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10 Fun & Easy Halloween Cupcakes

It’s almost Halloween! That means it’s time to get serious about your Halloween food ideas for this year. What will you be making? Cupcakes? Cookies? Cake? There are so many ways to have a blast with food for this fun holiday. If you’re going the cupcake route, here are 10 easy recipes to try!

Werewolf Cupcakes on a table.

Werewolf Cupcakes


Chocolate cupcakes topped with buttercream frosting and candies to look like werewolves!

Close up of a spider cupcake

Spider Cupcakes


Moist and fluffy chocolate cupcakes covered with chocolate frosting and sprinkles. Candy eyes and pretzel sticks turn them into spookily fun Halloween spider cupcakes even kids can put together.

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Halloween Cauldron Cupcakes


This easy cupcake recipe uses mini Reeses Peanut Butter cups and frosting to make an adorable witch’s cauldron on top of your cupcakes. Super simple – and super cute!

Spider Oreo Cupcakes


These Halloween cupcakes use another simple grocery store find to make spooky cupcakes: Oreos and candy! Chocolate cupcakes are topped with vanilla buttercream frosting, then Oreo cookies are used to make spiders with licorice sticks and candies. The kids could make these themselves and then you’ve got yourself a Halloween dessert AND activity in one. WIN.

A close up of a candy corn cupcake on a white rimmed plate

Candy Corn Cupcakes


Candy corn lovers will adore these Halloween cupcakes! Just look at all those gorgeous colors. Vanilla cupcake batter is colored in orange, yellow and white, then topped with multicolored buttercream frosting. Add sprinkles and candy corn on top for even more decorative flair.

Pumpkin cupcakes with frosting and fall decorations on top.

Maple Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These moist and fluffy cupcakes are all the best parts of fall in dessert form! Maple cupcakes are gently spiced with the perfect amount of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and all spice, then topped with an irresistible cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Add pepitas and candy pumpkins on top for an elegant Halloween cupcake.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes


Grown ups and kids alike will adore these pumpkin spice cupcakes! Made with dark brown sugar, pure pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, these simple cupcakes hit all the right notes. Topped with vanilla frosting and then drizzled with a quick caramel sauce, these really are our favorite Starbucks drink in cupcake form.

Witches Brew Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Easy Witches Cauldron Halloween Cupcakes

These Halloween cupcakes look like a bubbling witches cauldron! They’re made with devils food cake mix (talk about easy) and then decorated with gum balls, sprinkles and edible balls. This is another fun Halloween food idea the kids could totally make!

These fun halloween tombstone cupcakes are made with chocolate cupcakes and rice krispie treats that are made to look like tombstones!

Tombstone Cupcakes


These gorgeous Halloween cupcakes are full of flavor and SO EASY to make! They’re sure to be a showstopper at your Halloween get together.

Sour Patch Kid Cupcakes


If Sour Patch Kids are one of your favorite Halloween candies then you’re in for a treat because now you can make them in cupcake form. Fluffy vanilla cupcakes are stuffed with fruit jam, then topped with a creamy frosting and dusted with a mix of citric acid and sugar to recreate all the sweet-sour flavors you love.

Looking for even more Halloween food ideas? Be sure to check out our recipe index! You can filter by occasion or use the search box to find your next treat.

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