5 from 2 votes
Halloween Cupcakes three ways are fun and simple Halloween treats sure to satisfy Halloween lovers of all ages!
Halloween Cupcakes 3 Ways
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Servings: 18 cupcakes
Author: Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love.
For the Cake:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • c ¾ vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cups ½ whole milk
  • Yellow and Orange Gel Food Color
For the Frosting:
  • 3 sticks butter room temperature
  • 6 cups powdered sugar sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Milk to thin
  • Orange and Purple Gel Food Color
  • Green Halloween Sprinkles
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix together sugar, flour, baking powder, and kosher salt until well combined.
  2. In a separate bowl whisk together vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla, and milk until combined. With the mixer on low add in the wet ingredients and mixed until just combined.
  3. Use a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl and divide evenly among three bowls. Color one bowl yellow and one bowl orange.
  4. Fill cupcake cases 3/4 full and bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  5. Turn out onto a clean surface and allow to cool completely before frosting.
  6. For the Frosting:
  7. Cream butter at a medium speed until pale and fluffy.
  8. Add in sifted powder sugar 1/2 cup at a time mixing well after each addition. Add in vanilla and milk to reach desired consistency.
  9. Divide frosting into 3 bowls leaving slightly more white frosting than the other two. Color one bowl purple and one bowl orange.
  10. Frost cooled cupcakes as directed for each design.