These spooky, sweet Mummy Halloween Cupcakes are the perfect addition to any Halloween celebration, whether it be a killer costume party or a scary movie marathon at home.
Enjoying a few pieces of the candy that we used to collect while trick-or-treating is a given this time of year. And even though we’ve since realized that the chocolate is waxy and the chews get stuck in our teeth, we can’t help but eat a few, for old times’ sake. But if you’re anything like me, you can’t handle quite as many candy corns as you used to!
I think everyone would agree that sweets are synonymous with this holiday, though! Now that you’re a grown-up (for the most part, at least!), it might be time to try something a little more creative. Whether you’re going to a Halloween party or staying in for a scary movie marathon, switch it up by baking a homemade sweet treat that’s fun, festive, and just a little bit frightening.
Introducing Mummy Halloween Cupcakes, which perfectly fit the bill! They’re fun for adults and kids alike, so you can bring a batch to a costume bash instead of schlepping another bag of candy. They’re incredibly cute, and best of all, they’re easier to make than they look.
Personally, I’m looking forward to a night in on the couch with Matt. I’ve said before that I’m not big into Halloween, but any reason to eat cupcakes is good enough for me!
I’m definitely planning on having my annual viewing of Hocus Pocus, but since we have to stick around the house for a few hours to hand out candy (a perfect excuse to hang out at home), we need to stock up on entertainment. I’m thinking we should watch a couple of the classic Halloween movies that we haven’t seen before.
Since the It remake is coming out next year, I want to make sure I see the original first, and what better time to do it than on Halloween night? And as a Bates Motel fan, I have to watch Psycho (the show is intended to be the movie’s prequel). There are a few other classics I haven’t seen yet, like Friday the 13th and Children of the Corn…maybe I should stretch this marathon into two nights?
While there’s no doubt that Matt and I will unwrap a few treats from the candy bowl, I think I’m going to whip up a batch of these cupcakes to enjoy with a glass of milk while we catch up on the classics. And you should try this recipe too, because in the spirit of nostalgic Halloween movies, I’ve created one of my own: a how-to video for Mummy Halloween Cupcakes!
Luckily, you don’t have to be a horror fan to enjoy Halloween movies—I love several of the not-so-scary ones! On that note, I think I’m going to make sure we watch Hocus Pocus right before bed, so that way, any terrifying scenes from the other movies won’t be replaying in my mind.
- 1 Box Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix
- 3.9 oz package Jell-O Instant Chocolate Fudge Pudding
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sour cream
- ¾ cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup milk
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp sea salt
- 1½ cup mini chocolate chips
- 48 Large Candy Eyes
- Homemade Vanilla Buttercream or Pilsbury Whipped White Frosting
Preheat oven to 375 F.
Line cupcake pan.
Combine the cake mix through to the mini chocolate chips in the ingredients list in a stand mixer and beat until combined.
Fill cupcake liners with 1/4 cup batter.
Bake for 18-22 minutes until toothpick comes clean.
Remove from oven and move cupcakes to cooling racks to cool.
Once cupcakes have cooled, use a flat tip to pipe frosting in a circular motion to cover the top of the cupcake, then place two candy eyes on the cupcake and add the frosting in mummy-like strips (see the video above for a full demonstration.
Have fun making these Mummy Halloween Cupcakes and have a safe and Happy Halloween! And if you’re looking for more Halloween party ideas, check these out!