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Halloween Witch Cupcakes

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These adorable Halloween witch cupcakes are easy to make and super cute to share. If you need the perfect Halloween cake mix recipe to try, this is the one!
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Decorating Time: 15 minutes
Total: 50 minutes
a pair of the finished halloween spooky witch cupcakes ready to eat.

These adorable Halloween witch cupcakes are easy to make and super cute to share. If you need the perfect Halloween cake mix recipe to try, this is the one!

The best part about Halloween is the treats, right?! Well today we’re making a delicious cake mix treat that is perfect for the little ghosts and goblins that will darken your doorstep in the coming weeks.

Making recipes with cake mix means you don’t have to drag out all the baking stuff too! The cake mix already has everything measured to perfection so we get to start with an easy base and spend our time making these witch cupcakes fun and festive.

Anther great fall classic to try is this simple pumpkin chocolate chip cake!

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Pin showing the finished halloween witch cupcakes ready to eat.

When it comes to Halloween treats you’ll probably also want to try these Halloween Monster Cookies! They’re a cake mix cookie recipe that everyone will love. Who doesn’t love cookies that stare them down?!

cookies baked and ready to be shared.

If you have a Halloween party each year and are looking for easy recipes that will be a hit with the crowd but are simple to prepare we’ve got you covered.

Between the monster cookies and these Halloween witch cupcakes everyone will be gushing about your being skills…they don’t need to know that these recipes are super simple.

a close up of one of the finished halloween witch cupcakes ready to eat.

Can kids help make this recipe for spooky cupcakes?

Depending on their age I would say that kids can definitely help from start to finish with these Halloween witch cupcakes. Older kids can probably handle the baking of the actual cupcakes and younger kids will be safe in helping to decorate.

If you want to make things really easy you can always make the cupcakes ahead of time and then do the decorating with little helpers!

It’s also fun to make these witch cupcakes into a DIY station at a halloween party. You can make the cupcakes and then set out an example so everyone sees what they’re trying to achieve and then let them go to town decorating their own spooky Halloween cupcakes!

Another look at the finished halloween witch cupcakes ready to eat.

What do I need to make witch cupcakes for Halloween?

To make this simple Halloween cupcake recipe you will need a boxed cake mix, sugar cones, sugar cookies or Oreos, green, purple, and grey frosting, as well as halloween themed sprinkles and candy eyes.

You will also need jellybeans for the nose and some chocolate for melting with vegetable shortening. The vegetable shortening will help keep the chocolate smooth when we’re melting it!

That’s it! I’ve linked to some of our favorites for sprinkles, candy eyes, grey, purple, and green icing as well as the boxed cake mix!

You can use your favorite brand. Keep in mind you’ll also need the ingredients to prepare the cake mix as listed. It’ll vary for different brands so just consult the back and make sure you have things like eggs, oil, and water or milk on hand.

ingredients needed to make halloween witch cupcakes.

Kitchen Essentials For Cupcake Recipes:

If you are trying to pick out some of the best supplies to stock your kitchen for cake mix recipes and baking in general, these are some of our favorites and must have items.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

For cupcakes you’ll also need cupcake pans, cupcake liners, and a mixer!

A look at the finished green halloween witch cupcakes up close.

How to make Halloween witch cupcakes:

Here we have the step by step instructions with photos to help you see exactly how to prepare these gorgeous Halloween witch cupcakes. They’re easy so don’t fret. You don’t have to be a master baker or decorating in order to make the best spooky treats this holiday season.

Bake cupcakes per recipe and cool completely 

baked cupcakes ready to be decorated.

Melt chocolate and shortening together to make chocolate thin enough for dipping the cookies and cones 

melted chocolate ready to coat the cookies and cones.

Dip cookies and cones in chocolate and set aside or place in refrigerator to set 

coating the cookies with chocolate.

Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, alternating colors as you wish 

cookies ready to be chilled.

Pipe a line of frosting around the opening of the cone and place it in the center of the cookie to create the witch hat 

attaching the cones and cookies to make the witch hats.

Pipe frosting all the way around where the cookie and cone meet and pour on sprinkles to create a hat band 

adding sprinkles to the brim of the witches hat.

Use gray frosting to pipe hair on one side of the cupcake

hair being added to the cupcakes.

Place the hat on top of cupcake 

Hat added to the top of the iced cupcakes.

Add deco eyes and jellybean nose  

a close up of one of the finished halloween witch cupcakes ready to eat.

And there you have it! You now have some gorgeous witch cupcakes for halloween to share or gobble up yourself!

Finished halloween witch cupcakes ready to serve.

Do you want to make more cake mix recipes?

If you are looking for more cake mix recipes you could not have landed in a better spot on the web. Here’s a few of our favorite recipes made with boxed cake mixes that I think you’ll love.

There’s something for everyone and each of these recipes is simple and straightforward, no muss, no fuss. Just simple desserts that the whole family will enjoy.

Try out Apple Pie Cookies, Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies, Twix cookies, brownie batter dip, key lime cookies, chocolate cherry cookies, vanilla cake with strawberry filling, or Instant Pot Apple Spice Cake.

finished cupcakes ready to eat.

More options are these butter pecan cookies, banana bread with cake mix, 3 ingredient cake mix cookies, cinnamon donutsfunfetti sugar cookie trufflesStrawberry Cake Batter Dip, Firecracker Poke Cake, Layered Red White and Blue Cupcakes, Pineapple Coconut Poke Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Dump Cake, and red velvet cake mix cookies.

There’s more! Don’t miss out on these lemon cake mix cookies, Soft Cake Mix Sugar Cookies, Cake Mix Air Fryer Cookies, and Chocolate Chip Cake Batter Cookies!

a pair of the finished halloween spooky witch cupcakes ready to eat.

Printable Halloween Witch Cupcakes Recipe:

Here is the printable version of this super simple Halloween dessert recipe that everyone will love to make. You can find the full ingredients list, instructions, helpful shopping links, and even the nutritional value estimations. Check it out or print and save for later!

a pair of the finished halloween spooky witch cupcakes ready to eat.

Halloween Witch Cupcakes

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These adorable Halloween witch cupcakes are easy to make and super cute to share. If you need the perfect Halloween cake mix recipe to try, this is the one!
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Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Decorating Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • Chocolate cake mix recipe
  • Sugar ice cream cones 1 for each cupcake
  • Any round flat cookie, 1 for each cupcake
  • Green purple, and gray frosting
  • Sprinkles
  • Deco eyes
  • Jellybeans for nose
  • 10-12 oz chocolate
  • 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening

Instructions

  • Bake cupcakes per recipe and cool completely
  • Melt chocolate and shortening together to make chocolate thin enough for dipping the cookies and cones
  • Dip cookies and cones in chocolate and set aside or place in refrigerator to set
  • Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes, alternating colors as you wish
  • Pipe a line of frosting around the opening of the cone and place it in the center of the cookie to create the witch hat
  • Pipe frosting all the way around where the cookie and cone meet and pour on sprinkles to create a hat band
  • Use gray frosting to pipe hair on one side of the cupcake
  • Place the hat on top of cupcake
  • Add deco eyes and jellybean nose

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 825kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 155mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 79g

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