During the entire month of October I love making fun Halloween treats for the kids, and one of my very favorites is this monstrously fun idea to take to the kitchen with the kids? These Marvelously Creepy Monster Cupcakes are a real scream – whether you’re making them for a Monster Party or Halloween, they are sure to be a hit!
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These cupcakes are really a year-round favorite, working for Sesame Street or Monsters Inc. Party – or a not-so-spooky idea for Halloween.
All you need to pull off these Chocolate Cupcakes with Orange Vanilla Buttercream is a few readily-available kitchen ingredients, some orange food dye, and candy eyeballs. I always find mine at Walmart and Michaels, but they are also available at bulk stores and party stores.
Feel free to switch out the orange-colored frosting for your favorite color, or just leave the delicious vanilla buttercream frosting plain white.
How to Make Monster Cupcakes
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 cup butter, softened
3-4 cups icing sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2-3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.