Easy Halloween Cupcake Recipe

I love making holiday cupcakes for my class parties, and these spider cupcakes are so easy. What I love most about them is that they're super easy to make and always turn out really cute.

Making the Cupcakes in the Classroom
You can make these ahead of time, or make them with students. They love frosting them and adding the creepy crawlies on top. This recipe works great at an adult supervised center, or can be made during a class party for fall. Just bake the cupcakes ahead of time and bring the rest of the ingredients and let students have fun with it. Whether you decide to make these ahead of time, or together as a class, everyone will love eating them. Plus, if you choose to put spider rings on top, students can wear them as a party favor when they’re done.

Halloween Cupcake Recipe
As you can tell from the picture, this recipe is super easy to make and the photo pretty much tells it all. In addition to a box of cupcake batter you'll just need a few more items. Even for beginner bakers, the overall process is fairy simple and doesn't require much experience.

a box of cupcake batter
brown or black cupcake wrapper
white frosting
yellow food coloring
black plastic “creepy crawlies” (you can also use spider rings)

1. Make the cupcakes according to the instructions on the box.
2. Color the white frosting with a few drops of yellow food coloring.
3. Frost the cupcakes with the yellow frosting.
4. Press a creepy crawly into the center of each cupcake.
5. Enjoy these cute cupcakes with your students!

Happy Teaching,
Nicole Sanchez