margarine or butter to come to room temperature
Cream the sugar and margarine together, then add the rest of the ingredients.
Put into case cases and cook for 15 minutes until a skewer comes out clean. We use an ice cream scoop for filling the cases, that way they are much easier for kids to fill the cake cases.
For the topping
We used basic buttercream flavoured with cocoa powder, which we just spread on top of the cake. We then used white chocolate to make the spider web by piping it on to make concentric circles before using a cocktail stick to drag it out to the edges to make a web.
- 6 oz or 175 grams of margarine or butter
- 6 oz or 175 grams of caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 6oz or 175g of self raising flour (or 5 oz (150 grams) and 1 oz (30 grams) of cocoa powder)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- half teaspoon of baking powder (if doing coco ones)
- 3 teaspoons of milk
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C or 350 degrees fahrenheit.
- Allow the margarine or butter to come to room temperature.
- Cream the sugar and margarine together, then add the rest of the ingredients.
- Put into case cases and cook for 15 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.
Find even more Halloween treats inspiration below:
Slimey Limey Lemonade on Rainy Day Mum
Pumpkin Jello Snack on Craftulate
Sugar Aunts – Frankenstein Green Smoothie
Kids Craft Room – Spider Pizza
Frogs, Snails and Puppy Dog Tails – Spider cookies
The gingerbread house – Gingerbread ghost biscuits
Adventure in a Box –
Kidz Activities – Worms in Dirt Dessert
Artsy Momma – Ghoulicious Halloween Smoothie
Mama.Papa.Bubba. – Frozen Banana Ghost Pops
The Resourceful Mama – Monster Rice Krispies
Play Dough & Popsicles – Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Peakle Pie – Halloween Bug Pasta
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I love Halloween, the decoration of the house in pumpkins and spiders will commence next week for me. Lovely cupcakes and easy to do as well so not loads of faff. Thanks for all the links too, really handy.
What a fab recipe for kids to make. My boys will love them.
cute is not a word I would use 😉 they do look tasty though and fun for the kids to make. I usually make a big spider web cake for halloween (minus the spider) but I might try these instead this year.
Oh yum not only do these looking amazing but they sound delicious! Perfect. x
These look fun – we are looking for some Halloween baking and art activities.
Wow these look amazing, I will have to make some for our street Halloween party, the kids will love them 🙂
These look awesome! I love how you created those white webs with white chocolate… definitely something to try for Halloween.
fab stuff and so simple – I like the icecream scoop idea too x
Love this idea for Halloween – never thought of using an ice cream scoop for making cakes!
I know the kids will definitely be keen to give these a go – thanks for the inspiration 🙂
Jen, I love coming to your blog because I learn something new most times. This time it’s using an ice cream scoop to fill the casings. Brilliant! Thanks for that tip.
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I’ve never thought of using an ice cream scoop! Will give these a go in the run up to halloween
What a great idea for the kids to make
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these look fab Jen! i am more a box mix kinda gal at the minute so ideal for these ! … i am looking your scooper thing! genius!
Such a fun idea for cupcakes!
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Wow Jen, they look fantastic!! I want to bake now!!
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