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Halloween Bat Cupcakes

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24
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Our Halloween cupcakes are a must-make for any party! With tender chocolate cake, creamy icing and cookies, they are frighteningly good. With a fun bat decoration, our scary Halloween cupcakes are a great activity to try with your kids. Add our bat cupcakes to your dessert tray or use them as a crowd-pleasing trick or treat option. While our Halloween-themed cupcakes are perfect for kids, adults will also love these sweet treats.
Updated Jul 19, 2021
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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2
    In large bowl, beat cake mix, buttermilk, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in crushed cookies. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3
    Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • 4
    Frost cupcakes with chocolate frosting. Insert 1 chocolate wafer cookie piece on each side of cupcake to look like bat wings. Place 1 miniature sandwich cookie between cookie pieces for bat body. Squeeze 2 small dots white icing onto each cookie; attach candy eyes.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    No buttermilk on hand for this recipe? Make your own--in a glass measuring cup, place 4 teaspoons lemon juice or vinegar plus enough milk to make 1 1/4 cups.
  • tip 2
    You can easily crush cookies by placing them in a resealable food-storage plastic bag and pressing with a rolling pin a few times.
  • tip 3
    Candy eyeballs can usually be found in the baking aisle of the grocery store or at a craft store.


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