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Spooky Ghoulish Monster Halloween Cupcakes

Ghoulish Monster Halloween Cupcakes

Ghoulish Monster Halloween Cupcakes are a super cute dessert for your Halloween party. The kids will giggle at this a fun & spooky Halloween treat.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Author Gina Kleinworth


  • *Cake
  • 1 box Cake Mix + additional ingredients per box instructions eggs, oil, water
  • *Frosting
  • 1/2 cup salted butter - softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 8 cups 1- 2lb bag confectioners sugar (no sifting)
  • 2 tsp clear vanilla extract
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup milk depending on how thick you want the frosting
  • 1 package candy eyes
  • 1 tube RED gel glaze icing


  • Mix, prepare & bake cupcakes to package directions
  • Cool completely on wire rack & prepare frosting
  • *Frosting
  • Cream softened butter & shortening in stand mixer with paddle attachment until smooth.
  • Blend in vanilla.
  • Add 1/2 the confectioners sugar & most of the milk - stir slowly until moist- then whip until well combined.
  • Add remaining confectioners sugar & milk.
  • Beat on med-high about 3-4 minutes scraping sides of the bowl occasionally.
  • The texture should be very smooth.
  • Using a large open star tip, pipe frosting in a swirl pattern on top of cupcakes
  • Squeeze gel icing over the top & let it drip down the sides
  • Add eyes at random all over the frosting