Top 10 Easy To Make Halloween Cupcakes

It’s Halloween month. Before you know it, we will be approaching Halloween and trick-or-treat night soon. So I have been looking for the inspiration for fun and easy to make Halloween cupcakes. There are many ideas and inspiration for making cute and fun Halloween cupcakes but here are my pick of top 10 Halloween cupcakes inspiration. You might also be interested in our cool Halloween food to go with your cupcake.

Marshmallow Mummy Cupcake

Halloween Cupcake: Marshmallow Mummy Cupcake

Slices of marshmallow create a cute mummy cupcake you won’t be able to keep under wraps for long.


1. Dust a frosted cupcake with granulated sugar.

2. Place three slices of marshmallow on top of the cupcake for the mummy’s head.

3. Place two small mint candies between the top two marshmallow slices for eyes, using frosting to attach.

4. Put a candy-coated chocolate between the bottom two slices for the mouth, using frosting to attach.

Recipe & Image from Better Home & Garden

Eyeball Cupcakes

Halloween Cupcake: Eyeball Cupcakes

These cupcakes have an eye out for you. A red velvet cupcake becomes Halloween party worthy with red icing and doughnut holes.


1. Use purchased red icing to pipe red zigzags atop a white-frosted cupcake.

2. Place a circle gummy candy on top of the cupcake using white frosting to secure.

3. Dip a small doughnut hole in melted white chocolate or icing; place on top of gummy candy for eye.

4. Use icing to attach a small chocolate candy to the top of a doughnut hole for the pupil.

Recipe & Image from Better Home & Garden

Marshmallow Frankenstein Cupcake

Halloween Cupcake: Marshmallow Frankenstein Cupcake

This cupcake is alive with yummy sweetness. With signature neck bolts made from pretzels, this Halloween cupcake is sweet and salty.


1. Spray frosting and a marshmallow with green spray icing.

2. Break a pretzel stick in half; press pieces into each side of the marshmallow to make neck bolts.

3. Stick marshmallow on the cupcake for the head.

4. Pipe on black frosting to make the hair, eyes, and mouth.

Recipe & Image from Better Home & Garden

Creepy M&M Cupcake

Halloween Cupcake: Creepy M&M Cupcakes


1. Spread an even layer of cream cheese frosting onto the cupcakes using a knife or spatula.

2. Using a fairly thick and dark pen or marker, draw outlines of insects or whatever creepy design you want on light-colored paper. Separate your candies by color.

3. Place chocolate chips in a plastic zipper-lock bag and microwave at 10-second intervals, massaging the bag in between, until the chocolate is fully melted. Press as much air as possible out of the bag then close the top.

4. Lay a piece of parchment or wax paper over the outlines you made earlier. Use scissors to cut off a 1/16-inch corner of the plastic bag and pipe the chocolate onto the parchment paper along the outlines underneath, making sure to connect all the parts to each insect. Before the chocolate hardens, place the M&M candies on top.

5. Chill all piped chocolate in the refrigerator until firm, at least 5 minutes.

7. Gently peel the chocolate candy insects from the parchment paper, place one or more on each cupcake, and press slightly to secure. That’s it!

Recipe & Image from 6 Bittersweets

Peeking Monster Cupcake

Halloween Cupcake: Peeking Monster Cupcake

This frightful cupcake is sure to be a monster hit at your Halloween get-together. Big eyes and spiky hair transform a plain cupcake into a special Hallow’s Eve treat.


1. Insert sour candy corn in the frosting for hair.

2. Cut one thin candy wafer in half and place at the top of baking cup for eyes.

3. Use frosting to stick two blue mini candy-coated chocolates to thin candy wafer for pupils.

Recipe & Image from Better Home & Garden

Leggy Spider Cupcake

Halloween Cupcake: Leggy Spider Cupcake

With pretzel legs and a truffle body, this creepy crawler will both fright and delight your guests. Just don’t be surprised when they all crawl off the table — thanks to your company.


1. Place a purchased truffle in the middle of a frosted cupcake for the spider’s head.

2. Use melted chocolate to adhere two red mini candy-coated chocolates to the truffle for eyes (small cinnamon candies also will work).

3. Cut eight pretzel sticks in half, dip in melted chocolate, and connect together to form legs. Insert around the truffle.

Recipe & Image from Better Home & Garden

Green Goblin Cupcake

Halloween Cupcake: Green Goblin Cupcake

This chocolaty goblin cupcake, made with sour candy and jelly beans, will be gobbled up in a flash at your next Halloween bash.


1. Cut or tear sour gummy straws in half and insert them into a chocolate frosted cupcake for the goblin’s hair.

2. Use sour gummy rings for eyes.

3. Put a white jelly bean in each ring for eyes and top with a mini chocolate chip (or dab of chocolate icing).

4. Place a green jelly bean under the sour gummy rings for the goblin’s nose.

Recipe & Image from Better Home & Garden

Tombstone Cupcakes

Halloween Cupcake: Tombstone Cupcakes

A cupcake cemetery is just as easy to make as it is to eat!


1. To make a cupcake cemetery, spread devil’s food cupcakes with chocolate ganache icing (all recipe links follow). Dip the top of each frosted cupcake in crushed chocolate wafers to create the look of dirt, then insert shortbread-cookie tombstones, piping them with scary messages like “Boo!” or “R.I.P.” in royal icing.

2. Top more devil’s food cupcakes with chocolate ganache and chocolate-wafer “dirt,” make a hole in the center of each cupcake with your finger, and position half a Gummi worm to look like it’s slithering out of the hole.

Recipe & Image from Martha Stewart

Wicked Witch Cupcakes

Halloween Cupcake: Wicked Witch Cupcakes

A wickedly easy treat for a Halloween party, these little cakes will cast a spell over your guests.


1. Using a melon baller, scoop out the center of each cupcake, and fill with mini M&Ms, if desired.

2. Cover the tops of each cupcake with a generous mound (about 1/3 cup) of buttercream. Insert one candy corn into each cupcake to form a nose.

3. Using brown mini M&Ms, insert two into each cupcake to form eyes. Place two short lengths of licorice above the eyes to form eyebrows for the witch. Place the shorter licorice lengths above the eyebrows to form bangs. Place an inverted cone on top of bangs, pressing gently into buttercream to adhere. Place the longer licorice lengths under the cone hat to form the hair.

Recipe & Image from Martha Stewart

Marshmallow Ghost Cupcake

Halloween Cupcake: Marshmallow Ghost Cupcake

Kids can craft a ghostly cupcake from simply a miniature marshmallow, 2 regular marshmallows, and 2 chocolate sprinkles.


1. Twist top of miniature marshmallow into a point by rolling it between your thumb and index finger.

2. Trim all 3 marshmallows, and stick together. Twist top 2 slightly to shape. With a toothpick, poke holes, and insert sprinkle eyes.

Recipe & Image from Martha Stewart