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9 Spooktacular Halloween Cupcakes

By: Danielle Zimmerman, editor for

Witch Hat CupcakesDouble, double toil and trouble. Fire burn, and cauldron bubble. You won't need a fancy spell to conjure up these 9 Spooktacular Halloween Cupcakes. Aside from cookies, Halloween cupcakes can be made to look so incredibly festive that, sometimes, they don't even look like cupcakes at first glance. This array of brightly colored and creative recipes for cupcakes will be a big hit at your next Halloween party. From cupcakes made with boxed cake mix to those made from scratch, creepy sweets to cute treats, and everything in between, these are some of the most festive Halloween dessert recipes you'll ever come across.


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9 Spooktacular Halloween Cupcakes


Halloween Dessert Recipes



Chocolatey Dirt Pudding Cupcakes

One of the best kid-friendly desserts, "dirt pudding," has been transformed into one of the most fun Halloween cupcakes. You'll especially love the cupcakes' crumbly dirt topping.


Witch Hat Cupcakes

These sweet treats are sure to cast a spell on you. You'll especially love the looks of surprise on your friends' faces when they find a special surprise in the hats.


Eerie Black Velvet Spider Cupcakes

The Itsy Bitsy Spider has nothing on this scary Halloween dessert. This red velvet cupcake recipe has been dyed black in order to transform the treats into festive Halloween cupcakes.


Frightfully Delightful Slime-Filled Cupcakes

These cupcakes are a scream. Even though this Halloween dessert recipe may look like a mad scientist's toxic experiment gone wrong, you won't be able to get enough of them.


Oogey Boogy Brain Cupcakes

You'll love the creepy frosting design and pink hue of these cupcakes that people may start to believe that you've become a brain-craving zombie. You can't go wrong with making this easy Halloween dessert recipe for your party.


Chocolatey Vampire Repellent Cupcakes

You'll never guess the secret ingredient in these Halloween cupcakes. At first, you may not think the ingredient fits into a Halloween dessert recipe, but it actually works really well with the chocolate ingredients.


Prime Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

While these may not be as creepy-looking as some of the other Halloween cupcakes on this list, it's no less festive. The pumpkin flavor in this Halloween dessert recipe is out of this world.


Slime and Cockroach Cupcakes

Everyone walking by your Halloween party dessert table will do a double take when they see these scary Halloween cupcakes. You'll have to convince everyone of how tasty they actually are!


Wide-Eyed Owl Cupcakes

Your party guests will be hooting and hollering over these Halloween cupcakes. These cute critters look so cute with their giant Oreo cookie eyes that you'll just want to gobble them all up.



In search of more tasty Halloween desserts? Browse through our entire collection of Halloween treats, 44 Bewitching Halloween Dessert Recipes!


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