Reese’s Frankenstein Cupcakes


Chocolate Cake:

  • 1 devil's food cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. oil
  • 2/3 C. sour cream
  • 1/2 C. buttermilk or milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract


  • 1/2 C. butter softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese (or an extra 1/2 C. butter, softened)
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp. milk
  • Green Food Coloring

For Decorations:

  • Reese's Cups 20
  • white chocolate melts 1/3 Cup
  • chocolate M&M's 40 or you can use any of the colors or Junior Mints!
  • Chocolate Chips 40
  • Chocolate Jimmy Sprinkles


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Sift cake mix into a large bowl and add eggs, oil, sour creme, buttermilk and vanilla extract and stir until smooth.
  3. 3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 14-17 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  4. 4. Let cool.
  5. 5. Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add 2 cups powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon milk. The continue to add in more powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency. Add more milk if it becomes too thick and add food coloring.
  6. 6. To Make Eyes: (see photos) Melt white chocolate melts, pour into a small bag to make a mini piping bag, pipe dime-sized circles onto wax paper then immediately place a brown M&M on top and let set for a few minutes.
  7. 7. Pipe green frosting onto cupcakes (see photos) and shape the frosting into Frank's head. You can make it as square-shaped as you like! Place a Reese's Cup on top, put eyes on and then chocolate chips as"bolts" and use the Jimmies to give eyebrows and a mouth!