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Sugar Skull Cupcakes

Sugar Skull Cupcakes


  • 1 box cake mix - Triple Chocolate Fudge flavor plus ingredients
  • oil, eggs, water


  • 2-3/4 cup confectioners sugar
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 5-6 tbsp evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

sugar skull cupcake wrappers

    Sugar Skull candy toppers

    • **Halloween colored jimmies orange, black, silver


    • Preheat oven & prepare cupcakes to directions listed on the box

    Note- be sure to use your sugar skull cupcake wrappers

    • Once your cupcakes have baked, remove from oven & let cool on a wire rack while you make the frosting.


    • Place confectioners sugar & cocoa powder in medium size bowl & whisk until light & fluffy
    • In mixer bowl, beat butter until smooth
    • Add in sugar/cocoa mixture & mix slowly while adding evaporated milk & vanilla
    • Once milk is added, increase speed & beat well until light & fluffy
    • *if you want it thicker- add more sugar, if you want thinner or less stiff- add more milk
    • Place frosting in a piping bag fitted with a large star tip
    • Pipe frosting on cupcakes
    • Add sprinkles & sugar skull candy
    • Enjoy!