Frankenstein Cupcakes

These cute Frankenstein Cupcakes are the perfect halloween cupcake to take along to a halloween party! They’re easy to decorate and will be the first treat scooped up on a halloween baking tray!


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The fun Frankenstein cupcakes are a cute halloween treat to bring to a halloween party. They’re easy to make and you can also get the kids involved with helping out since they’re easy to decorate.

We’ve made the chocolate cupcakes from scratch, but you could easily substitute a chocolate cake mix instead.

The same for the green frosting! You could buy a tub of frosting and add green food coloring to it in a pinch.

Three Frankenstein cupcakes in a row sitting on a board.

Ingredients & Substitutions for these easy halloween cupcakes

These halloween treats are made with simple ingredients that you should always be able to find in the grocery store. If not, you can check out a store like Michaels, Walmart or a Hobby Lobby in the baking section.

CUPCAKE INGREDIENTS

  • All purpose flour
  • cocoa powder
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • large eggs
  • milk – you can use whole milk or whatever you have on hand.
  • vanilla extract – for best flavor, I recommend using pure vanilla extract but artificial will be okay as well.

FROSTING INGREDIENTS

  • unsalted butter
  • powdered sugar
  • green food coloring
  • candy eyeballs
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • black decorating gel (sold in a tube)
Dry ingredients in small mixing bowl with whisk.

STEP ONE – Preheat oven to 350°F. Add cupcake liners to a 12-serving cupcake pan and set aside.

STEP TWO – In a medium bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder. Set aside.

Butter and sugar in mixing bowl.

STEP THREE – In a small bowl, combine vanilla extract and milk. Set aside.

STEP FOUR – In a large mixing bowl, on medium speed beat butter until creamy.

STEP FIVE – Add granulated sugar and mix until well combined.

STEP SIX – Add in the eggs and beat until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula to ensure all ingredients are well combined.

Dry ingredients are added to mixing bowl for halloween cupcakes.

STEP SEVEN – With mixer set to LOW speed, gradually addin the dry ingredients, alternately with the milk & vailla mixture until combined.

Increase speed to medium and mix until smooth and fluffy.

STEP EIGHT – Use a large spoon to divide the batter evenly into the prepared cupcake pan, filling to about 3/4 full.

STEP NINE – Bake in 350°F preheated oven for 16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Baked chocolate cupcakes are tranferred to a wire cooling rack.

STEP 10 – Place each cupcake on a wire rack.

Green icing for cute halloween cupcakes in mixing bowl.

MAKE THE FROSTING:

STEP ONE – Add butter and powdered sugar to the bowl and an electric mixer and mixer until combined. (If mixture seems too dry, a splash of milk can be added to moisten). Bean until fluffy.

STEP TWO – Add green food coloring until desired shade of green reached.

Green icing is piped onto chocolate cupcakes using a Wilton cupcake tip.

STEP THREE – Add frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large piping tip (round cupcake tip), and swirl on frosting.

Finished Frankenstein cupcakes on a wire rack.

STEP FOUR – Dip top of frosting into the chocolate sprinkles for Frakenstein’s hair.

STEP FIVE – Add 2 candy eyes on each cupcake.

Close up image of Frankenstein cupcakes with candied eyes.

STEP SIX – Use black decorating gel to draw stitches on one side of Frankenstein’s face. Draw a single line and pull it outwards in multiple directions using a toothpick to give it the ‘stiched’ look.

Close up image of stcked Frankenstin cupcakes ready to be enjoyed by all.

Storage Instructions

Store cupcakes in single layer in an airtight container in the refrigertaor for two to three days.

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Frankenstein cupcakes on a wooden board.

Frankenstein Cupcakes


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  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 46 minutes
  • Yield: 12 cupcakes

Description

These cute Frankenstein Cupcakes are the perfect halloween cupcake to take along to a halloween party! They’re easy to decorate and will be the first treat scooped up on a halloween baking tray!


Ingredients

Cupcake Ingredients:

1 cup flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 tsp. Baking soda

1/4 tsp. Baking powder

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temp

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

3/4 cup milk

2 tsp. vanilla extract

Frosting Ingredients:

1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temp)

2 cups powdered sugar

Green food coloring

Candy eyes

Chocolate sprinkles

Black decorating gel


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Add cupcake liners to a 12 serving cupcake pan, and set aside.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and cocoa powder. Set aside.

  3. Add vanilla extract to milk. Set aside.

  4. Add butter to a large mixing bowl, and beat with an electric mixer until creamy.

  5. Pour in sugar and mix until well combined.

  6. Add eggs and beat until smooth and creamy.

  7. Scrape sides of bowl with a rubber spatula and mix again to ensure all ingredients are well combined.

  8. With mixer speed set on LOW, gradually add dry ingredients and milk/vanilla mixture, and mix slowly until combined. Increase speed and mix until smooth and fluffy.

  9. Using a large spoon, divide batter evenly into prepared cupcake pan, filling about ¾ full.

  10. Bake on 350 F. for 16 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  11. Place each cupcake on a wire cooling rack to cool.

 

Directions for Frosting:

 

  1. Add butter and powdered sugar to the bowl of an electric mixer and mix until combined.

  2. If mixture seems too dry, a splash of milk can be added to moisten.

  3. Beat frosting until fluffy.

  4. Add green food coloring until desired shade of green is reached.

  5. Add frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large, round cupcake tip, and swirl on frosting.

  6. Dip top of frosting in chocolate sprinkles for Frankenstein’s hair.

  7. Add 2 candy eyes on each cupcake.

  8. Draw stitches on one side of Frankenstein’s face using the black decorating gel. Draw a single line and pull it outwards in multiple direction using a toothpick to give the “stitched” look.

Notes

Storage Instructions: Store cupcakes in single layer in an airtight container in the refrigertaor for two to three days. 

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Category: Halloween
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

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