Spooky Delights Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: October 26, 2020 Modified: July 7, 2021
Spooky Delights Halloween Cupcakes Recipe

No spooky costume party is complete without some creepy Halloween cupcakes! These spooky cupcakes are treats you ought to keep an eye out for. We say that because each delicious chocolate cupcake comes with gummy eyeballs and “bloody” red buttercream frosting to set a chilling but fun mood. Guests with a sweet tooth are sure to enjoy a batch of these Halloween muffins which will go absolutely well with witches brew drink.

Tips on Making Halloween Cupcakes

Our Spooky Delights Halloween cupcakes are delightfully easy to make. With our tips and ideas, you’re guaranteed an amazing batch of moist chocolate cupcakes. Take note of these tips before you go grab an apron and get baking:

 

  • All ingredients should be at room temperature. They will be easier to work with later on.
  • Mix until everything is just combined. Once you see the ingredient you added in is no longer as visible, you’re done. Do not overmix your batter as this could make your cupcakes tough.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to fill your cupcake liners to ¾ full. This ensures that your cupcakes will bake evenly and come out in uniform sizes.
  • Use gel food coloring for your buttercream frosting. It gives the most intense colors, perfect for bloody bright red icing! You can also make it black or green for Frankenstein-inspired creepy cupcakes.
  • Get creative with your Halloween cupcake decorations! You can use candy corn, chocolate chips, gummy worms, or dust them with powdered sugar, cocoa powder, cookie crumbs, and even pumpkin spice. You can even fill them with cream cheese frosting if you want.
  • Can’t find any gummy eyeballs? No problem! Just use any red, ring-shaped candy and fill the hole with a black gumdrop, M&M candy, or even our butterfinger eyeballs

If you’ve got an eye for making more yummy treats, we’ve got a bunch of Halloween cupcake recipes for you. Our red velvet bloody cupcakes and spider cupcakes are some gory treats you’ll surely enjoy. Happy Halloween!

How To Make Spooky Delights Halloween Cupcakes

These easy Halloween cupcakes are filled with a sweet, creamy frosting. It’s even creepier when topped with a chewy gummy eyeball.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 45 mins
Makes:
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Ingredients

For Cupcake:

  • cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup milk

For Frosting:

  • 12 oz whipped topping, thawed
  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
  • red decorator gel, or any desired color

For Decorations:

  • Gummy googly eyes
  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Colored sugar

Instructions

Cupcake:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar until they’re light and fluffy.

  3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.

  4. Stir in the vanilla extract.

  5. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Then, add it to the creamed mixture alternately with milk, beating after each addition.

  6. Fill cupcake liners and bake in the oven for 25 minutes.

  7. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack, and let cool.

Frosting:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the whipped topping, confectioners' sugar, and gel decorator, and mix well.

  2. Cut the chunk out of the center of each cupcake and set aside.

  3. Fill in the cavity with a large dollop of frosting.

  4. Place a gummy eyeball on top of the filled cavity.

  5. Decorate with Halloween sprinkles and colored sugar.

  6. Serve to guests and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • To cut the center off the cupcake, you may use a cupcake plunger. If not available, using a melon baller or a small teaspoon works just as well!
  • You may also fill the cavity of your cupcakes by placing your frosting in a piping bag for easier filling. If desired, frost the surface in a circular motion before placing the gummy eyeballs for additional frosting on top.

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Commonly Asked Questions

What makes cupcakes light and fluffy?

A good amount of gluten and fat traps air bubbles in the cupcake, giving it the desired structure and fluff. Be sure not to deflate your cupcakes by refraining from opening the oven door to check. Allow them to fully cook and set before doing a cake doneness test.

What is the secret to moist cupcakes?

The secret to moist cupcakes is increasing their fat content. If you want your cupcakes to be extra moist, use canola oil instead of butter, and sour cream or yogurt instead of milk. Switching to brown sugar will also help because it has a higher moisture level than white sugar. Through time, you can keep them moist by cooling and storing them properly. Just make sure to bring them back to room temperature for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Conclusion

Both kids and adults alike are sure to be spooked by these gummy eyeball-topped Halloween cupcakes. Enjoy decorating them to your desire, and make it a fun family activity by having the kids help out in making them.

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