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!
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.
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.
Maple Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon 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.
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!
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.
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