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Halloween parties call for creepy and creative treats to shock and delight your guests. Whether it's tastefully made pumpkin-flavored cupcakes or chilling eyeball cupcakes, people of all ages will go absolutely BATTY for these recipes!

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Rate this recipe 4.3/5 (13 Votes)
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Servings 12
Preparation time 50
Cooking time 100

  • 1 (18.9-ounce) box Pillsbury Funfetti Halloween Cake Mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Crisco pure vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon yellow food color
  • 10 drops red food color
  • 1 (15.6-ounce) can Pillsbury® Funfetti Halloween vanilla flavored frosting

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These Halloween Funfetti cupcakes are a super fun recipe to make with the kids to get the family in the spirit!

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Kids will love helping out in the kitchen with these pumpkin flavored Halloween cupcakes – decorate these delicio

  • FROSTING:
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin purée
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 container ready-to-spread vanilla frosting
  • Orange food coloring, optional
  • Halloween candies to decorate
4.7/5 (9 Votes)

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These cupcakes are colored like candy corn with the yellow base, orange top and frosted with white! It would be fun...

  • 1 box classic white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large egg whites
  • Red and yellow food dye
  • Tub of fluffy white frosting
4.5/5 (133 Votes)

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Don't be scared if these black cats cross your path, they're delicious and not spooky at all! These cupcakes are pe...

  • Cupcakes in any flavor, baked and cooled
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Yellow gumdrops
  • Shoestring licorice in black
  • Brown candy coating drops
  • Yellow mini M&M candies
4/5 (9 Votes)

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These witch cupcakes are fun to make and filled with a yummy marshmallow creme filling with a hint of orange flavor...

  • ORANGE CREAM FILLING:
  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup Hershey's Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup butter, 1 stick
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 teaspoons orange juice
  • Red and yellow food dye
4.5/5 (20 Votes)

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Pumpkin is the flavor of fall, so when the weather starts to get cooler and the leaves start to change color, these...

  • PUMPKIN CUPCAKES:
  • 1 (18.25-ounce) Betty Crocker Golden Vanilla Super Moist Cake Mix*
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup canned 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup water
  • PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
  • 8 ounces Philadelphia 1/3 fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 tablespoons packed brown sugar
4.5/5 (56 Votes)

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Perfect recipe for a Halloween or April Fool's day party ! Red velvet cupcakes with frosting and glass shards with

  • SUGAR GLASS:
  • 1 can white frosting
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • EDIBLE BLOOD:
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water, or more as needed
  • 15 drops red food coloring
  • 3 drops blue food coloring
4.2/5 (68 Votes)

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Inspired by Halloween’s signature candy, these bright cupcakes feature vibrant layers of orange and yellow cake t...

  • 1 package (18 1/4 ounces) white cake mix
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • McCormick® Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye
  • 1 container (16-ounce) vanilla frosting
  • Assorted decorations, such as orange sprinkles and candy corn
4.5/5 (46 Votes)

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Easy to make, these impressive spider web cupcakes have a spooky surprise cream cheese center and spider web frosti...

  • 1 (8-ounce) block cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 8 drops yellow food coloring
  • 4 drops red food coloring
  • 1 package Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe® Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tub Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-Style Classic Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 tub Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-Style Classic Vanilla Frosting
  • Chocolate decorating decors
5/5 (1 Votes)

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These cupcakes look right back at you

  • 4 teaspoons soft margarine or butter
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces with16 slices) sliced pears in heavy syrup, drained and blotted dry
  • 8 canned dark, sweet cherries, blotted dry
  • 1 box (8 1/2 ounces) corn muffin mix
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup 1 percent low-fat milk
  • Non-stick vegetable spray
  • 5 or 6 strings of black licorice or other color licorice
5/5 (1 Votes)

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Place a mini donut atop a cupcake to transform it into a dome shape

  • 1 package (18 1/4 ounces) white cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • McCormick® Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye
  • 1 container (16-ounce) vanilla frosting
  • 24 mini donuts
  • 24 green gum drops
4.5/5 (34 Votes)

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Chocolate cupcakes are frosted then tops are dipped in chocolate sprinkles then decorated with yellow gumdrops and

  • Prepared chocolate cupcakes
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Chocolate sprinkles for dipping tops of frosted cupcakes
  • Yellow gumdrops (for eyes - cut in half, sticky side up)
  • Black shoestring licorice* (for eye pupils, and whiskers)
  • Chocolate candy disks (cut into triangles for ears)
  • Chocolate frosting (for nose)
  • Melted yellow candy melts, for gluing the gumdrops on
4.8/5 (12 Votes)

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Bring these chocolate spiderweb cupcakes to your Halloween party and watch them disappear as soon as you put them o...

  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, 1 1/2 sticks
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 bottle dark stout, such as Guinness, poured and settled before you measure
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt (or heavy cream)
  • 1 1/4 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 recipes butter cream frosting, or 1 can frosting
  • Black gel frosting
4.6/5 (17 Votes)

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Oh so easy, and oh so cute! These Halloween cupcakes are decorated with the Ghost Peeps you can find in the store d...

  • CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES:
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 3/4 cup semisweet dark chocolate
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk or sour milk (1/2 cup milk plus 1/2 teaspoon vinegar; Let stand for 10 minutes to curdle)
  • FROSTING:
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Ghost Peeps
4.7/5 (15 Votes)

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In case you are still trying to decide what sorts of spooky treats you want to make for Halloween, this recipe is t...

  • HERSHEY'S CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES:
  • 24 brown mini M&Ms plus, more for filling (optional)
  • Hershey's Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Dirty Green Simple Buttercream
  • 12 chocolate sugar cones
  • 1 pound black licorice laces, cut into 1/4-inch, 1/2-inch and 2-inch lengths
  • 12 candy corns
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 6 tablespoons Hershey's Cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • DIRTY GREEN SIMPLE BUTTERCREAM:
  • 1 1/2 pounds (6 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Red and green food coloring
4.7/5 (15 Votes)

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