Black Cat Cupcakes Recipe
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Black Cat Cupcakes Recipe

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If a black cat crosses your path, we hope it's one of these cute chocolaty creations. This time-saving recipe relies on a boxed cake mix and a can of prepared frosting jazzed up with simple cookie and candy decorations. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) dark chocolate frosting
  • 12 Oreo cookies, quartered
  • Assorted candies: M&M's, black licorice, Runts and Starburst

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 259 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 234mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Prepare and bake cake mix according to package directions for cupcakes, filling paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  2. Using a star tip, frost tops of cupcakes. Insert two cookie pieces into each for ears, splitting Oreos if desired to expose filling. Decorate faces as desired with assorted candies. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Black Cat Cupcakes in Quick Cooking September/October 1998, p39

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Melanie-Obrien User ID: 7006733 52958
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2013

"These turned out really cute!"

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