Halloween Spooky Cupcake Recipe

By Gavin Published: October 31st, 2014

Halloween Spooky Cupcake Recipe

October 31st, 2014 | by Gavin | 2 Comments

This is a fantasticĀ  idea for Halloween and to help keep the kids at bay during their week off, making and eating them of-course! Cooking time is 20-25mins. I over-cooked mine by about 2minutes so for me it should of been 20mins.

This recipe was incredibly easy to make, the only difficult bit is trying to whisk the butter into the mixture. I didn’t let mine reach room temp so had to use a bit of elbow grease.

Ingredients will cover roughly 9 cupcakes

Ingredients for Cupcakes

  • 125g plain flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1.5 tsp baking powder
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 8 tbsp milk

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Icing


  • 50g cream cheese (I used Philedelphia Full Fat)
  • 25g butter
  • 125g icing sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla essence


Ingredients for Chocolate Icing

  • 50g icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1-2 tbsp water

What you’ll need to make the spooky cupcakes

  • several cocktail sticks for making the web pattern
  • glass mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • cupcake cases
  • cupcake baking tray
  • scales

The Halloween Spooky Web Cupcake Recipe

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C. Get your cupcake baking tin/tray ready and line with the cupcake cases
  2. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a bowl. Add the sugar and butter and beat the mixture until well combined. You should see the mixture will turn a powdery brown colour.
  3. Whisk the egg and add the 8 tbsp of milk as you go along, you’ll start to feel the mixture get sticky and thick. This is good.
    cupcake chocolate mix
  4. Now with the mixture in a silky thick state, split the mixture into the cupcake cases equally. Place in the over for 20-25minutes. bring out from the oven when they are springy/light to touch and you can insert a fork or skewer and pulls out clean. – Set aside to cool on a metal rack
  5. For the cream cheese icing, add all the ingredients together and whisk until nice and thick.
    cream cheese icing
  6. Carefully spoon the icing on top of the cupcakes leaving a small border around the edge.
    icing onto cupcakes
  7. Now for the chocolate icing (keep kids away!) sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl. Stir in the tablespoons ( just do 1 at a time and stop at desired thickness) of water to form a smooth, thick icing.
  8. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag or make do with a sandwich bag and snip the end off with scissors to make a small hole. (really small)
  9. Carefully pipe 3 circles on each cupcake leaving good sized gaps between each circle. I started from outside in. Then run a cocktail/toothpick stick through the icing circles to make a web effect. 6-7 lines should be enough.
    chocolate icing circles
  10. Leave cupcakes to stand for 20-30mins for icing to set a little. Enjoy!
    web cupcakes

Woilla! Enjoy your Spooky Halloween treat!

spooky halloween cupcakes

About the Author...
Is a Web Designer by profession that has an interest in sports, gaming, films and TV Series. Gavin has a Degree and and Diploma in the design field as well as won best website design in 2004 for UK Skills.