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- Mini cakes
- Chocolate cupcakes
If you want to make special cupcakes for Halloween but don't have time, here is a super fast recipe.
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- 12 chocolate muffins
- 1 (400g) tub vanilla icing
- 24 dark chocolate chips
MethodPrep:15min ›Ready in:15min
- Bake chocolate muffins following a recipe of your choice, or use ready made chocolate muffins.
- Fill vanilla icing in a pastry bag with a round tip and generously squirt frosting onto the muffins starting at the outside in a spiral movement. Add 2 chocolate drops for the eyes - that's it!
If you want to bake your own muffins or icing, check out these chocolate muffin recipes and icing recipes .
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22 Last-Minute Halloween Party Food Ideas and Recipes
Are you looking for easy and last minute Halloween party food ideas? Look no further! We’ve selected the easiest and best Halloween food ideas ranging from spookily simple to creative. Your guests won’t resist and you’ll have so much fun in the kitchen,.
Traditionally, when we think “Halloween” we have only one image in mind: a pile of store-bought candies, a few spooky decorations, and just a few apples.
Well, the thing is that if you’re throwing or attending a themed Halloween party, you need to outbid yourself and at the same have fun: that’s why the Halloween Party Food Ideas and Recipes we’ve selected will be your savage!
- What type of food people wanna eat on Halloween?
- Do I really have to go crazy with my Halloween food ideas?
- Halloween Party Food Ideas and Recipes
- Halloween Cookies
- Caramel Apple S’mores
- Spooky Hummus
- Carved Peppers
- Halloween Soup
- Deviled Eggs
- Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
- Hot Dog Mummies
- Halloween Candy Apples
- Banana Ghosts
- Halloween Cake
- Tangerine Pumpkins
- Halloween Pretzels
- Spooktacular Layered Chia Seeds Pudding
- Pretzel Witch Broom Stick Treats
- Mummy Pizza
- Spooky Pumpkin Ice Cream
- Trick or Treat Mini Cakes
- Frankenstein Pops
- Halloween Punch
- Candy Corn Popcorn
- Halloween No-Bake Ghost Cake Pops
- Harry Potter’s Butterbeer
Jump To Recipe
With All Hallows&rsquo Eve just a week away, I wanted to pop in with one final Halloween-inspired treat. As I&rsquove mentioned, I try not to get too involved with a lot of Halloween-related things, however, I do have moments when I get sucked right in. Sometimes so much so that I feel like I have this hidden love for the spooky holiday.
Last year my friends and I went to a Halloween party and had a blast. This year our plans are still undetermined. But should the need arise, I do have a few costume ideas up my sleeve.
Anyway, back to the recipe. There are so many creative ways to change up everyday treats for Halloween. So, when I saw this recipe for a ghost cake via BHG, I thought I would would give it my own little twist and turn it into cupcakes. I actually created these last year, but wanted to share them with you today.
The one reason I really wanted to make these cupcakes was the chance to experiment with these adorable chocolate trees. They were so fun and easy to create. I love the effect of the sprinkles which give the trees texture and some &ldquoleaves.&rdquo
These cupcakes are topped with a meringue frosting, also known as seven-minute frosting. The recipe might appear a bit intimidating since it uses a double-boiler. But give it a try it&rsquos actually quite simple.
All in all, because these cupcakes are made with a boxed cake mix, they come together rather quickly. However, with all of the fun and spooky little details, it will look like you spent hours in the kitchen.
Are they not the most adorable things you&rsquove ever seen?
They are such a sweet and spooky touch for a Halloween party or any fall get together.
What fun treats are you whipping up for this Halloween? If you happen to give these ghost cupcakes a try, be sure to share them on Instagram! Tag @inspiredbycharm and #inspiredbycharm so I can see your creations!
Here's what you will need:
1 chocolate cake mix (and items, such as eggs, listed on the package)
1/3 cup chocolate melting wafers (I prefer the ones from Ghirardelli.)
Chocolate and colored sprinkles
3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup cold water
4 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Begin by preparing your cupcakes according to the package directions. Allow to cool.
Next, you'll want to make your trees. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Then, in a double broiler (or microwave), melt the chocolate discs. Once the chocolate is completely melted, transfer it to a plastic piping bag (or plastic baggie) and snip off a small piece from the end / corner. On the wax paper, pipe out your trees. You'll want to make them about 2 to 3 inches tall. Also, be sure to make them thick enough so that they won't break when hardened. Before the chocolate sets, add sprinkles to look like leaves. Chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate has hardened.
In the meantime, prepare your frosting.
In a double boiler, combine the sugar, water, egg whites, and cream of tartar. Cook, beating constantly with the electric mixer on high speed for about 10 - 13 minutes. (The frosting should read 160 degrees F on a candy thermometer.) Stop occasionally to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to prevent sticking.
Remove the pan from the heat and add vanilla then continue to beat for about one more minute or until the frosting is fluffy and will hold soft to stiff peaks.
Add a base coat of frosting to each cupcake. Then, using a pastry bag fitted with a large round tip, pipe the frosting in one mound on top of each cupcake. Use two dark colored sprinkles for the eyes.
Then, carefully peel the trees from the waxed paper and press into each cupcake behind the ghost.
Ghost Halloween Cupcakes
I can’t believe this is my first Halloween recipe this year!
I’ve been so crazy busy with everything that I barely had time to think of Halloween. But do not worry, I finally caught up with everything, decorated my apartment and made some delicious Halloween cupcakes to celebrate October 31st.
These Ghost Halloween Cupcakes are not only spooky, but they are so moist and chocolate-y that they will be the highlight of your Halloween celebrations!
Seriously, aren’t they CUTE?
I gotta confess. I am one of those lame people that prefer “cute” over “spooky” for Halloween. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I’m okay with witches, vampires, ghosts… But you probably won’t see me eating the incredibly realistic brain cupcakes or wearing anything with a skull in it.
Skulls and skeletons FREAK THE HELL OUT OF ME! How weird is that? Everything related to bones, actually. It took me months of going to the chiropractor to even let him adjust my back. That cracking sound/feeling though?
I’m sure you’re wondering what these cupcakes are made of. And I made you read through my “Confessions of a Weirdo” to find out. ? What a terrible cyber friend I am, I know…
These adorable Ghost Halloweens Cupcakes are nothing more than a luscious, super moist (hint: sour cream!) chocolate cake with a marshmallow buttercream frosting.
Simply to die for! Lip-smacking marshmallow frosting all over my hair (WHAT. ) kinda good.
Please tell me you also get frosting and crumbs all over your body when you eat a cupcake? No? It’s just me then?
The best thing about these cupcakes is the marshmallow frosting. And I use marshmallow fluff to make life easier! (I’m a huge believer in making life easier, if you haven’t noticed!)
However, I have a certain addiction to that stuff – marshmallow fluff, I mean – and am known for eating the stuff by the spoonful. To the point that my husband had to hide the container from me last time we had it in the house. Yep, it’s that bad!
This time, when I sent him to the store for the ingredients and he saw “marshmallow fluff” written on the list, I had to swear I really needed it and marshmallow was the only possible way these cupcakes could even exist in the first place, and that I really, really needed a Halloween recipe on the blog, pretty please, I swear I won’t eat the whole thing in one sitting.
I know what you’re thinking. I can be a little dramatic… You would too, if your husband were a marshmallow tyrant.
But yours probably isn’t. And you’re all cleared for eating as much marshmallow as you want. So MAKE THIS!
Make it for your Halloween party, for trick or treaters or just bring some to work so you can be everyone’s new favorite person!
And if you’re worried your kids will be too spooked by these, just tell them I got their backs and if any ghost misbehaves, this is what happens to them:
Don’t fret! That picture was from one of my test batches. One that, obviously, went very wrong. That won’t happen to your cupcakes!
If you follow my recipe, of course!
For the ghost’s eyes, I bought some edible (hilarious) eye candies at Michaels, but you can use mini chocolate chips if you’d prefer.
You can also make a little “boooooo” mouth on some of them with the mini choc chips.
Just look at that chocolate cake! So light and moist it will be as if you’re biting into a pillow.
I suppose that’s the feeling you would get if you bit a ghost. Right?
But then again, what do I know? I’ve never even seen a ghost! Have you?
10 Freaky-Fast, Last-Minute Halloween Treats
These easy-to-prep snacks are perfect throw-together options for school parties, last-minute Halloween get-togethers, or even weekend kitchen crafting with the kiddos.
Sure, we all want to be that person who shows up to the neighborhood costume party with a show-stopping candy corn layer cake or pristinely spooky cut-out cookies, but we can’t always (or in some cases, ever) be that person. Sometimes, we just need the quick and easy route to a crowd-friendly, creep-tastic Halloween treat. And there ain’t a thing wrong with that.
Dressing up store-bought goodies with simple shortcuts isn’t lazy—it’s savvy. Below are 10 Halloween-ready snacks that exemplify such savviness. While there are varying degrees of involvement represented, each idea uses just a few store-bought ingredients—such as candy, pretzels, and bakery cupcakes—to create adorable and/or terrifying treats, that will rival those of even the most dedicated, crafty super-moms on the block, in a matter of minutes.
1. Spider Peanut Butter Cups
Turn peanut butter cup candies (such as Reese’s) upside down on a work surface. Break pretzel twists into C-shapes. Press pretzels into peanut butter cups to create “legs.” Place 2 dots of chocolate frosting on one side of each peanut butter cup press small colored candies, sprinkles, or eye-shaped candies onto frosting dots to create 𠇎yes.”
2. Doughnut Eyeballs
Place red frosting in a zip-top plastic bag, and snip a small hole in corner of bag. Squeeze a small amount of frosting on the back of eye-shaped candies, and place eyes in centers of miniature powdered doughnuts. Pipe thin squiggly lines of frosting on doughnut to make 𠇎yes” appear bloodshot.
3. Monster Cupcakes
Place eye-shaped candies on store-bought frosted cupcakes or plain chocolate cupcakes you have spread with a variety of colored frostings.
4. Chocolate Witch Hats
Place purple frosting in a zip-top plastic bag, and snip a small hole in corner of bag. Turn chocolate-iced round shortbread cookies (such as Keebler Fudge Stripes) upside down on a work surface, and pipe a circle of purple frosting around center hole of each cookie. Place an unwrapped milk chocolate kiss on each frosting circle so that a small ring of purple peeks out.
5. Frankenstein Bars
Place green frosting and chocolate frosting in separate zip-top plastic bags, and snip a small hole in corner of each bag. Pipe green frosting on 1 side of chocolate-dipped granola bars, leaving a 1/2-inch border at 1 end. Decoratively pipe chocolate frosting on the green frosting to create eyebrows, eyes, and a mouth. Squeeze a dot of chocolate frosting on a small white mint (such as Tic Tac), and press 1 mint onto each side of monster’s “neck” to create bolts.
6. Vampire Doughnuts
Fold plastic vampire teeth, and press 1 set of teeth into the center of 1 doughnut. Gently press candy pearls, sprinkles, or eye-shaped candies decoratively into doughnuts to create faces.
7. Lollipop Vampires
Unfold a black cocktail napkin, and place over a small lollipop (such as Dum Dums). Secure napkin with a thin red ribbon tied like Dracula’s cape.
8. Pumpkin and Ghost Cheese Plate:
Using ghost- and pumpkin-shaped cutters, cut shapes from thick white Cheddar or American cheese slices and thick orange sharp Cheddar cheese slices. Serve with crackers.
9. Witch Brooms
Turn miniature peanut butter cup candies (such as Reese’s) upside down on a work surface. Press 1 pretzel stick into center of each peanut butter cup.
10. Savory Spider Crackers
Spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic-and-herb cream cheese on 1 round buttery cracker (such as Ritz). Top with a second cracker. Break 4 pretzel sticks in half, and press 4 pretzel stick halves into cream cheese on each side of “spider” to create “legs.” (Face spider so that 2 of the small holes in top of cracker can be used to hold the 𠇎yes.”) Press small pieces of minced black olives in holes to create 𠇎yes."
One of my biggest character flaws is my inability to be punctual. Yep, I&rsquom that person that shows up to pretty much everything at least five minutes late. It&rsquos a thing &ndash a quirk if you will, that annoys just about everyone in my life.
Admittedly, I take longer than average to get ready. I&rsquom a dilly-dallier, that likes to watch YouTube while I put on makeup and I can never decide on what to wear &ndash ever. If Eric sees my curling iron plugged in, he knows it&rsquos gonna be awhile. Again, it&rsquos a thing.
Ya see, my dad snapped a photo of these spider cupcakes after he happened upon them at a local grocery store. I fell head over heels for their super cute, almost Muppet like look. I immediately hopped online and purchased the spider cupcake stands from Amazon, with the intention of having them made and posted by mid-October. Yeah, clearly that didn&rsquot happen.
I&rsquoll tell ya what did happen though &ndash leftover frosting and cupcakes, so naturally, ghost cupcakes had to become a reality!
Let&rsquos view these Halloween cupcakes as last minute inspiration for all of you procrastinators out there. They&rsquore super delicious, and in my opinion, couldn&rsquot be cuter. Plus, with a little help from a Doctored Up Cake Mix, you can totally pull them off one day before Halloween!
First let’s start with some important notes regarding the ingredients of this Bloody Halloween cupcake recipe
- read the recipe carefully
- avoid using substitutes unless aware of how to fully reformulate the recipe in order to keep the balance in texture as well as flavours
- measure your ingredients with the help of a digital kitchen scale
For the cupcake
- Butter: Use always unsalted as you want to be in control of the quantity of the salt. I am using 82% fat content butter in all my recipes. In this recipe butter needs to be at room temperature which technically means soft enough to be able to cream but not too soft or runny so avoid last minute microwaving
- Granulated Sugar: Standard, all purpose granulated or white sugar is perfectly fine in this recipe, nothing fancy. If you want to learn about the different types of sugar and how to use them in baking, please read my article in here
- Egg: Room temperature as always
- Flour: All purpose flour or pastry flour makes the best cupcakes. They are so called “soft flour” which are low on protein resulting in delicate, tender texture. It is always a good idea to sift your flour as it tends to form lumps. If you want to be a Pro when it comes to deciding what type of flour to use in your baking, please read my article in here
- Salt: An essential ingredient in most of the dessert recipes. Balances flavour and enhances other ingredients
- Baking powder: Has two functions: increase the volume and lighten the texture
- Milk: Room temperature whole milk is the best
- White vinegar+baking soda: The SECRET ingredients to make cupcakes that stay super moist and tender even after days, the exact opposite of those sad looking dry ones from the supermarkets
For the frosting
- Mascarpone: Very rich Italian cream cheese, exceptionally smooth and easily to spread or whip. The flavor is milky and slightly sweet. Use at room temperature.
- Cream cheese: I always use Philadelphia when I state cream cheese in my recipes. I find it easy to cream (need to bring it to room temperature first) and very pleasant in taste. I usually beat it with a hand mixer for less than a minute, just until it becomes fluffy and increases a bit in volume. Please avoid over whipping
- Icing sugar: Icing sugar is the first choice when it comes to whipping up frosting. Question I often get is whether the quantity is a typo. NO, it´s not! You do not actually need a lot of sugar when making cupcake frosting! It stays beautifully fluffy without tons on sugar, the secret is the technique of whipping, not the amount of sugar
For the fake blood
- Strawberry: Use fresh or frozen, the key is to boil it until it thickens into a “blood like” consistency
- Sugar: Use granulated sugar, easy. The exact amount of sugar will need your judgement depending on the sweetness of the strawberry you use
- Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice to balance the sweetness
For the fake glass
- Sugar: The fake glass is made of granulated sugar and glucose syrup (and water) so easy and looks super impressive. Corn syrup works too instead of glucose syrup and you can even use food colouring
Scary-Simple Tricks and Treats for Last-Minute Halloween Parties
With Halloween just hours away, you’re likely feeling prepared for this spooky-sweet holiday by now. Candy and costumes? Check, check. Trick-or-treat plans? Made them. Extra candy? Of course. But then your child comes home from school and announces that he’s volunteered to bring in treats for his classroom Halloween party tomorrow. What do you do? Instead of relying on your secret stash of candy bars to save the day, try preparing easy, kid-friendly sweet treats that will wow your child and surely be the talk of the elementary school.
To start, follow Sandra Lee’s lead and embrace the magic that is Semi-Homemade Cooking. Her Monster Cupcakes come together in just 20 quick minutes, thanks to pre-made unfrosted cupcakes. The secret to working with store-bought goodies is putting your own signature spin on them. These cupcakes, for example, become extra special and look downright homemade once you — or your kids — decorate them. Sandra opts for green-tinted frosting and colorful candies to create simple, silly monsters.
5 Easy Halloween Cupcake Ideas
From creepy, crawly spiders to spooky ghosts, there's plenty of creative ways to doctor up your next batch of cupcakes to get in that Halloween spirit. Start with one of our delicious from-scratch cupcake recipes, and have some fun when it comes time to decorate. From scream-worthy sprinkles to clever frosting techniques, here are some of our favorite cute, seasonal ways to decorate your Hallowen cupcakes.
Sometimes the best Halloween treats are simply the ones that are decorated the best. When it comes to cupcakes, it&aposs all about the finishing touches and toppings, and we&aposve gathered some of our favorite fun ways to doll up your next batch to get your spooky Halloween spirit on. Black icing, creepy eyes, crumbled candy bars. there&aposs no saying as to what we won&apost put on a cupcake in the name of Halloween deliciousness. Before your (or your kids&apos) next Halloween party, choose from one of our top-rated cupcake recipes, and get craftin&apos with some of our best Halloween-ready decorating ideas.
Mini Ghost Cupcakes
So adorable it actually hurts. And better yet, these darling one-bite, ghost-topped mini cupcakes could not be easier to whip up. Just make your miniature cupcakes (you can use your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe or go for a box of cake mix), let them cool, pipe on tall peaks of whipped topping, and then finish your ghosts with chocolate chip eyes and mouths. If you&aposre looking for a last-minute Halloween treat, these little ghostly chocolate cakes are where it&aposs at.
The ghost is not my favorite but hey my kids loved all the icing piled on top! Which is basically all this cupcake is! I piled a big blob of white icing on the top and then used chocolate chips as the eyes and mouth.
I told you they were going to by so easy to make! I hope you enjoyed my 4 easy halloween cupcake ideas!
Maybe next time I will get a bit fancier on my icing skills but my kids loved them just the way that they are!
These would be perfect for a school Halloween Party!
If you are looking for another easy fall recipe make sure to check out my favorite Pumpkin cookies!
Watch the video: Cupcakes Κλόουν Επ. 38. Kitchen Lab TV. Άκης Πετρετζίκης (August 2022).