Easy Halloween Cupcakes

scary ghostly treats
Scary ghostly treats
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For cupcakes:
3 Large eggs
¾ cup Sour cream full fat
¾ cup Canola oil or vegetable oil
1 tbsp Vanilla extract
1 box (15.25 ounces) Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
1 package (3.4 ounces) Chocolate pudding mix dry
½ cup Water warm, or use leftover coffee
½ cup Walnuts finely chopped
⅓ cup Chocolate chips miniature
For frosting:
½ cup Unsalted butter at room temperature
1 package (8 ounces) Cream Cheese full fat, at room temperature
1 tsp Vanilla extract
⅛ tsp Sea salt fine
3 cups Powdered sugar
For eyes:
48 Chocolate chips miniature

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Easy Halloween Cupcakes


These Easy Halloween Cupcakes are the treats you need this Halloween! They are simple to make, they taste delicious and they look great on any Halloween party table. To decorate the cupcakes to look like ghosts, simply pipe cream cheese frosting onto the cupcake using a plain #24 piping nozzle until you have an upside-down cone shape. For the eyes, place two mini chocolate chips near the top of the frosting and that’s it – cute, I mean, scary ghosts for Halloween!

Start by making cupcake batter and fill cupcake liners ¾ way full. Bake in the oven and allow to completely cool before frosting. While the cupcakes cook, prepare the frosting by mixing butter and cream cheese with vanilla extract and sea salt and slowly adding powdered sugar and beat until well blended and smooth. Once the cupcakes are cool, pipe the frosting on top and that’s it!

To make Easy Halloween Cupcakes, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Steps to make Easy Halloween Cupcakes


Heat oven and prepare cupcake pans


Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Line 2 cupcake pans with paper cupcake liners.


Mix wet ingredients


Whisk 3 large eggs in a large bowl. Add ¾ cup of sour cream, ¾ cup of canola oil and 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract. Whisk until completely combined.


Mix dry ingredients


In a separate bowl, stir the box of cake mix with the package of pudding mix together. Add ⅓ cup of chocolate chips and ½ a cup of chopped walnuts. Mix until they are fully incorporated.


Mix wet and dry ingredients and add water or coffee


Pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture and add ½ a cup of warm water or coffee. Mix together until just combined.




Transfer the dough to the paper cupcake liners, filling them ¾ the way full. Bake in the oven for 18-23 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.



Remove the cupcakes from the oven and leave them to cool while preparing the frosting.


Make frosting


Cream together ½ cup of unsalted butter and 8 ounces of cream cheese using a hand mixer on medium-high speed. Once the mixture is completely smooth, mix in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and ⅛ teaspoon of sea salt. Turn the mixer to low speed, and gradually add 3 cups of powdered sugar, beating until fully blended and smooth. Chill in the refrigerator while the cupcakes finish cooling.




Place frosting in a piping bag, fitted with a #24 piping nozzle and pipe frosting onto the cupcake in an upside-down cone shape. For the eyes, place two mini chocolate chips near the top of the frosting.



Serve as a Halloween treat this year!

These Easy Halloween Cupcakes are delicious and they really look the part! Please don’t forget to tag #CookMeRecipes in your Halloween instagram photos if you make these!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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