Chocolate Spider Cupcakes

How fantastic are these Spider Cupcakes! Perfect for an afternoon treat or themed birthday party. I came across these on The Age website and thought they were worth sharing! These are quick to prepare and so rich and fudgey adults can enjoy them too.


  • 250g butter
  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 6 eggs
  • 310g castor sugar
  • 70g plain flour
  • 90g plain yoghurt
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 30g dark cocoa powder
  • 48 Tic Tacs
  • 200g liquorice strips cut into 4cm long, thin strips


  • Pre-heat oven to 170C. Melt butter and chocolate in a bowl over simmering water. 
  • Whisk eggs and castor sugar on high for 10 minutes.
  • Fold through chocolate and butter and then flour. 
  • Spoon mixture into 24 large cup cake pans and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool. 
  • Mix together yoghurt and 300 grams icing sugar and spread over cup cakes.
  • Mix together remaining icing sugar, cocoa and just enough water to make a smooth icing that is not too runny. 
  • Spread onto tops of cup cakes to create spider bodies and heads.
  • Use tic tacs for eyes and liquorice strips for legs. 

Makes about 24

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