There are 18 million and one adorable Halloween recipes and ideas on Pinterest. You can make monster toes or eyes, caramel apples, and all sorts of creepy treats, but I always do what’s easy and my kids favorite….Halloween cupcakes! You can dress them up with themed liners for any holiday, buy or make your own sprinkles, add a pick, and voila…creepy yet divine cupcakes! This time I tried something new, I made this recipe from Five Heart Home (love Samantha!) with a few modifications, and topped them with this wicked frosting from Misha’s I wrote about here. The cake has sour cream, which I’ve never really baked with before. They were delicious and oh so fluffy!
Here are the liners I bought, cute little bats huh? I usually make full size and mini’s when I bake, that way the kids aren’t eating too much sugar! And the grown ups can indulge after they go to bed. (Sneaky buggers aren’t we?)
And I mixed purple, orange and black sugar for the topping of these SPOOK-tacular Halloween cupcakes.
Oh and if you are wondering what my modifications were from this One Bowl Vanilla Cupcake recipe, here you go:
I subbed the butter for 1/2 vegetable oil, used lactose free sour cream, and used 1/4 cup water instead of milk.
Don’t you just love this holiday?
- 2 sticks salted butter (I personally love it with 1 stick unsalted, and 1 salted)
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1-3 tbsp whipping cream
- 1 tsp high quality vanilla (Or clear vanilla to keep the frosting as white as possible!)
- Cream the butter and the sugar, and then add the vanilla whipping cream to your desired consistency!
- If you don't like your frosting as sweet you can cut back the sugar to 1 1/2 to 2 cups. Enjoy!