Halloween Cupcake Recipes

Find Halloween cupcake ideas, from horrible to adorable. Allrecipes has easy halloween cupcake recipes and decorations to suit your party needs.

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Owl Cupcakes

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Looking for fun ideas for a kid's birthday party, a bake sale, or to celebrate Halloween? Try these cute owl cupcakes that are extremely easy to make. All you need are cookies, some M&Ms, and a little creativity!

Halloween Fondant Ghost Cupcakes

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I made these little fondant ghosts last year for Halloween as my creepy dessert and they were so easy and quick to decorate that I will make them every year from now on.

Chocolate Cupcakes with Pumpkin Cheesecake Filling

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Chocolate cupcakes with pumpkin cheesecake filling are a delicious combination of rich, moist chocolate cake and a creamy pumpkin smoothness inside.

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

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Delicious, light and fluffy! These taste of Fall, and the crystallized ginger gives then a lovely little zing. Even people who don't like pumpkin love these cupcakes. These disappear as fast as I can set them out!

Bat Cupcakes

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I make dozens of these each Halloween. They are so cute! My kids expect to be able to take them to school even when I am not the Halloween party mom! I also take some to work and the people who dress up in costumes get one as a prize - they come looking for me to show me their costumes!
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Cupcake Graveyard

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Great at Halloween time! I always bring these ghoulish treats to class parties.

Creepy Halloween Skull Cupcakes

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You can use any chocolate cupcake or muffin recipe for these scary skull cupcakes which are always are hit at any Halloween party I bring them to. I was inspired by the movie 'Night of the Living Dead' when creating them.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

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Definitely a hit for Halloween!

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

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This hearty pumpkin cupcake with a cinnamon-cream cheese frosting is good in the fall or any other time of the year.

Easy Halloween Mummy Cupcakes

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Even if you're not an experienced cupcake decorator, these little mummies are super easy to make and my kids loved them at their Halloween party. You can use any dark-colored cupcake or muffin and turn them into a creepy mummy in a heartbeat.

Carrot Cupcakes with White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

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This is a very moist and light carrot muffin. It's not too sweet and not greasy like other carrot muffins/cakes. The White Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing adds just enough sweetness to round it off.

Bloody Broken Glass Cupcakes

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I made made these cupcakes for my nephew's birthday and they turned out so creepy that I thought I would share them here for Halloween. I tried out a few different methods for sugar glass and included the method which produced the clearest glass for me.

Inspiration and Ideas

Spider Cupcakes

"Loved these! Very simple to make, though they do take time. I topped with chocolate sprinkles to add the 'hair' look. Everyone thought they were great!" – JaSharp021

Our Spookiest Halloween Cupcake Ideas

With a little creativity, you can create some scary-looking cupcakes.

Spiced Spider Cupcakes

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Delicious Halloween cupcakes to die for!