Spider Web Pumpkin Cupcakes for your Halloween Party!

Published Thursday, Oct 24 2013, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
These cute cupcakes are perfect for Halloween and really easy to make. Whip them up for your Halloween celebrations or hand them out to Trick or Treat visitors.

Halloween pumpkin cupcakes

© Stork

Containing pumpkin - yes, they're a good way of using all that hollowed out flesh from your lanterns - the cakes are decorated with chocolate webs and liquorice spiders. Don't they look great?


  • 175g (6 oz) tub of Stork margarine
  • 175g (6 oz) Golden caster sugar
  • 300g (11 oz) Self raising flour, sieved
  • 3 Medium eggs
  • 5 Tablespoons milk
  • ½ Teaspoon baking powder
  • 100g Cooked pumpkin or butternut squash, mashed
  • 50g Chocolate and hazelnut spread
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • For the topping:
  • • 115g Icing sugar
  • • A little orange juice
  • • 55g (2 oz) Plain chocolate, melted or use chocolate and hazelnut spread
  • • Liquorice sweets and laces to decorate


1 Place 12 muffin cases into a muffin tray. Beat the margarine, caster sugar, flour, eggs, milk and baking powder in a bowl until smooth.

2 Stir in the pumpkin mash and orange zest and divide half the mixture evenly between the paper cases. Add half a teaspoon chocolate spread and top with the remaining mix.

3 Bake in a 200C/180F/gas 6 pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes.

4 When cooked, remove from oven and leave to cool. Meanwhile, add a little orange juice to the icing sugar until thick. When cakes have cooled, spread over the cakes.

5 Pipe the melted chocolate in four circles over the top and then drag a skewer through to give the cobweb effect.

6 Place the sweets and laces on top to look like a spider.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Nutrition Information

Makes 12

Make these other Halloween treats:
Halloween Beetroot Soup
Green Slime Eyeball Pasta
Popcorn Toffee Apples