23 Creative Halloween Inspired Cupcake Recipes

One of the sweetest and most versatile ways to add festive flair to your desserts is with Halloween cupcakes! Cupcakes, to begin with, are such a great sweet to have fun with – one of the few times playing with your food is a good thing! Add some candy, frosting, and a pinch of creativity and your Halloween cupcakes will be what everyone raves about.

I’ve gathered over 20 Halloween cupcakes that will be a huge hit at any party or just to enjoy with your family. Whether you’re looking for spooky monsters, classic Halloween characters, or even cute Mickey Mouse themed holiday flair, there’s something here for everyone! Get in the holiday spirit with these tasty Halloween cupcakes!


Happy halloween


Doodlecraft – Pumpkin Patch Ghost Cupcakes

You can make these adorable ghost cupcakes with 7 simple ingredients. Don’t like coconut for the grass? No worries, Doodlecaft suggests using crushed Oreo’s to make a dirt hill or graveyard.

Doodlecraft - Pumpkin Patch Ghost Halloween Cupcakes


The Inspiration Edit – Frankenstein Monster Cupcakes

These super cute Poop Emoji style Frankenstein Monster cupcakes are sure to be a hit of the party!

Poop Emoji style Frankenstein Monster Halloween cupcakes


SugarHero – Brain Cupcakes

Do you like zombies and gore? Than these Brain Cupcakes are for you! SugarHero debated whether to call these Brain Cupcakes or Intestine Cupcakes. They are composed of a spice cupcake and an easy almond buttercream.

Brain Halloween Spice Cupcakes


Bakingdom – Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Cupcakes

There’s nothing scary about these cupcakes. These Mickey Cupcakes made with Nutella frosting just may be too cute to eat. Don’t forget the Jack-O-Lantern!

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Cupcakes with Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkins


Love and Confections – Black Velvet Cauldron Cupcakes

These bubbling cauldron cupcakes are sure to catch everyone’s eyes. They’re made with delicious red velvet cake and covered with skeleton bones and eyeball sprinkles.

Black Velvet Cauldron Halloween Cupcakes with Skeleton Bones and Eyeball sprinkles


The Little Kitchen – Candy Corn Cupcakes

What’s Halloween without Candy Corn? You can whip up a batch of these candy corn inspired cupcakes in no time.

Candy Corn Halloween Cupcakes


Cutefetti – Spider Cupcakes

Would you eat spiders?! I bet you’d eat these Spooky Spider Cupcakes.

Cute and Spooky Spider Halloween Cupcakes


Life Family Joy – Halloween Bat Cupcakes

You can get creative with this quick and easy recipe for Halloween Bat Cupcakes.

DIY Halloween Bat Cupcakes


The Farmgirl Gabs – Witches’ Brew Cupcakes

Everyone will ask how you made these bewitchingly cute Witches’ Brew Cupcakes. The Farmgirl Gabs says to “let your wicked witch artistry take place. By adding all the spooky Halloween candy decorations to the top.”

Witches’ Brew Halloween Cupcakes



Crayons and Cravings – Witch Hat Cupcakes

These easy Witch Hat Cupcakes are one of the most perfect Halloween treats. They’re festive and fun; plus they’re incredibly easy to make.

Witch hat Halloween cupcakes


Happiness is Homemade – Graveyard Cupcakes

You can’t have Halloween without graveyards! These Graveyard Cupcakes may be a little spooky but they’re oh so delicious too. Happiness is Homemade said to “wash them down” with some Spooky Eyeball Punch.



Cookies and Cups – Skeleton Cupcakes

BOO – don’t get scared! It’s just a few adorable skeletons. These little guys are made with marshmallows and white chocolate covered pretzels.

Skeleton Halloween Chocolate Covered Pretzel Cupcakes


Lil Luna – Creepy Cupcakes

You can make these Creepy Cupcakes in less than 30 minutes! Lil Luna made these cupcakes with a homemade Chocolate Buttercream frosting and topped it with crushed Oreos for dirt and green sprinkles for grass. Oh yeah, I almost forgot about the skeletal hand – it wouldn’t be creepy without it!

creepy Halloween skeletal hand graveyard cupcakes


Love and Olive Oil – Halloween Confetti Cupcakes

Bring on the Zombies! Love and Olive Oil says these Confetti Cupcakes are “proof that you can make pretty cupcakes without a mile-high swirl of frosting.”

Halloween Zombie Confetti Cupcakes


Your Cup of Cake – Mr. & Mrs. Frankenstein Cupcakes

Make these Mr. Frankenstein and Bride Mini Cupcakes with yummy Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. Your Cup of Cake says the “these Mr. and Mrs. Frankenstein Mini Cupcakes will be the cutest couple at any Halloween party!”



Skip to My Lou – Halloween Finger Cupcakes

These candy witch finger cupcakes can be made cute with chevron printed cupcake papers or make them a bit scarier by adding  “a little red piping gel for a bloody touch”.

candy witch finger Halloween cupcakes in chevron printed liner


Bakingdom – Monster Claw Cupcakes

You can make these monster cupcakes with a little gore or turn them into sweet fuzzy monster cupcakes.

Monster Claw Halloween Cupcakes


The Decorated Cookie – Crime Scene Cupcakes

These Crime Scene Cupcakes are simple yet unique. I bet your friends haven’t seen these cupcakes before!

crime scene Halloween cupcakes


The Little Kitchen – Monster Cupcakes

These Monster Cupcakes are just too adorable to pass by. Is that monster hair? Maybe it’s grass? Who knows. All we know is, these cute cupcakes are scrumptious!

Monster Halloween Cupcakes


Tikkido – Spider Web Cupcakes

These Spooky Spider Web Cupcakes are made with cotton candy and edible gum paste spiders.

Spider Web Cupcakes Tikkido Halloween edible gum paste spiders


Baking and Boys – Ghostly Cocoa Puffs Cupcakes

These little ghost cupcakes are made with Cocoa Puffs Cereal! Does that mean we can have them for breakfast?!

Ghostly Cocoa Puffs Halloween Cupcakes


Cutefetti – Mickey Pumpkin Cupcakes

Cutefetti wanted to add a little Disney to Halloween with these adorable Mickey Pumpkin Cupcakes.

Mickey Pumpkin Halloween Cupcakes


SugarHero – Stuffed Halloween Cupcakes

Last but not least, the amazing Stuffed Halloween Cupcakes. SugarHero made four different Halloween cream-filled cupcake designs: monsters, vampires, mummies, and Frankenstein’s monster.

Stuffed Halloween Cupcakes monsters, vampires, mummies, and Frankenstein’s monster


Happy halloween

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I'm Brandi from suburbs of Memphis, TN. I enjoy trying new products & services, and sharing my experience with others. My blog consists of my "Theory" on products and everyday life from a babe born on Easter.

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20 thoughts on “23 Creative Halloween Cupcakes”

  1. Annemarie LeBlanc

    5 stars
    All these cupcake ideas look so good. I am not that good with baking and I am the worst when it comes to decorating. I will let my sister take a look at these and maybe ask her to make some for our family’s get together next Sunday.

  2. Everything beautiful

    Mr and Mrs frankenstine and the spider cupcakes are my favourite. They all look sputacular and there is definitely something for everyone.

  3. 5 stars
    I love cupcakes and I love making them and decorating them. These cupcakes look so awesome and delicious. They almost look too good to eat! I love how creative people get with cupcakes. My favorites are the Mickey ones. I love Disney so incorporating Disney into holiday foods is so fun.

  4. 5 stars
    I cannot seem to choose which one is the best. All of them look so cute and delicious too! I will ask my grandson to choose which one we will make this weekend.

  5. You know, I thought I had saved all of the good Halloween cupcake recipes until I came across this post! A lot of these I haven’t come across yet! Definitely going to bookmark this for future reference.

  6. I love these ideas. The candy corn style might be my favorite but that spider in the white ‘web’ is great, too.

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