Witch's Hat Cupcakes
Halloween cupcakes don't have to be complicated to be cute or creepy. These easy edibles use Oreo cookies and Hershey's kisses — plus some perfectly picked frosting colors — to capture the season without much work.
Get the recipe and directions from Tastes Better from Scratch.
Blood Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red velvet cupcakes already have a color perfect for this holiday, so lean into it! Go with the classic cream cheese frosting and prepare a deliciously grissly drizzle of fake blood to go on top for the final touch.
Get the recipe and directions from The Little Epicurean.
Worms in Dirt Cupcakes
Fans of the childhood classic worms in dirt pudding cups will flip for these updated versions of the snack. If your baking skills are advanced, hollow out the inside of the cupcakes and fill them with chocolate pudding for an even more true-to-the-original experience.
Get the recipe and directions from Like Mother, Like Daughter.
Witch's Cauldron Cupcakes
Cut up gummy worms and sugar bones make the frosting filling to these creepy cupcakes look like it's overflowing with toil and trouble. (Plus, who can say no to more sugar on their sweets?) Check out craft stores for edible sugar eyes.
Get the recipe and directions from Life Made Simple.
Meringue Ghost Cupcakes
These Halloween cupcakes are way more treat than trick since they top a dessert with a second to achieve their spooky effect. Make sure you use meringue instead of frosting for the best ghosts that stand tall through your whole party.
Get the recipe and directions from Jenny Steffens.
Channel your inner vampire and sink your fangs into these very worthwhile Halloween cupcakes. (Your diet is dead for the day, folks!)
Halloween cupcakes and Halloween cookies are the perfect fit for the trick-or-treat holiday. Just like you can grab a Reese’s, some Bottle Caps, a couple Hershey’s Kisses, and an assortment of Snickers and 3 Musketeers bars when you’re going door to door, cookies and cupcakes are small enough that your guests can grab a little of this and a little of that. After all, your job as Halloween party host is to satisfy all their spooky sugar cravings.
These Halloween cupcakes do exactly that handily. Some even work double-duty and channel some of the classic kid favorite candy bars in their flavor combinations.
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We even went monster hunting for the most elusive of Halloween treats: sugar sweet goodies that won’t give the little ones nightmares of goblins that keep them (and you) up all night. So whether you want your party to lean toward witch or werewolf, we’ve got the Halloween cupcake recipes that will have your guests howling in delight.
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NOTE: Any decorations or edible toppers you see on the Halloween cupcakes or mentioned in the recipes can be found in a couple places. If you’re not in a time crunch, you can turn to e-commerce sites like Amazon for great deals on the decorations, but you can also make the quick trip to your local crafting store or a chain like Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. All of them should have a baking section in which you’ll find all the sprinkles, edible sugar eyes and red food gel you could ever want for dressing up your darling cupcakes to make them look dreadful for the spooky holiday.