Do you love baking desserts and all things scary? This recipe for easy box cake mix Halloween cupcakes is likely right up your alley! Spooky treats to munch on while passing out candy or snuggled up watching horror movies! They kind of look like zombie brains too!

PIN IT

Pinterest pin
Pin it!

You can easily make these two toned swirled frosting cupcakes with a few simple items. All you need is an angled spatula, disposable piping bags, decorating tips, a large mixing bowl, and a stand mixer.

If you like this simple cake box mix dessert for Halloween you may also like: 13 + Hocus Pocus Halloween Movie Snack Recipes, Halloween Zombie Sugar Cookie Recipe , and Spooky Eyeball Punch!

Why You Will Love Them

  • Quick and easy made with box cake mix
  • No baking skill required 
  • No frost decorating skills required either!
  • Super tasty 
  • Cool and fun colors for the haunted season
  • Spooky zombie brain vibes 
  • Perfect for chocolate lovers

What Tools Do You Need For Easy Halloween Cupcakes?

  • Angled Spatula
  • 1 – 16-Inch Disposable Piping Bags
  • 2 – 12-Inch Disposable Decorating Bags
  • Decorating Tips
  • 2 or 3 Large mixing bowls – for mixing the frosting and the cupcake batter
  • Stand mixer – or a hand mixer
  • Cupcake pan & liners

What Ingredients Do You Need For These Spooky Halloween Treats?

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix – any brand is fine but definitely use chocolate!
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup Black frosting 
  • 1 cup Blue frosting 
  • Eyeball candies
  • Sprinkles – I used skull shaped and spooky colored sprinkles also
easy halloween cupcakes spooky treats frosting

How Do You Make Spooky Cupcakes?

  • Combine the cake box mix according to its directions 
  • Let them rest before frosting 
  • How To Make 2 – Toned Frosting Swirl:
  • Prepare the 16-inch with a tip
  • Fill two 12-inch bags separately – one with blue and one with black 
  • Cut the tips off the bags and place both bags inside the 16 inch decorating bag
  • Twist and secure the tops of all the bags
  • Frost by making squiggly back and forth lines 
easy halloween cupcakes spooky treats frosting
easy halloween cupcakes spooky treats frosting

Zombie Brains Halloween Cupcakes

Anyreasonroundups
This is the spooky dessert you need to make to treat yourself, the kids, or a crowd this Halloween.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 Cupcakes

Equipment

  • Angled Spatula
  • 1 Piping bags 16 Inch Disposable
  • 2 Piping bags 12-Inch Disposable
  • Decorating Tips
  • 2 or 3 mixing bowls – for mixing the frosting and the cupcake batter
  • Stand mixer – or a hand mixer
  • Cupcake pan & liners

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Box chocolate cake mix
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup vegetable oil
  • 1 Cup black frosting
  • 1 Cup blue frosting
  • eyeball candies
  • skull candies

Instructions
 

  • Combine the cake box mix according to its directions 
  • Let them rest before frosting 
    easy halloween cupcakes spooky treats frosting

How To Make 2 – Toned Frosting Swirl:

  • Prepare the 16-inch with a tip
  • Fill two 12-inch bags separately – one with blue and one with black 
  • Cut the tips off the bags and place both bags inside the 16 inch decorating bag
  • Twist and secure the tops of all the bags
    easy halloween cupcakes spooky treats frosting
  • Frost by making squiggly back and forth lines 
Keyword cupcakes, Halloween
  • Great 27+ Christmas Potluck Crockpot Recipe Ideas

    27+ Christmas Potluck Crockpot Recipe Ideas 

  • 15+ Air Fryer Salmon Bites & Nuggets

    15+ Air Fryer Salmon Bites & Nuggets 

  • Easy Block party foods ideas appetizers, side dishes, desserts, meals, recipes

    39+ Block Party Food Ideas & Appetizers