Monday, October 31, 2011

Sweetness on Spookday! Pumpkin Spice Spiderweb Cupcakes

Who's ready for some spooky Halloween Cupcakes?? :D
Halloween is my favorite holiday!! My whole house is decorated, my whole front yard is looking good and spooky, the creepy music and fog are cued up for trick-or-treaters...last step is to make these yummy cupcakes to make my whole house smell like spice and pumpkin!

Pumpkin Spice Spiderweb Cupcakes

Line cupcake pan with 12 (halloween!) liners. Preheat oven to 325

For the cupcake:
1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup pumkin puree
2 large eggs

~In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and ginger. Set aside.
~Place butter in a small bowl and melt in microwave until just melted. Let cool a little. In a large bowl, mix butter, sugar, pumpkin puree and eggs with an electric mixer on medium speed until mixture is smooth.
~On low speed, mix flour mixture into pumpkin mixture. Batter should be smooth and fairly thick.
~Fill each cupcake liner about 3/4 full. Bake 25 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.

For the Frosting and Webs:
1 stick unsalted butter - room temperature
6 ounces cream cheese
1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 powdered sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1-1/2 tsp milk

~Mix butter, vanilla, and cream cheese in a medium bowl. Slowly add powdered sugar until smooth. Frosting should be spreading consistency. Add a tiny bit of milk if too thick, add a little extra powdered sugar if too thin. Frost each cupcake as smooth as possible.
~Put 1/4 cup of frosting in a small bowl. Mix in cinnamon and milk. This should make a thick but pourable icing.
~Spoon cinnamon icing into zip-lock baggie. Carefully cut off just a tiny bit of the tip. Just a small stream should come out when you squeeze the bag. For each cupcake, make a dot in the center and two rings. Drag a toothpick straight outward from the dot, through the rings, to the edge of the cupcake. Repeat all the way around cupcake until it makes a "spiderweb"! Easy! :D

Hope you make and enjoy these!
Every have a Happy & Safe Halloween!!


  1. They look great, if I could eat them from my computer screen I certainly would :D and the photo is spooky, I love the spinder and mini-pumpkins :D

  2. OMG how cute! You are all ready. You go girl!

    LOVE the cupcakes.


    Happy Halloween :D

  3. Such pretty cupcakes! I want one :)

  4. Oh my goodness, those sound so good! Thanks for the recipe. I'll have to try them with my son; he would love doing the spiderwebs. :)

  5. Cupcakes, my favorite! Hope your Halloween was spookalicious! :)
    Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
    From the Shadows

  6. These sound so delicious. I love pumpkin!