Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes

Updated: Oct 29, 2021

A simple sweet treat idea to celebrate Halloween is this Chocolate Cupcake recipe! These Cupcakes are fluffy, delicious and topped with a chocolate buttercream frosting. Due to this festive period they are garnished with Halloween themed sprinkles! They are easy enough for kids to frost and decorate them. Preparation can be a funny process, if you involve your child as assistant-chef!

This recipe produces the most perfect, fluffy chocolate cupcake. They are slightly sweet and in combination with the frosting they have a balanced sweetness. The frosting is so creamy and rich, yet perfectly pipeable. Also, adding sprinkles is the perfect way to make a festive cupcakes party-worthy!

Tips to make perfect Chocolate Cupcakes

For perfect chocolate cupcakes make sure, that butter and eggs are in room temperature and the cocoa powder is unsweetened. For the frosting make sure, that heavy whipping cream is full fat (35% fat).

When the batter is ready, fill 2/3 of the cupcake liners (not more, not less). While baking them, don't open the oven door. If you follow these tips, you will avoid having deflate cupcakes. Good luck and enjoy the process!


Yield: 12

Preparation time: 15 mins

Baking time: 17 mins


For Chocolate Muffins:

1 1/3 cup all purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder