Chocolate spiderweb cupcakes

Chocolate spiderweb cupcakes
  • Serves icon Serves 12
  • Time icon Hands on time 30 min, plus cooling

Make this Halloween extra spooky with chocolate spiderweb cupcakes. Easy-to-make and even easier to eat – these are treats that the whole family will enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 150g unsalted butter, softened
  • 150g golden caster sugar
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 medium free-range eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • A few drops vanilla extract

To decorate

  • 100g white chocolate, melted
  • 100g milk chocolate, melted
  • White and dark chocolate writing icing tubes (available from large supermarkets)

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan /gas 4. Put all the cake ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric hand whisk until combined and smooth.
  2. Divide the cake mix between a 12-hole muffin tin lined with paper cases. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until well risen and springy to the touch.  Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  3. To decorate cover half the cakes with melted milk chocolate and half with melted white chocolate. Pipe 3 concentric circles on top of each one using the writing icing tubes (use dark on white and vice versa), then use a cocktail stick pull from the middle to the edge all the way round to create a web effect.

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