Chili-Chocolate Spider Cupcakes Recipe

Serves: 12 Save

Ingredients (23)

  • For the Cupcakes:
  • 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 1/2 ounces) cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (7 ounces) granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1 3/4 ounces) packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • For the Green Ganache:
  • 4 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • A few drops green food coloring
  • For the Chili Ganache Spiders:
  • 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes (optional)
  • 1 cup chocolate sprinkles
  • Licorice or sour candy strings
  • Sour candy for the eyes
  • Slivered almonds for the fangs

Directions

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  • 0.75 oz. Honey Syrup
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