Ghostly Delicious Halloween Cupcakes
October 22, 2013
October is one of my favorite months. Not only is the weather turning cooler, which means lots of baking and comfort food, it also means Halloween. Whether you like the scary part of Halloween or the cute, kid friendly part of this holiday (like me), next to Christmas it's my favorite holiday.
I don't know about you, but I don't like being scared and I especially don't like my food to look creepy or gross. So I almost always create Halloween food and treats that are fun and kid friendly. Oh and they also need to be quick and easy.
These Halloween Cupcakes are one of those quick, easy and definitely kid friendly Halloween Recipes. The cupcakes start with a cake mix and the addition of Kraft Pudding and sour cream, it gives them extra moistness.
Then they are topped with Chocolate COOL WHIP Frosting, a sprinkle of Halloween nonpareils and everyone's favorite JET-PUFFED Marshmallows shaped like little ghosts on top.
Halloween Cupcakes Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes • Cook Time: 10-12 minutes • Serves: 48-55
1 box (15.25 oz.) chocolate cake mix - Devil's Food or Chocolate
1 box (3.9 oz.) JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
1 cup sour cream
1 cup oil, vegetable or canola
4 eggs, room temperature
½ cup warm water
2 tubs (8 oz. each) COOL WHIP Frosting (chocolate or vanilla), thawed
COMBINE in a large bowl all cupcake ingredients until smooth
PREHEAT oven to 350˚F and place cupcake liners in a muffin tin. Divide batter into liners using a cookie dough scoop, add about 2 tablespoons.
BAKE for about 10-12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
DECORATE Add COOL WHIP Whipped Frosting to a decorator bag or resealable bag using a #1M Star Decorator Tip, swirl on frosting. Sprinkle with nonpareils and top with a ghost marshmallow
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