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

Rating: 4.67 stars
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

Rating: 5 stars
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

Rating: 4.43 stars
Chocolate cupcakes with pumpkin cheesecake filling are a delicious combination of rich, moist chocolate cake and a creamy pumpkin smoothness inside.

Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes

Rating: 4.84 stars
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

Rating: 4.7 stars
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!

Cupcake Graveyard

Rating: 4.64 stars
Great at Halloween time! I always bring these ghoulish treats to class parties.

Creepy Halloween Skull Cupcakes

Rating: 4.2 stars
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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Spider Cupcakes
Rating: Unrated
"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.