Witch Cupcakes

We have been getting in the Halloween spirit this week. I have the house decorated in different light up pumpkins. My son has his pirate costume ready, and I just have to get one more thing for him, his pirate hat, and he’ll be ready to go. I know, I forgot the most important part. I still haven’t decided if I am going to do the pirate thing myself, or just wear cat ears and all black like I usually do. Yesterday we made these cute little witch cupcakes. I used a Hersey kiss and a Snackwell’s devil’s food cookie for the hat. I just used pre-made orange decorator frosting to attach the two pieces to form the hat. The chocolate cupcake recipe is adapted from Ina Garten’s recipe.

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Witch Cupcakes Recipe

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1 stick, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk, shaken, at room temperature
1/4 cup sour cream, at room temperature
1/2 plus 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Green Frosting

4 oz shortening
4 oz softened butter
1 lb powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk
green food coloring


Snackwell's Devils Food Cookies
Dark chocolate kisses
black and red decorator gel
pre-made orange decorator frosting
chow mien noodles


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda in a large bowl. Cream butter and sugar together in stand mixer until light in color. Add egg and mix until well incorporated. Add 1/2 the flour, the sour cream, the other half of the flour and then the milk. Mix until well incorporated. Add vanilla and mix until batter is smooth.

2. Pour batter into cupcake cups and bake at 350 degrees for 20 - 30 minutes, or until cake passes the tooth pick test.

3. Let cupcakes cool. Add shortening, butter and flour to a large bowl for the frosting. Add milk and beat until light and fluffy. Add food coloring until you get the desired color.

4. Pipe frosting on cupcakes using large round tip. Attach chocolate kiss to cookie using orange decorator frosting. Place on top of green frosting mound. Create witch face with black decorator icing. Add chow mien noodles for hair.

Tip: for the best frosting dye, be sure to get gel food coloring.

Makes 12 cupcakes

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  20 Responses to “Witch Cupcakes”

  1. Tickled Red โ€” October 28, 2010 @ 3:36 pm

    Too cute!! RT @EclecticRecipes
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  2. marla {family fresh cooking} โ€” October 28, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

    Both of these cupcake ideas are adorable! Your little guy is so lucky that you have been serving up all these treats. Big smiles I am sure ๐Ÿ™‚ xo

  3. Chef Isabelle โ€” October 28, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

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  4. Chef Isabelle โ€” October 28, 2010 @ 7:06 pm

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  5. averagebetty โ€” October 28, 2010 @ 7:18 pm

    Julien must think he is the luckiest kid in the world! You are the best, Angie! Happy Halloween!

  6. Grace โ€” October 28, 2010 @ 7:25 pm

    Hey Angie

    Love both of these cupcakes, you are so creative and a great decorator. Have a Happy Halloween!

  7. Mags โ€” October 28, 2010 @ 8:23 pm

    Both of these are just too cute for words!

  8. Kathy - Panini Happy โ€” October 29, 2010 @ 12:57 am

    These are all SO cute! So much fun!

  9. Manuela Durson โ€” October 29, 2010 @ 1:29 am

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  10. sophia โ€” October 29, 2010 @ 2:16 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE!! Esp that cute little green face! For some reason, it makes me think of Wicked. Would be so much fun watching the broadway musical while munching on these! ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. ButterYum โ€” October 29, 2010 @ 4:54 am

    I don’t know which is cuter, the witches or the scarecrows. They’re both so darn adorable, but I think the scarecrows take the lead. Wonderful!


  12. Scott Miller โ€” October 29, 2010 @ 7:28 am

    We did something like the scarecrow cupcakes last year and they were a big hit with our niece & nephew!

  13. Foodierama โ€” October 29, 2010 @ 4:17 pm

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  14. Medifast Coupon Codes โ€” October 29, 2010 @ 4:39 pm

    This would have been the perfect find last night. My daughter and I teamed up to make my grandson his very first treat for school. We slapped together a bunch of cupcakes with sugar treats on top, thinking this would have been a better idea!

    Looks like we are going to be making some cupcakes for ourselves tomorrow.

    Witch cupcakes for everyone!!

  15. jamie - creative cupcakes โ€” October 30, 2010 @ 6:05 am

    What great scarecrows. Your icing looks so smooth.

  16. Monet โ€” October 31, 2010 @ 1:25 am

    These are just adorable! Almost too adorable to eat (almost). I’m saving these ideas for next holiday season when life isn’t so crazy for us. I’m sure that kids would just love these. Thank you for sharing!

  17. redkathy โ€” October 31, 2010 @ 10:11 pm

    Oh my gosh Angie these are just darling! My nieces would go crazy for one of these. Happy Halloween!

  18. Jane โ€” November 7, 2010 @ 4:10 pm

    These look great! What dye did you use for the green icing? Everytime I’ve used green dye its never come out as vibrant as that!

    • Angie โ€” November 7, 2010 @ 6:59 pm

      I used ordinary green food coloring, but I get the best color with those gel food colorings

  19. Gale Zourkos โ€” June 18, 2011 @ 8:55 am

    hi, good day. i was just reading about this on our local website

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