Spider Cupcakes

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version


Prep time15 minutes
Recipe CategoryCupcakes Recipes
Holiday CategoryHalloween


Experiment using different licorice, cake mix and frosting flavors or colors to make the perfect combination for your holiday party or occasion.

I originally used 1/2 of a piece of licorice for each leg, but found that difficult to keep in the cupcake and move them around, so ended up quartering the licorice piece instead.


1 package cake mix
1 can frosting
1 lb licorice
48 pieces candy corn
48 cinnamon red hots


  1. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes. Cool. Frost cupcakes with frosting.
  2. Cut licorice into 3 inch sections. Insert licorice pieces into the outer edges of the cupcakes to make the legs of the spider, 3 legs on each side.
  3. Place two pieces of candy corn on the front of the cupcake for fangs and use two red hots as eyes.