Hey there, Eighteen25 friends!!! My name is Kristyn, and I’m SOO excited to be participating in this awesome series! I’m happy to report that I’ve taken part in this series for SIX years now, and it’s one I look forward to SO much. I love Jen and Jodie and think they are uber-talented and look up to them as friends and moms. 😀
Aren’t they the best?! 😉
As I tried to think of what I wanted to create this year, I thought a spooky and delicious recipe would be fun. I’ve shared crafts and Halloween decor over the years and wanted to share a simple, yet tasty recipe for these Creepy Cupcakes that look like a hand reaching out from under the ground. Although they look so fun and festive, they are SO easy and those are the kinds of treats I’m looking to create for parties and holiday functions. I knew I wanted to make a homemade cupcake recipe since those are always the best, but what’s great about this recipe is you can add the Oreos, grass sprinkles and skeleton hands to cupcakes bought from the store if you want or are in a hurry. Yup – super simple!
I know many like to start their cupcakes with a cake mix, so I used this doctored cake mix cupcake recipe from Tidy Mom and also had to make a Chocolate Buttercream frosting (cuz isn’t frosting the best part?!) The cupcakes turned out so moist and delicious, and with the frosting on top, it made them quite irresistible.
Here’s the Cupcake recipe:
- 1 box chocolate cake mix
- 3 Large Eggs
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1 cup of water
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl, combine cake mix, eggs, water and melted butter. Beat on low speed for 1 minute and then on high for another minute.
- Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake for 18-20 minutes.
- Let cool before frosting.
FROSTING INGREDIENTS & DIRECTIONS:
- 6 TB butter, softened
- 2 2⁄3 cups powdered sugar
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa
- 1⁄3 cup milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- crushed oreos
- “grass” sprinkles – bought mine at Hobby Lobby
- Plastic skeleton hands (found mine at Michael’s and Wal-Mart)
- Place butter in a bowl and beat until creamy.
- Add sugar and cocoa and mix well.
- Add milk and vanilla and mix until well combined. Pipe onto cool cupcakes.
- Sprinkle on crushed Oreos and grass sprinkles and top off with plastic skeleton hand reaching up.
You can use a fancy tip to make it look nice, or you can even use a knife to spread on. 😉
These skeleton hands were bought at Wal-Mart but I’ve spotted them at Michael’s too!
Easy peasy, festive and perfect for Halloween – can’t get much better than that!!
I sure do love the holidays and love Halloween so much, so creating this recipe got me in the perfect, spooky mood for October. 🙂
For more great Fall and Halloween goodies, be sure to check these out:
White Chocolae Pumpkin Snickerdoodles – Gooey Monster Eye Cookies – Graveyard Pudding Cups
And to see a few projects from past Spooktacular Septembers, check out:
Halloween Display & Gallery Wall
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Thanks for having me ladies!!
XO – Kristyn
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Kristyn Merkley says
Thanks for having me today!! LOVE you ladies!! XO
I love these cupcakes! My kids are obsessed with skeletons (weird, right?) and they would absolutely love to make these. Halloween is our favorite holiday as a family and I can’t wait to try these for some spooky family fun!
Vera Zecevic says
WOW! These cupcakes are amazing! Sounds easy to make and decoration is so fun. Perfect spooky Halloween treat.
These are just TOO COOL!!!!!!! I LOVE THEM!!!! Kristyn always has the best ideas
These look spookily delish!
Oh man! I am so doing this! I am all about yummy treats for me and easy, cool twists for the kids!
Lauren Allen says
These are SO cute! What a fun and easy idea!
Erin Indahl-Fink says
This halloween cupcake idea is BRILLIANT!! So creepy, yet so cool!!
hi! just wanted to say that I love your blog and the cupcakes look amazing!
Bella B says
Oh those are so cute but creepy and scary for Halloween at the same time! I love it