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Friday, October 11, 2013

Eggless Ghostly Spider Cupcakes

I was so excited to try the Halloween delight  being shared by our HBC host this month +nalini suresh  of Nalini's kitchen . She had challenged with wonderful halloween  recipes for this Months challenge when saw the challenge I wanted to make at least two out of them and so I did :) Here is the first one from her Ghostly cupcakes recipe , I made them eggless with flax seeds and they turned out super soft and spongy . You can actually convert this cupcake recipe in to cake by baking them in cake pan . Thanks to nalini for sharing such spooky recipes for halloween theme..we really enjoyed them a lot  :)

Halloween in not much far and here is the perfect recipe to match the festive season, In the U.S when I first came across  about this halloween festival, yes festival !! it is so celebrated like an festival  ,so I thought how funny in india we run away from ghost and witches and here they wear ghost costumes and celebrate . But then I researched why exactly this festival is celebrated it is because in an year to remember the dead saints , martyrs , The eve of western christians feast or all hallows / saints . So they remember  the faith departure they celebrate this day. The activities performed for halloween are Pumkin carving  in to jack o lantern, costume party,and any spooky things are done and yeah Trick o treat  which is one of my fav I enjoy when kids come knocking the door asking for trick or treat :)  Ok now speaking about halloween there are variety of spooky dishes  made for it and these cupcakes as suggested by nalini It can be made into a mummy cupcake but I made a spider one . So for my eggless cakes theme as these cupcakes can be converted to can I made these super spongy cupcake.Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#33.

Lets move to recipe ..

Recipe Source :  +nalini suresh 

spongy spider cupcakes

spider cupcake

eggless cakes

spongy eggless cupcakes


 3/4 cup All-purpose flour 
 1/2 tsp baking powder 
 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
 1 tbsp espresso powder / Instant Bru pd
11/2 sticks salted butter (room temperature) 
1 cup sugar 
3 tbsp ground  Flax seeds + 6 tbsp water ( soaked for 10 mins)
1 tsp vanilla extract 
1/2 cup Yogurt
1/4 cup Milk ( extra if needed - optional)

For making spider garnish

Chocolate vermicelli sprinklers 
Black Licorice Strings
Candy pearls / M n M's

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line cupcake tin with holders.
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, espresso / Instant Bru powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in  the flaxseeds mixture and mix well. Add vanilla extract and beat until just combined.
  • Mix the flour mixture in butter mixture  little by little and followed by yogurt , If the batter is too very thick you can add milk  to thin a bit but now too very thin . Pour the batter into cupcake holders.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted  in the cake comes out clean.
  • I decorated my cupcake like spider but you can make mummy garnish too.
  • Frost the cake with blue or any color frosting and cover the frosted area with chocolate vermicelli  sprinklers.
  • Cut black licorice strings to desired length for leg and insert on sides of cupcakes.
  • Use two candies / pearls for eyes.

spider cupcakes - halloween treats

Spongy cupcakes

  • Decorate cupcakes as you like can be a mummy , spider or boo any way to fit the halloween theme.
  • You can convert this cupcake in to cake by baking the batter in a cake pan.
spider cupcakes

Sending to just not the cakes

sending to cooking 4 all seasons


  1. So cute the spider cupcakes are :) definitely a 100/100 for this one... What a fab idea Manju, u rock

  2. very cute spider cupcakes...lovely idea for this!!!

  3. wow.. i didnt feel like taking off those pics. great dear.. they are super cute. well baked n presented

  4. Cupcakes look really cute and yummy. Nice recipe for Halloween.

  5. Yummy. Very cute, Very nice clicks.

    On-going event: What's with my cuppa?

  6. They are spooky but really very cute and adorable, prefect recipe for halloween..

  7. wow so cute and delicious cupcakes...

  8. Those cupcakes are really cute and a little scary too...wonderful preparation !

  9. very innovative decoration!

  10. Looks soo cute n delicious!!

  11. wow u r so creative da...

  12. scary but cute and delicious

  13. tricky treat for Halloween.

  14. yummy and awesome cakes... looks cute.....

  15. super cute cup cakes...nice treat for halloween...

  16. those are so adorable - kids might go running away from them :)

  17. This look super cute Manjula..hope you kids loved it..

  18. Wow..this is so cute ..I love these ..they look so adorable..though I hate spiders but wow I am loving these cup cakes and wish could grab them.

  19. Wow these are spook .. Love the colors in the spider.
    Super cute . Apt for the even inning on m blog
    Theme "lets celebrate Halloween"

  20. Wow!! cup cake looks so spongy and moist..will try this one soon.

  21. Cupcakes looks moist and delicious.

  22. Oh those spider cupcakes look too cute to eat. But so moist not to eat too. perfectly done. My son will love these.

  23. Wow those cupcakes are looking so wonderful!..

  24. Perfect Halloween cupcakes...I too made them for halloween..


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