Creepy Cupcakes

Super Delicious and Creepy Cupcakes with doctored Cake Mix and Homemade Chocolate Buttercream Frosting! { lilluna.com }

Are you guys ready for some more Halloween treats?!

These Creepy Cupcakes were ones I shared over on Eighteen25’s Spooktacular September at the beginning of the month. I wanted these scary treats to look like a hand reaching out from under the ground. Although they look so fun and festive, they are SO easy and those are the kinds of treats I’m looking to create for parties and holiday functions. I knew I wanted to make a homemade cupcake recipe since those are always the best, but what’s great about this recipe is you can add the Oreos, grass sprinkles and skeleton hands to cupcakes bought from the store if you want or are in a hurry.

Yup – super simple!

I know many like to start their cupcakes with a cake mix, so I used this doctored cake mix cupcake recipe from Tidy Mom and also had to make a Chocolate Buttercream frosting (cuz isn’t frosting the best part?!) The cupcakes turned out so moist and delicious, and with the frosting on top, it made them quite irresistible.

Here’s the Cupcake recipe:

Creepy Cupcakes
 
Serves: 18-24
Ingredients
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup of water
Frosting:
  • 6 TB butter, softened
  • 2 2⁄3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup cocoa
  • 1⁄3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • crushed oreos
  • "grass" sprinkles - bought mine at Hobby Lobby
  • Plastic skeleton hands (found mine at Michael's and Wal-Mart)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, water and melted butter. Beat on low speed for 1 minute and then on high for another minute.
  3. Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  4. Let cool before frosting.
  5. For frosting, place butter in a bowl and beat until creamy.
  6. Add sugar and cocoa and mix well.
  7. Add milk and vanilla and mix until well combined. Pipe onto cool cupcakes.
  8. Sprinkle on crushed Oreos and grass sprinkles and top off with plastic skeleton hand reaching up.

Super Delicious and Creepy Cupcakes with doctored Cake Mix and Homemade Chocolate Buttercream Frosting! { lilluna.com }

You can use a fancy tip to make it look nice, or you can even use a knife to spread on. 😉

Super Delicious and Creepy Cupcakes with doctored Cake Mix and Homemade Chocolate Buttercream Frosting! { lilluna.com }

These skeleton hands were bought at Wal-Mart but I’ve spotted them at Michael’s too!

Super Delicious and Creepy Cupcakes with doctored Cake Mix and Homemade Chocolate Buttercream Frosting! { lilluna.com }

Easy peasy, festive and perfect for Halloween – can’t get much better than that!!

Check Out My Other Recipes

I sure do love the holidays and love Halloween so much, so creating this recipe got me in the perfect, spooky mood for October. 🙂

For more great Fall and Halloween goodies, be sure to check  these out:

Gooey Monster Cookies Recipe on { lilluna.com } ADORABLE!! Made with yellow cake mix, cream cheese, powdered sugar, food coloring, and candy eyes!

 Gooey Monster Eye Cookies

Chocolate Pudding Spider Pies recipe. The easiest and cutest Halloween treats! My kids would love these! Ingredients include mini graham crust pies, chocolate pudding, oreos, red hots, and black licorice ropes.

Chocolate Pudding Spider Pies

Halloween Bark - a creep and tasty treat made with candy melts, m&m's, candy eyes, and green jimmies to make for the holiday!! Get the recipe on { lilluna.com }

Monster Bark

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Lil' Luna
Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    I know I said it before – but these are just AWESOME! Super fun – you always inspire!
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  2. 3

    These look great! I LOVE them!!
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  3. 5

    How absolutely fun are these? My menagerie would go crazy over them!
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  4. 6

    Now I desperately wish I was throwing a Halloween party so I could make these cupcakes. I may do it anyway just because!
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  5. 8

    These are all kinds of awesome!! I love it!
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  6. 10

    I am so ready for all things Halloween! These cupcakes are the cuteest!
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  7. 12

    These are just awesome Kristyn! So simple to make and kids are gonna love them!
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  8. 14

    These are SO cute! I love the skeleton hands!!!
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  9. 16

    Spooky cupcakes!! Love it 🙂