Spooky, adorable and easy! These Frankenstein Cupcakes are fabulous for Halloween parties or cupcake decorating activities! You don’t even have to make them chocolate! They can be vanilla, yellow cake, or even pumpkin and they will always look the same if you use some awesome greaseproof cupcake liners. Greaseproof basically means that the liner won’t lose it’s color after you bake with them, and for these little monsters to turn out, you need some good liners.
Are you ready for Halloween? I’m going pumpkin patching today! I’ve already dressed up in some fun costumes just playing around and I even stocked up on my candy for all the kids!
These Frankenstein Cupcakes are really the easiest to make because the most difficult part is cutting out the eyes. And you can do that, I promise! I just used a hot glue gun to stick everything on good but tape will work for everything but the Rolos. So if you’re doing this with the kiddos then you can have them cut everything out and use tape to stick the face on and then they can come over to you and you can stick the Rolos on! You don’t even have to make your Frank mad, he can be happy and jolly if you want!
I got my chocolate jimmies at the grocery store by the baking mixes and make sure you buy the individually wrapped Rolos that come in a bag!
So cute, right? And after you roll your cupcake in sprinkles, you can use your hand to reshape the hair/head if you want. Since the frosting is covered in sprinkles, it won’t make a mess!
PS: I’ll be giving something to a lucky reader next week.. it starts with a Kitchen and ends with an Aid. Make sure to check out the blog next week for that!
Did you miss out on some of my other new Halloween recipes? These Skeleton Cupcakes are adorable! You can also see some of my older Halloween Roundups with other Frankenstein Cupcakes and Monster cookies!
Easy Frankenstein Cupcakes
- 1 box Devil's Food Cake mix
- 1/2 C. oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 C. milk
- 1/2 C. sour cream
- green greaseproof cupcake liners
- CHOCOLATE FROSTING:
- 1 C. butter softened
- 1/3 C. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp. milk
- 3-4 C. powdered sugar
- chocolate sprinkles
- white and black paper
- Rolos individually wrapped
- hot glue gun
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with green greaseproof cupcake liners.
2. In a large bowl, combine cake mix, oil, eggs, milk and sour cream. Stir until combined well.
3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
4. Let cool.
5. Chocolate Frosting: Beat butter until smooth. Add cocoa powder, milk and 2 cups powdered sugar. Slowly add in more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Add more milk if it becomes too thick.
6. Frost cooled cupcakes and then flatten out with a knife (see photos). Pour sprinkles into a shallow bowl or plate and turn frosted cupcake upside down into the bowl to coat with sprinkles. Use the colored paper to make eyes, a mouth and eyebrows. Hot glue Rolos on to the sides as "bolts."