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Halloween Ghost Cupcakes-familyfreshmeals-com
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Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

Need a spooky treat for Halloween? The kids will love these spooky Halloween Ghost Cupcakes. You can either use my scratch mix or box mix!
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  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk

INGREDIENTS - Vanilla Buttercream:

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3-4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream


  • 1 cup white candy melts
  • 1 Tablespoon shortening or vegetable oil
  • 24 large marshmallows
  • 48 candy eyes


  • Directions for Cupcakes
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a muffin pan with themed cupcake liners.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition, then stir in the vanilla.
  • Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk; beat well. Fill the muffin cups 3/4 full. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.
  • For the frosting and ghosts:
  • Place softened butter into a bowl and beat in 2 cups of icing sugar. Add 2 Tablespoons heavy cream and vanilla. Add remaining icing sugar 1/2 cup at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  • Spoon the frosting into a piping bag with no tip or a circular tip. Swirl the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.
  • Melt the candy melts with the shortening for 25 seconds, stir, and reheat if necessary. Place a large marshmallow in the center of each cupcake and spoon 1-2 Tablespoons of the candy melts overtop. Use the back of a spoon to help the candy melts move if needed.
  • Repeat with the other ghost cupcakes. After each ghost has dried for about 5 minutes, attempt to attach the eyes - if the candy melts are still too soft, give it another couple minutes before re-attempting.

Nutrition Information:

Calories: 279kcal (14%)Carbohydrates: 43g (14%)Protein: 2g (4%)Fat: 12g (18%)Saturated Fat: 7g (35%)Polyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 39mg (13%)Sodium: 151mg (6%)Potassium: 73mg (2%)Fiber: 1g (4%)Sugar: 34g (38%)Vitamin A: 316IU (6%)Calcium: 42mg (4%)Iron: 1mg (6%)