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Easy Halloween Monster Cupcakes

Halloween Monster Cupcakes are so fun to make for any spooky event! Made with simple ingredients, kids will love it!

Why make cupcakes for Halloween?

Well, first of all, they’re super easy to make! You can find most of the ingredients you need right in your pantry. And secondly, they’re just so darn cute! I mean, how can you resist these little guys?

What are Halloween Monster Cupcakes?

They’re basically just cupcakes with a little something extra to make them look like monsters. In this case, I used red frosting and candy eyes to give them a fun and festive look. But you could get creative and use any color frosting or decorations that you like!

What are some fun ways to make Halloween cupcakes pop?

If you want to get really creative, try using different color frostings or even making your own design with the frosting. You could also add some fun toppings like candy eyes or sprinkles. And don’t forget the all-important finishing touch: a spooky message written in icing!

What flavor cupcake should I use for these Monster cupcakes?

I used a classic vanilla cupcake recipe for these, but you could really use any flavor that you like. Chocolate would be delicious, or you could even try a fun flavor like pumpkin spice. The sky’s the limit!

How long can I store these cupcakes?

You can store these cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. After that, they’ll start to dry out, so it’s best to eat them within a day or two of baking.

Halloween Monster Cupcakes Recipe


  • 1 box cake mix + additional ingredients per directions OR your favorite recipe 
  • Bloodshot sugar decorating eyes 
  • Red buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a 1M star tip 
  • Black sugar sand 

Where can I serve these Monster cupcakes?

These would make a great addition to any Halloween party or event! They’d also be perfect for a fun after-school snack or dessert.

Easy Halloween Monster Cupcakes
Yield: 24 cupcakes

Easy Halloween Monster Cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

These adorable Halloween monster cupcakes are great to serve at any Halloween event!


  • 1 box cake mix + additional ingredients per directions OR your favorite recipe
  • Bloodshot sugar decorating eyes
  • Red buttercream frosting in a piping bag with a 1M star tip
  • Black sugar sand


  1. Bake cupcakes per recipe and cool completely 
  2. Pipe a flat swirl of red frosting on each cupcake 
  3. Place the decorator eye/s on the cupcake 
  4. Sprinkle lightly with black sugar sand 

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 89Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 1mgSodium 159mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 0gSugar 11gProtein 1g

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