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12 Scary-Good Halloween Cupcakes That Are All Treat and No Trick

Our bewitchingly good sweets only seem like magic — with easy-do directions, it’s a breeze to transform ordinary ingredients into Halloween delights. Whether you want scary cupcakes to add more “boo!” to your bash or prefer a more charming take on classic holiday flavors, just take your pick from one (or more!) of our eye-popping ideas.

12 scary cupcakes for sweet Halloween fun

These treats are perfect for pairing with our ideas for how to throw a Halloween movie night. Can’t get enough sweets? Check out these spellbinding recipes for Halloween cakes.

1. Eyeball Cupcakes

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Everyone will go googly-eyed for these scary cupcakes made sweet with mini marshmallows and M&M’s.

2. Surprise-Inside Candy Corn Cupcakes

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The real magic of these cupcakes is found inside: a hidden “candy corn” made of creamy Marshmallow Fluff frosting.

3. Frankenstein Cupcakes in Jars

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Layers of frightfully fun cake and frosting with Frankenstein cookie toppers add up to sweet and scary cupcakes.

4. Ghost Cupcakes

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A pouf of whipped cream and couple of jelly beans are all you need to whip up some fun with these adorable treats infused with almond and coconut.

5. Vampire Cupcakes

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Talk about scary cupcakes! Kids of all ages will get a kick out of our bloody good bites.

6. Pull-Apart Cupcake Graveyard

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Folks will be dying to get a taste of this treat that doubles as a showstopping centerpiece for a ghoulishly good gathering.

7. Jolly Candy Corn Cupcakes

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Smiles are guaranteed with these clever treats inspired by the iconic Halloween candy.

8. Rainbow Witch Hat Cupcakes

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They’ll be spellbound when you serve these extra-fudgy chocolate and toffee bits
cupcakes topped with rich buttercream frosting and candy witch hats.

9. Black Cat Cupcakes

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Here’s a black cat everyone will be glad crossed their path: our purrfect-for-Halloween chocolate cupcakes in festive holiday colors.

10. Jack O’-Lantern Cupcakes

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A little Halloween magic transforms mini cupcakes into jolly jack-o’-lanterns set on top of a pumpkin-spice “patch” of even more yum.

11. Batty Cookies ‘n’ Cream Cupcakes

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You won’t need a spell to conjure up these silly sweet treats — just cake mix, ready-to-spread frosting and Oreo cookies.

12. Spider Swirl Cupcakes

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Rich coconut frosting tops lemony cupcakes that are easy to make with
a mix — and spider-shaped sprinkles are stirred right into the batter.


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