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Easy Halloween Ghost Cupcakes. Dark chocolate cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream and black frosting make the perfect spooky Halloween treat!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Getting dressed up, passing out candy, and watching my little guy fill with excitement is the best.
We also use the time of year to get a little crazy with our sweet tooth. Enter the:
Easy Halloween Ghost Cupcakes
How adorable are these little guys? When it comes to making themed desserts I always try to stick with two simple rules: It has to be simple and it has to be cute. These fill both of those categories! It takes a whopping 30 minutes from start to finish.
The best part? Imperfections make these even better. No need to make them all match or worry about your pipping skills. If you can swirl your wrist you can make these cupcakes.
How to make Halloween Ghost Cupcakes:
- Bake your cupcakes.
- Top them with vanilla frosting or buttercream using a large round pipping tip.
- Add a small round pipping tip and coupler to a tube of black frosting.
- Pipe eyes directly onto your frosting.
Easy Ghost Cupcakes
- 1 (15.25 oz) box chocolate or devils food cake mix
- 1 (4oz) box chocolate pudding mix
- 1 cup sour cream
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs
- 2 tsp espresso powder (optional)
- 2 cups vanilla buttercream
- black frosting
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line 2- 12 count muffin tins with paper liners and set aside.
Combine the first seven ingredients in a large bowl. Mix until fully combined.
Fill your cupcake liners 3/4 full. Bake 15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
Prep a piping bag with a large round pipping tip. Fill with your vanilla buttercream or frosting.
Pipe the frosting on top of your cupcake until you have a nice tall dome. Don't worry about it being too perfect. The imperfect ghosts look the best!
Using a small round pipping tip and black frosting, create small eyes directly onto the frosted cupcakes.
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