30 Halloween Cupcakes That Are Shockingly Easy To Make

Devilishly delicious recipes ahead.

candy corn dessert ideas
Naomi Robinson

Throwing a Halloween party? In addition to spooky decor and festive cocktails, you're going to need some sweets, preferably of the easy-to-serve hand-held variety. After all, the whole point of Halloween is to pump ourselves full of sugar. These thirty Halloween cupcakes are perfect for your monster bash (or just for you).

halloween dessert recipes
Naomi Robinson
Blood Drip Cupcakes

These may look scary, but we promise they're nothing but sweet. And who are we kidding? We'd brave the blood for the sake of dessert.

Get the recipe from Delish.

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chocolate cupcake recipe ideas
Jonathan Boulton
Almond Joy Cupcakes

Inspired by the irresistibly delicious candy bar, these Almond Joy cupcakes delivery coconut, chocolate, and almond happiness in every bite.

Get the recipe from Delish.

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candy corn dessert ideas
Naomi Robinson
Candy Corn Ghost Cupcakes

Whatever you feel about candy corn—these cupcakes will change it. Unless, of course, you already love it.

Get the recipe from Delish.

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pumpkin cupcakes
Delish Editors
S'mores Pumpkin Cupcakes

S'mores and pumpkin pie are our two favorite things, so why can't we have them both at the same time? Well, these cupcakes tell us we can. It's what happens when two seasons and two beautiful souls collide.

Get the recipe from Delish.

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creative halloween cupcakes
Chelsea Lupkin
Chocolate-filled Pumpkins

How adorable are these little pumpkins? Not only do they look adorable, but they're also insanely delicious. Filled with ooey, gooey chocolate-y goodness, these cupcakes also happen to be beyond Instagrammable.

Get the recipe from Delish.

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harry potter dessert ideas
Charlie Gillette
Sorting Hat Cupcakes

Give your Halloween party a fun Harry Potter theme and make this fun sorting hat cupcakes—you'll find out which house you're in once you take a bite. Fingers crossed for Ravenclaw.

Get the recipe from Delish.

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Reese's cupcake recipes
Jon Boulton
Reese's Stuffed Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes are delicious enough on their own—so pack them with mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and we're hooked.

Get the recipe from Delish.

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glow-in-the-dark frosting on Halloween cupcakes
Ethan Calabrese
Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Cupcakes

Step 1: Top your favorite cupcake flavor (bonus points if you made mini cupcakes) with this amazing glow-in-the-dark glaze. Step 2: Dim the lights at your Halloween party, and your guests will be seriously impressed.

Get the recipe from Delish.

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easy carrot cupcake recipe
PARKER FEIERBACH
Carrot Cupcakes

Okay, so you want to keep it moderately healthy and only slightly on-theme? Deliciously cinnamon-y and boasting an orange hue, these carrot cupcakes will do the trick.

Get the recipe from Delish.

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fall cupcake recipes
Alexa Payesko
Apple Cupcakes

Because fall. P.S. do these count for our whole "an apple a day" quota?! Asking for a friend.

Get the recipe from Delish.

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pumpkin dessert recipes
Delish Editors
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

'Tis the season for pumpkin spiced-everything. And here's to never rolling out pie dough again.

Get the recipe from Delish.

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cupcake recipes for kids
Jonathan Boulton
Owl Cupcakes

Oreos form the eyes of these treats. The hardest part? Not eating them all before they make it to the cupcake.

Get the recipe from Delish.

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fall cupcake recipes
PARKER FEIERBACH
Sweet Potato Pie Cupcakes

If you fancy yourself a sweet potato person instead of a pumpkin pie person, give these seasonal treats a try. They're the perfect blend of nutty, sweet, and cinnamon spice-y.

Get the recipe from Delish.

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witch cupcake
Tara Donne
Chocolate-Pumpkin Witches

Chocolate, pumpkin, and hazelnut flavors make these cupcakes taste like fall, but it's the adorable black and white gingham witch hats that make them perfect for a Halloween get-together.

Get the recipe from Good Housekeeping.

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spider web cupcakes
Con Poulos
Itsy Bitsy Spider Web Cupcakes

A white chocolate web tops off these dark chocolate, maple syrup, and pumpkin cupcakes. Addd mini plastic spiders for bonus spook.

Get the recipe from Country Living.

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cute fall cupcake recipes
Charles Schiller
Mini Pumpkin Cakes

The best pumpkins (make these cuties using cupcake mix and a mini bundt cake pan!) are the ones that taste like chocolate.

Get the recipe from Country Living.

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ghost cupcakes
Juniper Cakery
Ghost Toppers

These adorable ghouls are so easy to make, even those who only dare to decorate when forced to can handle them.

Get the recipe from Juniper Cakery.

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pretty halloween cupcakes
John Kernick
Witch Silhouette Cupcakes

Witchy cupcakes get a Victorian twist thanks to rubber stamps and black fondant.

Get the recipe from Country Living.

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halloween chocolate and vanilla mummy cupcakes
Sugar and Charm
Last-Minute Mummies

These little mummy cupcakes look like they took tons of time and effort to achieve, but they're actually a great last-minute option for party-hosting procrastinators. All you need to make the mummies' wraps is a flat frosting tip!

Get the recipe from Sugar and Charm.

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halloween treat recipes
CON POULOS
Licorice-Eared Mice Mini-Cakes

To get these little guys' shape, swap in a mini "egg" cake pan and snip black licorice into ears and tails.

Get the recipe from Country Living.

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halloween kitten cupcake
Johnny Valiant
Candy-Covered Kittens

These cute cat cupcakes are purr-fect for perfectionist decorators. Bake them, frost them, and roll them in sanding sugar, then make spooked-out kitten faces with candy.

Get the recipe from Good Housekeeping.

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The familiar "Hi Hat" style cupcake gets a seasonal update when swapping the traditional chocolate topping for orange. See more at Beyond Frosting »
Beyond Frosting
Petite Pumpkins

The familiar "Hi Hat" style cupcake gets a seasonal update when swapping the traditional chocolate topping for orange.

Get the recipe from Beyond Frosting.

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The fondant fly originally gave us pause, but it's just whimsical enough to play as "off the wall" rather than "unseemly."See more at A Mummy Too »
A Mummy Too
Cobweb Cupcakes

The fondant fly originally gave us pause, but it's just whimsical enough to play as "off the wall" rather than "unseemly."

Get the recipe from A Mummy Too.

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Think of it as the cupcake for those who take a minimalist approach to holiday decor.See more at Salt House Market »
Salt House Market
Midnight Blackout

Think of it as the cupcake for those who take a minimalist approach to holiday decor.

Get the recipe from Salt House Market.

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To answer your immediate question: No, they don't taste like candy corn. Instead, these cupcakes have a boozy kick courtesy of stout, whiskey, and Bailey's. See more at The Crumby Cupcake »
The Crumby Cupcake
Boozy Candy Corn Cupcakes

To answer your immediate question: No, they don't taste like candy corn. Instead, these cupcakes have a boozy kick courtesy of stout, whiskey, and Bailey's.

Get the recipe from The Crumby Cupcake.

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Simply drizzle melted chocolate on wax paper and let it harden to create mini webs that add festive flair to any dessert. See more at Baking With Gab »
Baking With Gab
Chocolate Spiderwebs

Simply drizzle melted chocolate on wax paper and let it harden to create mini webs that add festive flair to any dessert.

Get the recipe from Baking With Gab.

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These rich vegan cupcakes are decorated with "mummy" details, "broken glass" (made of sugar), or simple cobwebs. See more at EmmaEats »
EmmaEats
Spooky Sampler

These rich vegan cupcakes are decorated with "mummy" details, "broken glass" (made of sugar), or simple cobwebs.

Get the recipe from EmmaEats.

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Don't be alarmed by the neon green hue. This icing isn't out of the ordinary at all: It's your typical mint frosting. See more at Dessert for Two »
Dessert for Two
"Radioactive" Frosting

Don't be alarmed by the neon green hue. This icing isn't out of the ordinary at all: It's your typical mint frosting.

Get the recipe from Dessert for Two.

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A little chocolate hat tops a funny face in these precious desserts. See more at Eclectic Recipes »
Eclectic Recipes
Wee Witches

A little chocolate hat tops a funny face in these adorbs sweets.

Get the recipe from Eclectic Recipes.

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halloween monster cupcakes
Life With the Crust Cut Off
Multicolored Monsters

The best part about these cute concoctions? They look adorable regardless of the color of the frosting. Whip up a few of your favorite shades, then simply attach a handful of tiny candy eyes.

Get the recipe from Life With the Crust Cut Off.

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