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Creepy Crawly Spider Cupcakes

What has eight legs and chocolate sprinkles?
Creepy Crawly Spider Cupcakes
Courtesy of McCormick

Turn innocent cupcakes into scary black spiders with black-tinted frosting, black string licorice and other assorted candies.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Ready in
50 m
30 m
(prepare time)
20 m
(cook time)


  • 1 package (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 16 Ounces chocolate frosting
  • McCormick® Black Food Color
  • Assorted decorations, such as chocolate sprinkles, black string licorice, red candy-coated pieces and white chocolate chips


Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla.

Bake as directed on package for cupcakes.

Cool cupcakes on wire rack.

Tint frosting black with 1/2 teaspoon black food color.

Frost cupcakes, mounding frosting in center of cupcake to create a dome shape.

Sprinkle cupcakes with chocolate sprinkles.

Cut string licorice into 2-inch lengths and use for the spider legs.

Attach candy-coated pieces to flat side of chocolate chips with some frosting.

Use for the eyes.