Recipes and Cooking Chocolate Spidey Cupcakes 5.0 (1) Add your rating & review Black licorice legs and marshmallow eyes bring these creepy, crawly Halloween cupcakes to life. (Almost!) By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on September 21, 2018 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Jason Donnelly Prep Time: 40 mins Cool Time: 45 mins Bake Time: 10 mins Stand Time: 30 mins Total Time: 2 hrs 5 mins Servings: 48 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour 2 ½ teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup butter, softened 1 ¾ cup sugar 3 eggs 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 ¼ cup milk Cocoa-Cream Frosting or canned chocolate frosting Black shoestring licorice 48 chocolate-covered marshmallow cookies (such as Mallomars®) Tiny marshmallows Black sugar pearl sprinkles Directions Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 1 3/4-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder, and salt. In a large bowl beat butter with a mixer on medium 30 seconds. Gradually beat in sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, until combined. Scrape sides of bowl; beat 2 minutes more. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Beat in vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and milk to butter mixture, beating on low after each just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about two-thirds full. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pans; let cool on wire racks. To decorate, frost cupcakes with frosting. For legs, press short pieces of licorice into frosting on each side. Top each with cookies. For eyes, cut marshmallows in half; attach a sprinkle to each with frosting. Attache eyes to cookies on each cupcake with frosting. Cocoa-Cream Cheese Frosting: In a large mixing bowl beat 1, 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened, 1/2 cup butter, softened, and 2 teaspoons vanilla with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 5 cups powdered sugar and 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder to reach spreading consistency. Makes 3 1/2 cups. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 248 Calories 9g Fat 40g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 48 Calories 248 % Daily Value * Total Fat 9g 12% Saturated Fat 5g 25% Cholesterol 30mg 10% Sodium 162mg 7% Total Carbohydrate 40g 15% Total Sugars 29g Protein 2g Calcium 38mg 3% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 75mg 2% Folate, total 17.6mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.