Hauntingly good cupcakes to make


Frost and adorn cupcakes with candy decorations

In the mood for a festive treat? Try baking these easy to make chocolate cupcakes to share with friends and family and decorate them to add a spooky touch.


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup hot coffee
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1 lb confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • food coloring
  • candies of your choice to decorate cupcakes with
  • piping bags
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and add cupcake liners to a cupcake pan.
  2. Sift together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda into a large bowl. Whisk until everything is combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the buttermilk, sour cream, eggs, vegetable oil, and vanilla then whisk together. Pour in the hot coffee and mix once more.
  4. Pour the bowl of wet ingredients into the bowl of dry ingredients and mix until completely combined.
  5. Pour batter into cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way. Put into the oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  6. As the cupcakes bake, begin preparing the buttercream. Mix the butter for about 5 minutes using a mixer.
  7. Sift the confectioners sugar and beat it in slowly. Add the cream and vanilla and beat everything until you have an even, fluffy consistency.
  8. Separate the buttercream into the number of however many colors you want to have for your cupcake frosting (3 colors = 3 separate bowls). Add in drops of food coloring to achieve desired colors.
  9. Put each buttercream frosting color into its own piping bag and begin frosting your cupcakes once they’ve cooled down from being baked in the oven.
  10. Use candy to add an extra touch of sweetness and detail to your cupcakes. A tip for decorating is to place M&Ms on top of a white circle of frosting as eyes for monsters, ghosts or other spooky creatures on your cupcakes.
  11. Enjoy your cupcakes either by yourself or share it with friends and family to spread the Halloween spirit with a delicious treat.