Happy Halloweenie!: Spiderweb Cupcakes

Who doesn’t like cupcakes? Who doesn’t like parties? Who doesn’t like Halloween! This holiday combines a lot of my favorite things: sugar, red lipstick and hanging with friends. I made these cupcakes tonight for a few friends as homework deemed more important than trick or treating. They are light yet decadent and a perfect party bring-along! Don’t BYOB, BYOC! (Bring your own cupcakes, anyone?)

Party Pleasin’ Moist Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 package devil’s food cake mix (with pudding)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tins with paper liners or grease them with shortening and then dust with flour.
  2. Place the cake mix, sour cream, water, oil, eggs, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 1 minute. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase the mixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping down the sides again if needed. The batter should look well combined.
  3. Spoon 1/4 cup batter into each of the muffin tin cups. Try to get the amount of batter in each cup as even as you can to make sure they are all cooked evenly.
  4. Bake the cakes until they spring back when lightly pressed with your finger, 20- 30 minutes. Remove the pans from the oven and place them on wire racks to cool for 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely, 30 minutes more.
  5. Frost with canned icing or your own recipe, top with sprinkles and other fun decorations and off to your party you go!

For spiderweb decor… frost the cupcake with a light color. Fill a quarter of a ziploc bag with a darker colored frosting, chocolate frosting or nutella. Cut off a very small tip off the corner of bottom of the bag. Gather the frosting in your hand and pipe three circles around the cupcake, each smaller than the other, towards the middle of the cake. Using a toothpick, drag the frosting from the center away to the edge. This will create a spiderweb effect!

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Categories: Desserts

Author:Rachel Johnson

Writer/Photographer/Food Person Stupid Good: When food is so simple and delicious, it's just stupid. www.stupidgoodrachel.com

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