Halloween is all about candy, but that's not the only sweet we'll be eating come October 31. These Halloween cupcakes are just as tasty and way cuter than Halloween candy alone. And with recipes for Almond Joy cupcakes and Reese's stuffed cupcakes, you truly get the best of both worlds.
For all the thrill-seeking bakers out there, you'll love our recipes for glowing cupcakes and blood drip cupcakes. They might just be too spooky to eat (emphasis on the word "might"). No matter your party theme, we've got tons of fun cupcake decorating ideas, like our Cinderella cupcakes, Belle cupcakes, and even apple cupcakes for all you Snow Whites. If you're all caught up on Stranger Things, our Christmas light cupcakes will turn your get-together upside down.
Looking to scare up more goodies? Check out our Halloween cookies, grown-up Halloween party food, and Halloween cocktails. If you need help with your Halloween decorations, we've also got plenty of tips on how to decorate your car for trunk-or-treating, pumpkin carving ideas, and Halloween party decorations that will turn any house into a haunted house. And if you'll be celebrating the Day of the Dead (Día de Los Muertos), check out all of our favorite Day of the Dead recipes!
Mimic the layers of candy corn you love so much with these adorable cupcakes. Even candy corn-haters will love these guys.
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Sweet potato pie is a given at Thanksgiving, and it can feel a little weird baking it the rest of the year. Not so when you turn it into cupcakes! This easy recipe uses boxed cake mix to make some of the tastiest cupcakes we've ever had, and we're enjoying them all year long.
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Channel your inner vampire with these deliciously gory cupcakes. The secret? Glass candy and red food-dyed corn syrup!
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Never again will we have to choose between a cheesecake or a cupcake. Adding cubes of a frozen store-bought cheesecake makes stuffing these cupcakes before baking easy and impressive.
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We can't stop stuffing cupcakes with all our favorite fillings, and ice cream had to be next on our list. The flavor combos are truly endless here: chocolate cupcakes with vanilla ice cream is classic, but we can't wait to stuff some red velvet cupcakes with red velvet ice cream.
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Any time we can bring a nostalgic childhood cereal flavor to our baked goods, we are going to do it. We triple down on the favorite cereal by crushing it into the batter, the frosting, and packing in plenty of cinnamon and cinnamon sugar.
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To make these cupcakes really feel like a Moscow mule in dessert form, we pour ginger beer straight into the cupcake batter—a hack that lets you skip the eggs, oil, and water that the boxed cake mix calls for, while packing in plenty of gingery flavor. Don't worry, we didn't forget the vodka—it's in the frosting!
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The best part about these is the cream cheese and mascarpone frosting. As with most baked goods, room temperature ingredients will go a long way. Set your eggs and buttermilk on the counter before you preheat your oven to ensure your batter comes together nicely.
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Everyone loves a surprise, especially when that surprise is a Reese's. Save some mini Reese's from their candy bowl fate and put 'em in cupcakes instead.
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These cupcakes remind us of a Vietnamese coffee and are *the* perfect afternoon treat. With the addition of both brewed coffee and instant espresso, they certainly don't lack in the coffee flavor department. The condensed milk frosting is a great (less sweet!) alternative to the classic American buttercream.
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