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Chocolate Halloween cupcakes

Total Time
55 min
25 min
30 min
These Halloween cupcakes have been topped with a spooky web and plastic spiders for a bit of Halloween fun.


White self-raising flour

2½ cup(s)

Cocoa powder

½ cup(s), (45g)

Granulated stevia sweetener

cup(s), (145g)


1¼ cup(s), (310ml)


2 medium

Reduced fat oil spread

150 g, melted

Caster sugar

1½ cup(s), (330g)

Egg white

2 medium

Vanilla bean extract

1 tsp

Icing sugar mixture

100 g

Queen Food Colouring, Orange

1 ml, (2-3 drops)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line two 12-hole muffin trays with paper cases. Set aside.
  2. Sift flour and cocoa into a large bowl. Stir in stevia. Whisk buttermilk, egg and spread in a medium bowl until combined. Add to flour mixture and stir until combined (do not overmix).
  3. Spoon mixture into muffin trays and bake for 20 minutes or until when a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Allow to cool completely.
  4. Place the sugar, 1/2 cup water, egg whites, 1/2 tsp salt and vanilla in a medium bowl. Beat using electric beaters for 1 minute.
  5. Place the bowl over a saucepan of boiling water and continue to beat for 5-7 minutes, or until the mixture thickens and forms soft peaks.
  6. Remove the frosting from the heat and continue to beat for a further 5 minutes, or until the mixture is stiff enough to spread. Frost the cooled cupcakes with this frosting. Then whisk icing sugar mixture with orange food colouring until combined, Using the orange icing, make a web pattern. Top with a plastic spider just for fun.


You can really go to town with decorating these cupcakes. The kids will really enjoy helping out in the kitchen and creating their own spooky designs.