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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.

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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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Zucchini Cupcakes

Zucchini Cupcakes

Zucchini Cupcakes

I asked my grandmother for this recipe after trying these irresistible spice cupcakes at her home. I love their creamy caramel frosting. They're such a scrumptious dessert you actually forget you're eating your vegetables, too! —Virginia Lapierre, Greensboro Bend, Vermont

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a wonderful recipe I discovered and changed a bit to suit my taste. I love the flavor of pumpkin and the cinnamon makes ordinary cream cheese frosting extra special. When I made a batch for my husband to take to work, he said they disappeared in record time. —Debbie Wiggins, Longmont, Colorado

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

I make these flavorful pumpkin cupcakes each Halloween, but they're wonderful year-round. —Amber Butzer, Gladstone, Oregon
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Surprise Pumpkin Cupcakes

Surprise Pumpkin Cupcakes

Surprise Pumpkin Cupcakes

I like to share these little pumpkin cakes at work. Cupcakes are the perfect workplace treat because they're already wrapped up and so easy to eat. —Kathleen Dimmich, Easton, Pennsylvania

Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes

Easy Spooky Spider Cupcakes

“These delightful spiders are very tasty and easy to make. You can really let your imagination go wild with them!” Edie DeSpain - Logan, Utah

Autumn Pumpkin Cupcakes

Autumn Pumpkin Cupcakes

Autumn Pumpkin Cupcakes

These little cupcakes are capped with cream cheese frosting and drizzled with a homemade salted caramel sauce. I like to make the caramel sauce in advance and keep it in the fridge till dessert. —Wendy Rusch, Trego, Wisconsin

Sweet Jack-o'-Lanterns

Sweet Jack-o'-Lanterns

Sweet Jack-o'-Lanterns

There's no trick to making these Halloween-flavored cupcakes. By using a convenient cake mix, you can turn them out in a jiffy. Simplify them even more with canned frosting.

Black Cat Cupcakes

Black Cat Cupcakes

Black Cat Cupcakes

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

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

Creepy Cupcakes

Creepy Cupcakes

Creepy Cupcakes

With chocolate bodies and licorice legs, these cute spiders on cobwebs will "catch" attention fast! They're easy to scare up, too—our home economists simply put a Halloween spin on cupcakes they baked from a purchased mix.

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
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