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 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.
What ingredients are needed to make these Halloween Cupcakes?
All you need is a chocolate cake mix, some chocolate chips and some homemade marshmallow creme. I used a triple chocolate fudge cake mix and our cupcakes were delicious and super moist.
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.
In fact I skipped frosting all together and use my homemade marshmallow creme. I got better with each cupcake and noticed the taller I made the frosting, the more “ghost-like” the cupcake looked. The marshmallow creme tastes great and is perfect for getting that taller frosting.
How to make Ghost Cupcakes:
You are going to love how easy these cupcakes are to make. First preheat oven to 35o F.
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.
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.
Mark a swirl with the marshmallow creme 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 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.
Make sure you try some of our delicious cupcakes. I know you will find more your family will love.
Print this easy Ghost Cupcakes Recipe below:
- 1 box Chocolate cake mix
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 eggs
- Marshmallow creme
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Mix together cake ingredients and bake according to boxed mix instructions.
- Using a large round decorating tip, make 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.
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