19 Halloween Themed Cupcake Recipes

These Halloween themed cupcake recipes are going to be a spooktacular hit! From witches to pumpkin patches – whatever you want to make for Halloween, we have the recipe here for you.

The next Halloween party is going to be the best yet.  These Halloween themed cupcake recipes are going to have everyone talking about how amazing they not only look – but also how good they taste!

From cupcakes that look like black cats to ones that look like skeletons or ghosts!  Let’s not forget to put the candy corn into play when you make some of these.

Halloween is a great time to let your sweet tooth get the best of you.  Take a break from the candy and mix it up a little with these Halloween cupcake recipes that we’ve found for you.

After you’ve made a few of these, don’t forget to come back and leave a comment about which one’s were your favorites….or maybe the best ones at the parties you attended!

Cover photo from:  yourcupofcake.com

1.  Black Cat Cupcakes

Black Cat Cupcakes

These Black Cat Cupcakes are fun to make and perfect for any upcoming Halloween parties (they’ll be here before you know it), or to make for any other occasion – we know we’ve got some cat lovers out there!

Recipe:  kendallrayburn.com

2.  Candy Corn Halloween Cupcakes

Mini Candy Corn Halloween Cupcakes

It’s that time of year again where you can buy Candy Corn! We love the sweet creamy flavor of it.  Try these Candy Corn cupcakes, which are layered yellow & orange cupcakes topped with white buttercream frosting.

Recipe:  thesemisweetsisters.com

3.  Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Meringue Ghosts

Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Meringue Ghosts – Decadent dark chocolate cupcakes with fluffy meringue ghosts make for a scrumptious, spooky Halloween treat! | thecomfortofcooking.com

Decadent dark chocolate cupcakes with fluffy meringue ghosts make for one scrumptious, spooky Halloween treat!

Recipe:  thecomfortofcooking.com

4.  Blackout Chocolate Cupcakes and Blackout Frosting

The darkest chocolate cupcake recipe ever! These sweet and sexy cupcakes are a crowd pleaser every time!

There’s a lot of black going on with these cupcakes.  Delicious black frosting and then the super moist black cupcake itself.  Even though it looks super dark in color…the taste is going to be undeniable delicious!

Recipe:  karascouturecakes.com

5.  Skeleton Cupcakes

Skeleton Cupcakes for Halloween made with pretzels and marshmallows, so fun!

Skeleton Cupcakes made with marshmallows, yogurt covered pretzels and straws– so fun and easy! Enjoy this creative cupcake recipe that will be perfect for your little one’s to bring to a Halloween party at school.

Recipe:  yourcupofcake.com

6.  Creamsicle Flavored Mini Orange Halloween Cupcakes

These Creamsicle-flavored Orange Halloween Cupcakes are the perfect pumpkin alternative! A tantalizing combination of smooth vanilla and juicy orange fruit.

These orange Halloween cupcakes are the perfect pumpkin alternative! They taste just like a Creamsicle: a tantalizing combination of smooth vanilla and juicy orange fruit.

Recipe:  thesoccermomblog.com

7.  Bloody Eye Cupcakes

Make these bloody eye cupcakes for your Halloween!

These bloody eye cupcakes should fit the bill just fine. They are so easy to make and you will be the hit of any Halloween party!

Recipe:  thecountrychiccottage.net

8.  Harvest Marble Cupcakes

Harvest Marble Cupcakes - a beautiful and colorful cupcake that would be a great Thanksgiving dessert, Autumn Potluck or Fall Bake Sale. Cupcakes never looked so good or were so easy to make. What a fun and delicious Thanksgiving Treat. Follow us for more fun Thanksgiving Food Ideas.

These are some of the prettiest cupcakes we have ever made. So bright and colorful. They are perfect for an Autumn potluck or even a non-pie Thanksgiving dessert option.

Recipe:  twosisterscrafting.com

9.  Ghoulish Monster Halloween Cupcakes

Ghoulish Monster Halloween Cupcakes

Ghoulish Monster Halloween Cupcakes are a super cute dessert for your Halloween party. The kids will giggle at this a fun & spooky Halloween treat.

Recipe:  kleinworthco.com

10.  Halloween Oreo Spider Cupcakes

How to make Halloween Oreo Spider Cupcakes

The cutest and easiest Oreo Spiders for Halloween! This treat tops the cookies and cream frosting to make Oreo Spider Cupcakes! Watch out…these Oreo cookie spiders may just make you say Boo!

Recipe: yourcupofcake.com

11.  Spicy Little Devil’s Food Cupcakes

Spicy Little Devil's Food Cupcakes

These are no ordinary chocolate cupcakes! These Spicy Little Devil’s Food Cupcakes turn up the heat with a cinnamon & cayenne ganache filling, and are topped with devilish decor perfect for any Halloween party!

Recipe:  thecrumbykitchen.com

12.  Non-Spooky Black Cat Cupcakes

Not everything at Halloween has to be super scary and spooky!  Take a look at these black cat cupcakes for example.  They actually look kind of cute – and will be a nice alternative to the goal of making every Halloween dessert scary and creepy!

Recipe:  onelittleproject.com

13.  Vampire Bite Creepy Cute Cupcakes

Kind of creepy but kind of cute too and perfect for Halloween! Vampire bite cupcakes!

These cute Halloween cupcakes will look like a vampire’s fangs bit into them.  With the candy blood running down, it’s sure to be an eye-catching hit.  Don’t worry…they’ll still taste sooooo good!

Recipe:  dreamalittlebigger.com

14.  Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes

Nothing says fall fun like heading to the pumpkin patch to find the perfect pumpkin for a Halloween jack-o-lantern. This is a great dessert to serve after coming home from the pumpkin patch!

Recipe:  cupcakediariesblog.com

15.  Halloween Mummy Cupcakes

mummy cupcakes

These are super simple to make compared to some other Halloween cupcake recipes that we’ve shared.  Make a normal chocolate cupcake, then layer a nice white frosting to make it look like mummy wrap.  Finish off with some M+M candy to make the eyes – and you have yourself a delicious Halloween mummy cupcake!

Recipe:  sherisilver.com

16.  Pumpkin Patch Cupcake

pumpkin patch cupcakes 6

The nice thing about this recipe, is it’s mainly focused on helping you decorate the cupcake.  Make the cupcake as you normally do, then follow this recipe to make it look like a pumpkin patch!

Recipe:  pinkcakeplate.com

17.  Slimy Monster Cupcakes

Slimy Monster Cupcakes. Cute and spooky comes together with these super easy cupcakes. Great for Halloween parties and monster theme parties.

Discover how to make the slimy green frosting for this Halloween cupcake recipe.  Add in the candy eyes (that kind of look like the stick on googly eyes) – and you have yourself a slimy monster hit!

Recipe:  cutefetti.com

18.  Spook-tacular Halloween Cupcakes


Find out how to decorate your Halloween cupcakes in many different ways.  From a witch with a delicious hat…all the way to spider web frosting or a ghost!

Recipe:  jamiecooksitup.net

19.  Frankenstein Cupcakes

Frankenstein Cupcake

Everyone knows who Frankenstein is!  Now they will get to see him in the form of a cupcake.  Follow the step by step instructions for this awesome looking Halloween cupcake!

Recipe:  yourcupofcake.com

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