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  • Serves: 12 Servings

Hot Cross Black Widows

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Category: Kids

 Ingredients List

  • To make muffins:
  • 1 tb Butter or margarine
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 c Vegetable oil
  • 1 c Milk
  • 2 c All-purpose flour
  • 3 ts Baking powder
  • 1 ts Salt
  • 1/4 c Sugar
  • To make frosting:
  • 4 oz Cream cheese; softened
  • 3 tb Unsalted butter; at room
  • 1 1/2 c Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 ts Vanilla extract
  • Juice of 1/4 lemon
  • --or 1 teaspoon bottled lemo
  • Red food coloring
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Green food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
  • Black licorice strings


Recipe by: Creepy Cuisine, Lucy Munroe
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease the bottoms, but not the
sides, of 12 medium-sized muffin cups with the butter or margarine. Beat
the egg in a large bowl with a fork. Stir in the vegetable oil and milk.
Combine the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a small mixing bowl and
stir together. Add to the egg mixture. Stir lightly until the dry
ingredients are barely moistened. The batter should be lumpy. Fill the
muffin cups 3/4 full of batter. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, or until the
muffins turn golden brown. Carefully remove from the oven, turn out of the
pan and set on a rack to cool. To prepare frosting, mix cream cheese and
butter together with an electric mixer. Slowly add powdered sugar and
continue beating. Add vanilla extract and lemon juice, and mix thoroughly.
Put a small portion of frosting in a separate bowl and mix into it a few
drops of red food coloring. Set aside. Color the remaining frosting, drop
by drop, with red, yellow, green and blue food coloring until it is black.
With a rubber spatula, spread the black frosting on top of each muffin.
Then add a small red Black Widow hourglass to each one. Add legs to your
spiders using licorice whip strings. You may need to cut the licorice into
shorter pieces. Place arachnids on a platter and serve. You may want to
decorate the platter with fake spiderwebs.

Penny Halsey (ATBN65B).

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