Skeleton Cupcakes

Skeleton Cupcakes

Make these scary cupcakes with chocolate cake mix, candies and marshmallows – perfect dessert treat on Halloween.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:10

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

servings

1
box (15.25 oz) milk chocolate cake mix with pudding
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
3/4
cup butter, softened
1/2
cup shortening
4
cups powdered sugar
3/4
teaspoon vanilla
60
brown candy-coated chocolate candies
24
miniature marshmallows
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups or spray with cooking spray. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  2. In large bowl, beat butter and shortening with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes or until creamy. Slowly beat in powdered sugar and vanilla. Mound about 2 tablespoons frosting on each cupcake. Using fingers, make deep indentations in sides of frosting to look like skull.
  3. Place 2 chocolate candies on each cupcake for eyes. Cut remaining chocolate candies in half; attach for nose with cut sides in frosting. With dampened kitchen scissors, cut each marshmallow into 5 slices; arrange slices on cupcakes to look like teeth.
Makes 24 servings (1 cupcake)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Variation Tip
For a spooky, fun effect, use other colors of candy-coated chocolate candies for eyes.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 299
    • Total Fat 15g
      • (Saturated Fat 6g,),
    • Sodium 179mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 40g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Protein 2g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1/2 Starch;
      • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 3 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 2 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.