Halloween Skull Cupcakes

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

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 10 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box (15.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ milk chocolate cake mix
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.

Expert Tips

For a spooky, fun effect, use other colors of candy-coated chocolate candies for eyes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
299
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
179mg
179%;
Total Carbohydrate
40g
40%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
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.