Spider Web Cupcakes

Campbell's Spider Web Cupcakes Recipe

These delectable cupcakes are an easy way to make your next Halloween party festive and fun.

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30 min.


1 hr. 5 min.



Bake: 15 min.

Cool: 20 min.

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What You'll Need

2 cups cake flour
1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 cup (1/2 stick) vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/3 cup butter-flavor vegetable shortening
2 dashes orange food coloring
2 dashes black food coloring or 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips

How to Make It

  • 1

    Heat the oven to 350°F.  Place paper liners into 24 (2 1/2-inch) muffin-pan cups.

  • 2

    Stir the flour, granulated sugar, salt and baking powder in a large bowl.  Add the shortening and 2/3 cup milk and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Add the eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and beat for 2 minutes.  Pour the batter into the muffin-pan cups. 

  • 3

    Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean.  Let the cupcakes cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes.  Remove the cupcakes from the pan and let cool completely on a wire rack.

  • 4

    Beat the confectioners' sugar, butter-flavored shortening, the remaining vanilla extract and half the remaining milk in a medium bowl with an electric mixer on high speed.  Gradually beat in the remaining milk until the frosting is desired consistency.

  • 5

    Reserve 1/2 cup frosting.  Tint the remaining frosting orange with the food coloring.  Frost the cupcakes with the orange frosting.  Tint the reserved frosting black.  Using a pastry bag, pipe the black frosting in a spider web pattern on the cupcakes.

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