Halloween Cupcake Recipes

Chocolate Batty Cupcakes

These easy cupcakes are fudgy and deliciously scary!

1:15prep time 2:05total time
24 cupcakes
151 Rating

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package devil’s food chocolate cake mix
1 1/4 cups buttermilk*
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

Frosting

3 cups powdered sugar
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 to 5 tablespoons milk

Decorations

24 chocolate kiss-shaped candies, unwrapped
Black decorator gel
Red cinnamon candies
Sliced almonds
1 (9-ounce) package fancy chocolate wafers
Nonpareils

Directions

Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.

Combine all cupcake ingredients in bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed.

Spoon batter evenly into prepared muffin pan cups 2/3 full. Bake 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pans; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Melt 1/2 cup butter in 3-quart saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar, cocoa, corn syrup, vanilla and enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Frost cooled cupcakes.

Place 1 candy kiss at an angle on cupcake for bat head. Attach 2 red cinnamon candies for eyes using decorator gel. Add 2 sliced almonds for ears.

Cut chocolate wafers in half with sharp knife. Pipe straight edges with decorator gel; dip in nonpareils.  At serving time, place wafer halves into cupcakes for wings.

 

*Substitute 4 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice and enough milk to equal 1 1/4 cups; let stand 5 minutes.

Recipe Tip


Chocolate Batty Cupcakes How-To Video/Video by Virtutrix

- If you attach cookie wings too early they will absorb moisture from frosting and break.

- A spring-loaded ice cream or cookie scoop can be used to place batter into paper baking cups.

- If frosting is too dry to spread, beat in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at time, until creamy.

Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake without candies)

Calories: 290

Fat: 13g

Cholesterol: 60mg

Sodium: 340mg

Carbohydrates: 42g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 4g

Recipe #14720©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I made these cupcakes for my nieces birthday party. They were a great hit!!

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