Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Philly Black Widow Spider Chocolate Cup Cakes for Halloween

If your kids are anything like mine, they're already getting impatient about going out trick or treating later on. This fun recipe for scary Halloween cupcakes may be just the thing to help pass the time before the witching hour !!


Halloween is a great time for kids and for adults especially when it is less of the tricks and more of the treats. 
Here is how to make some Black Widow Spider Chocolate Cup Cakes using Light Philadelphia with Cadbury.

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 18 minutes

Serves: 12


For the cupcakes
125g light sunflower spread
125g caster sugar
2 eggs
100g self-raising
25g Cadbury cocoa powder
1 tablespoon semi-skimmed milk

For the topping

120g Light Philadelphia with Cadbury

A selection of sweeties to make the spider legs and eyes such as liquorice catherine wheels, strawberry laces or cola lances. White chocolate buttons or liquorice allsorts and small red sweeties to make the spider eyes. e.g jelly beans


1. To make the cakes, beat the butter and caster sugar together until light and fluffy. Whisk in the eggs, one at a time then fold in the flour and cocoa. Fold in the milk.

2. Line a 12 hole bun tin with paper cake cases. Spoon the mixture into the cases, filling about two thirds full. Bake at 180°C, gas mark 4 for about 15-18 minutes or until firm and risen. Leave to cool.

3. When the cakes are completely cold, spread some Philly over each of the cupcakes. Arrange 8 short lengths of the liquorice, strawberry laces or cola lances on each cupcake to make the spider legs. Add the sweeties for the eyes and a little more liquorice for antenna.

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