Easy Halloween Cupcake Ideas For Cute Spooky Treats

The best recipes for fun desserts to make at home, regardless of whether you're skilled at decorating.

This fall, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued guidelines advising against traditional trick-or-treating “where treats are handed to children who go door to door.” So if COVID-19 has thrown off your normal trick-or-treating routine, why not stay inside and bake some cupcakes?

If you’ve got artistic skills, we’ve got cupcakes that look like mummies, spiders, Frankenstein and brains. If you’re a total disaster of a decorator, there are a few simple ideas that scream Halloween with just the addition of some orange sprinkles or pumpkin candies on top. Whatever your level of ambition this year, there’s a Halloween cupcake for you below.

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Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes With Brown Sugar Buttercream
Love & Olive Oil
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Brain Cupcakes
SugarHero
3
5 Ways to Decorate Halloween Cupcakes
Handle the Heat
4
Spiderweb Cupcakes
SugarHero
5
Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes
A Classic Twist
6
Halloween Spider Cupcakes
Damn Delicious
7
Crashing Witches Legs Cupcakes
A Spicy Perspective
8
Witch's Bubbling Cauldron
A Spicy Perspective
9
Easy Spooky Double Chocolate Cupcakes
Orchids + Sweet Tea
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Stuffed Halloween Cupcakes
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Pumpkin Cupcakes With Candy Cane Buttercream
Grandbaby Cakes