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If you have some treats to take to school or you’re hosting a Halloween party, you are going to have to make these adorable ghost cupcakes.

These cute ghost cupcakes are the perfect Halloween dessert. These Halloween Ghost Cupcakes are easy to make with Marhsmellow creme. These Marshmallow Ghost Cupcakes for kids are one of my favorite Halloween ideas. Try this ghost topper cupcakes today! #eatingonadime #halloweendesserts #cupcakerecipes
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These easy Halloween Ghost Cupcakes are easy to make!

This Halloween dessert is adorable. No scary ghosts around here!  We prefer the cute ones in my house!

My family loves Halloween, but we try to stay away from the scary Halloween – we make it all fun and kid friendly. If you want a fun Halloween treat then this is for you.

Another family favorite is Halloween Rice Krispie Treats.

These cute ghost cupcakes are the perfect Halloween dessert. These Halloween Ghost Cupcakes are easy to make with Marhsmellow creme. These Marshmallow Ghost Cupcakes for kids are one of my favorite Halloween ideas. Try this ghost topper cupcakes today! #eatingonadime #halloweendesserts #cupcakerecipes

What ingredients are needed to make these Halloween Cupcakes?

I just used plain cupcake liners, but I think it would be fun to use some Halloween cupcake liners like these.

Cupcake liners aren’t necessary. If you use a silicone cupcake mold, don’t worry about the liners. These ghost cupcakes are cute enough to stand alone. I did use a Wilton 1A round decorating tip to swirl my frosting on the top of each cupcake.

For the Frosting:

  • Butter
  • Marshmallow Fluff
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Milk
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How to make Ghost Cupcakes:

For the Cupcakes:

You are going to love how easy these cupcakes are to make.  First preheat oven to 35o F.

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Then mix together the chocolate cake mix ingredients according to the box instructions.  Fill each muffin tin with cupcake batter until they’re approximately ¾ of the way full.


Next bake according to boxed mix instructions for the cupcakes and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.


After the cooking time allow the chocolate cupcakes to cool completely at room temperature on a wire rack.

For the Frosting:

Beat butter and powdered sugar until fluffy and well mixed.

Mix in fluff and vanilla by hand and mix well.

If needed mix 1-2 tablespoons milk to get to the desired consistency.

How to decorate the Ghost Cupcakes:

Once the cupcakes have cooled, fill a piping bag with a large round decorating tip with the marshmallow creme frosting.

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Mark a swirl with the marshmallow creme frosting on top of the cupcakes. 

Then place 3 chocolate chips (for the eyes and the nose) on the front of the marshmallow swirl to make the adorable ghost face on your cupcakes.


That’s it!  These are so simple to make and are always a hit with my family on Halloween!

Easy Substitutions that can be used for this recipe:

Here are a few easy substitutions that you can use on this recipe if needed.

For the cake mix, you can definitely make your favorite flavor.  I choose chocolate as the darker color reminds me more of Halloween and I love the contrast with the white marshmallow creme but any flavor would work great for this recipe.

For the topping, you can use buttercream frosting with powdered sugar or cream cheese frosting or Easy Marshmallow Fluff Frosting Recipe as well.  I found that I was able to get the marshmallow creme to go taller to have that ghost look so that’s why I chose this for this recipe.

For the chocolate chips, you can also use chocolate candies as these would work great and have a similar look to make your ghost face.

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Ghost Cupcakes

5 from 4 votes
These super cute ghost cupcakes are the perfect dessert for Halloween. I think your kids will love these ghost cupcakes. They are easy and frugal
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 227

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

For the Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 7 ounces Marshmallow Fluff
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoons Milk (optional)

For the Decorations:

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 Fahrenheit and line 2 cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
  • Mix together the cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs in a large mixing bowl.
  • For each cupcake tin in the pan approximately ¾ of the way full. Bake based on the package instructions.

For the Frosting:

  • Beat butter and powdered sugar until fluffy and well mixed.
  • Mix in fluff and vanilla by hand and mix well.
  • If needed mix 1-2 tablespoons milk to get to the desired consistency.

To Decorate:

  • Place the frosting in a piping bag fitted a large round decorating tip.
  • Pipe a swirl of icing on top of each cupcake.
  • Place 3 chocolate chips (2 eyes and a nose) on the front of the frosting to make your ghost face.
  • Then the cupcakes are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Refrigerate any leftover cupcakes for up to 5 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 227kcal, Carbohydrates 32g, Protein 2g, Fat 16g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 5g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 41mg, Sodium 159mg, Potassium 81mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 13g, Vitamin A 269IU, Calcium 35mg, Iron 1mg

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