Frankenstein Cupcakes for Halloween

Frankenstein Cupcakes for Halloween


  • CAKE:
  • Devil's Food Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. melted butter or oil
  • 1 C. buttermilk
  • 1 C. butter softened
  • 2-3 C. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract optional
  • green food dye
  • Chocolate Jimmy Sprinkles
  • Tootsie Roll "Bolts"
  • 1/3 C. White melts
  • brown M&M's blue and red also work for eyes


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Combine cake mix, eggs, melted butter and buttermilk. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  3. 3. Let cool.
  4. 4. Frosting: Beat butter and 2 cups powdered sugar. Continue to add powdered sugar until you reach the consistency you want. Add vanilla extract and peppermint extract if you want Frank to be minty. Add enough food dye as needed.
  5. 5. Make Eyes: Melt white melts in the microwave. I nuke mine for about 40 seconds, stir and then nuke for another 20 seconds. Make a mini piping bag using a ziplock bag, snip off the corner and pipe out little puddles about the size of dimes. Drop an m&m onto the puddle and then let them all cool to firm up. You can watch the video above if you need!
  6. 6. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes and flatten out. Press the top of the cupcake frosting into chocolate jimmies.
  7. 7. Press eyes into the cupcakes and then cutTootsie Rolls to be "bolts" and push them into the sides of the frosting.