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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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?!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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
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
And there you have it! You now have some gorgeous witch cupcakes for halloween to share or gobble up yourself!
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.
More options are these butter pecan cookies, banana bread with cake mix, 3 ingredient cake mix cookies, cinnamon donuts, funfetti sugar cookie truffles, Strawberry 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.
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!
- 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
- Deco eyes
- Jellybeans for nose
- 10-12 oz chocolate
- 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable shortening
- 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
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 825Total Fat: 46gSaturated Fat: 28gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 93gFiber: 5gSugar: 79gProtein: 11g
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