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Halloween Cupcake Recipes

Looking for recipes for Halloween cupcakes? Taste of Home has the best Halloween cupcake recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Wicked Witch Cupcakes

Wicked Witch Cupcakes

Wicked Witch Cupcakes

More fun than frightening, these whimsical witch cupcakes cast their spell on every sweet tooth. —Joan Antonen, Arlington, South Dakota

The Great Pumpkin Cakes

The Great Pumpkin Cakes

The Great Pumpkin Cakes

These are the ultimate confectionery tribute to Charlie Brown's Great Pumpkin. The little round cakes are surprisingly easy to make—just put two cupcakes together, frost and decorate with vines and leaves. —Sharon Skildum, Maple Grove, Minnesota

Witch Cupcakes

Witch Cupcakes

Witch Cupcakes

Chocolate-covered Bugles and chocolate wafers make the witches' hats on these wickedly fun cupcakes.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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Scaredy-Cat Cupcakes

Scaredy-Cat Cupcakes

Scaredy-Cat Cupcakes

Get your kids in on the fun by letting them add the faces to these feline cupcakes. Adults can pipe on the frosting, while the kids decorate.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Buried Surprise Cupcakes

Buried Surprise Cupcakes

Buried Surprise Cupcakes

Most kids will love the gruesome gummy body parts they find in the center of these cupcakes, but if it is too much for you, use any kind of autumn-motif gummies for the same sweet taste!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Pumpkins On Parade

Pumpkins On Parade

Pumpkins On Parade

Let the kids help make these festive, fun and colorful cupcakes. The quick bread mix makes the cupcakes nice and moist. The footed cupcake holders shown in the photo are available at wilton.com.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Creepy Crawly Cupcakes

Creepy Crawly Cupcakes

Creepy Crawly Cupcakes

These cupcakes are so fun to whip up and eat! It looks like the worms are crawling out of dirt. Even adults enjoy these! —Joyce Moynihan, Lakeville, Minnesota

Witch's Hat Cake

Witch's Hat Cake

Witch's Hat Cake

You don't need a special pan to put together this fun witch cake using a packaged cake mix, prepared frosting and assorted candies. She'll come together so quickly, you'll think it's magic!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Slime-Filled Cupcakes

Slime-Filled Cupcakes

Slime-Filled Cupcakes

This is a fantastic way to dress up a packaged cake mix to suit Halloween. Kids of all ages will be thrilled to discover a fluffy green filling inside these chocolate cupcakes. The green drizzle on top completes the look.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Candy Cupcakes

Candy Cupcakes

Candy Cupcakes

Rich chocolaty cupcakes include a cream cheese surprise. Get kids in on the fun by letting them help decorate. ‐Mrs. Walter Jacobson, Ashland, Ohio

Spider Cupcakes

Spider Cupcakes

Spider Cupcakes

Spooky Spider Cupcakes are creepy—and easy! Make a chocolate cupcake into a spider by adding a half-marshmallow "body" under the frosting, licorice legs and mini M&M eyes. Add chocolate sprinkles for a "hairy" effect. —Darla Wester, Meriden, Iowa
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