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Chili-Chocolate Spider Cupcakes

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

A parade of chili-chocolate ganache spiders have got enough kick for a serious bite.

Notes: Sift cocoa if lumpy. This batter makes a tad more than might fit in a standard cupcake cup. Use big liners, or fill normal sized cupcake cups to 3/4 full and bake extra cupcakes if desired. A scoop or spoons can be used to portion the chili ganache instead of a pastry bag. Don't chill ganache balls too firm or you'll have trouble sticking in the legs.

About the Author: Yvonne Ruperti is a food writer, recipe developer, former bakery owner, and author of The Complete Idiot's Guide To Easy Artisan Bread. You can also watch her culinary stylings on the America's Test Kitchen television show. She presently lives in Singapore as a freelance writer for Time Out Singapore. Check out her blog: shophousecook.com . Follow Yvonne on Twitter.

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