These creative Halloween cupcakes are an absolute scream! Make these too-cute Halloween treats by starting with one of our from-scratch Halloween cupcake recipes or pick up undecorated cupcakes at your local bakery and transform them into spider web cupcakes, candy corn cupcakes, or even tiny monster faces. You don't need crazy skills to create cute Halloween cupcakes, only some basic kitchen tools, like zip-top bags, and your favorite frosting. Store-bought frosting works fine in most recipes, though you may need to thin it for a few more intricate recipes.
Red Velvet Cobweb CupcakesThese festive Red Velvet Cobweb Cupcakes are as delicoious as they are detailed.
Chocolate Spider CupcakesThese spooky spiderweb cupcakes are easier to decorate than you think. Simply frost in white icing, then pipe black icing in concentric circles and drag a toothpick through them to create the webbed effect.
Learn how to make scary-good bat cupcakes using chocolate cookie pieces and frosting.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Meringue GhostsVanilla Meringue Frosting creates too-cute ghosts and delightfully a sweet bite topping your chocolate cupcake.
Almond Spider CakesA web of sugary goodness awaits you in these Halloween cupcakes. Almond paste in the batter and a colorful almond glaze give these cakes a distinctive nutty taste that kids will love. Top with plastic or gummy spiders for a spooky touch.
Orange Angel Food Cupcakes with Candy Corn ButtercreamThis citrus-flavored spin on angel food cake is perfect as the base for colorful Candy Corn frosting! Pile the cupcake high with buttercream and enjoy this Halloween treat.
Carrot-Coconut Spice CupcakesLooking for some not too scary Halloween snacks? These Carrot-Coconut Spice Cupcakes will to the trick. Try this spin on carrot cupcakes by added shredded coconut to the batter and toasted coconut on top!
Chocolate Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese FrostingInstant coffee granules enhance these cupcakes' already rich chocolatey flavor. Top with a vanilla cream cheese frosting and add your favorite Halloween-inspired toppings, like licorice, jelly beans, or even plastic cake toppers (like the black cat shown here).
Skeleton CupcakesGive your chocolate cupcakes a scary skeleton makeover! Frost Chocolate Cupcakes with a dollop of homemade white frosting, then top with a chocolate wafer and upside down mini chocolate cupcake. Add brown M&Ms for eyes and black licorice for a nose. White jelly beans transform this skeleton into a tasty, toothy treat.
Mini Ghost CupcakesAt just 15 cents per serving, these mini cupcakes are easy to prepare and to work into your budget. Bake 3 dozen Mini Chocolate Cupcakes, then pipe whipped topping into a ghost shape and use chocolate chips for the eyes and nose.
Heavenly Candy Bar CupcakesTempted to break into those bags of candy you've stockpiled for trick-or-treaters? Melt a few Milky Ways in a saucepan and bake them into these ultra-rich cupcakes. Top with Chocolate-Marshmallow Frosting and chopped candy garnishes.
Trick or Treat CupcakesThis cupcake is the showcase for our Halloween thrills. For the parade of goblins, ghosts, and monsters looking for something sweet, we top it with anything we can find on the candy aisle. There's no trick to this treat—it's scrumptious any time of year.
Devil's Food Cupcakes with Marshmallow FillingThese devilish cupcakes feature a hidden treasure of ooey-gooey marshmallow cream filling. Your little ghosts and goblins are sure to devour these tasty treats!
Little Monster CupcakesPerfect for preschool and kindergarten Halloween celebrations, these adorable monster cupcakes are more sweet than scary.
Chocolate-Coconut CupcakesNothing could be better than a chocolate cupcake topped with marshmallow frosting, except maybe one topped with marshmallow frosting AND ganache. If you want to pin this, we suggest swirling the ganache to look like spooky spiderwebs.