Halloween Vampire Cupcakes

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Vampire Cupcakes are one of my favorite easy Halloween cupcakes. They are a cinch to make and are always a hit. You can even doctor up store bought cupcakes for this recipe.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes
Vampire cupcake with white frosting.

Vampire Cupcakes are one of my favorite easy Halloween cupcakes. They are a cinch to make and are always a hit. You can even doctor up store bought cupcakes for this recipe.

Vampire cupcake with white frosting.

These scary vampire cupcakes are perfect because the are so delicious and at the same time a great surprise for your favorite goul or goblin.

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What makes this recipe great? It is so cute but easy to make. Therefore, you get a great party idea but without all the hassle.

  • Quick recipe: If you love a good cupcake recipe this is for you.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Because they are fun and fabulous.
4 vampire cupcakes.

What You Need to Make These Scary Halloween Cupcakes

Ingredients

  • flour
  • sugar
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • cocoa
  • white vinegar
  • vanilla
  • water
  • margarine or butter
  • powdered sugar
  • milk
  • Red gel icing

Equipment

How to Make These Easy Halloween Cupcakes – Step by Step

  • Make Marinade: First, mix dry ingredients and then add melted butter, vanilla, water and vinegar.
  • Line and Bake: Second, place Spooky Halloween lines in pan. Fill cupcake liners with batter using a cupcake scooper. Bake at 350 degrees for for 15 minutes. Cool.
  • Icing: Then in a medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter and next, stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk.Gradually mix in additional milk until the frosting is smooth and spreadable. Next, spread frosting evenly over cooled cupcakes.
  • Decorate: Finally, using a toothpick, place two holes in each cupcake.Align the tip of the red gel icing slightly in the hole. Use the tooth pick to drag the icing down onto the cupcake.
Vampire cupcake with white frosting.

Common Questions About Vampire Halloween Cupcakes

HOW DO I MAKE A GREAT CUPCAKE?

There are a few tips and tricks that will really help make these easy Halloween cupcakes, for example:
> Room temperature ingredients
>Do not overmix
> Always verify oven temperature to ensure proper baking.
> Measure ingredients carefully and always use as fresh as possible.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, you can always adjust to the size that you need, simply adjust the ingredient amounts using the tool in my recipe card.

CAN VAMPIRE HALLOWEEN CUPCAKES BE FROZEN?

Indeed! Store these scary Halloween cupcakes in an airtight container for up to three weeks.

USE DIFFERENT FLAVOR CAKE?

Truly, any variety is great, a red velvet would be awesome!

Top shot of one vampire cupcake.

Expert Tips for Making Vampire Cupcakes

  • Add Gummy Teeth Not a decorator? Try gummy teeth.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use store bought cupcakes or a mix.
  • Variation tip: Cut out fruit leathers or almond slivers for fangs. and drizzle a little red gel icing for blood drips.
  • Minis: A mini or appetizer size for parties!
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use your favorite gluten free recipe to make it right for your family.

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Vampire cupcake with white frosting.

Halloween Vampire Cupcakes

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Vampire Cupcakes are one of my favorite easy Halloween cupcakes. They are a cinch to make and are always a hit. You can even doctor up store bought cupcakes for this recipe.
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Servings: 18 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups water
  • 2/3 cup melted margarine or butter

Butter Cream Frosting

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon to 2 milk
  • 1 tube Red gel icing

Instructions

For cake:

  • Mix dry ingredients.
  • Add melted butter, vanilla, water and vinegar.
  • Place paper cupcake liners (I just love these Spooky Halloween ones!) in cupcake pan.
  • Fill cupcake liners with batter using a cupcake scooper.
  • Each liner should be 3/4 full.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for for 15 minutes or until a cake tester inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool before frosting.

For frosting:

  • In a medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with a mixer on low speed.
  • Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of milk.
  • Gradually mix in additional tablespoon of milk until the frosting is smooth and spreadable.
  • If frosting is too thick, add more milk, a few drops at a time.
  • If frosting is too thin, gradually add small amounts of powdered sugar until thickened.
  • Spread frosting evenly over cooled cupcakes.
  • Using a toothpick, place two holes in each cupcake.
  • Place the tip of the red gel icing slightly in the hole and squeeze lightly until you have a dab of icing in the hold.
  • Use the tooth pick to drag the icing down onto the cupcake to look like dripping blood.

Expert Tips

 
  • Add Gummy Teeth Not a decorator? Try gummy teeth.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use store bought cupcakes or a mix.
  • Variation tip: Cut out fruit leathers or almond slivers for fangs. and drizzle a little red gel icing for blood drips.
  • Minis: A mini or appetizer size for parties!
  • Dietary consideration tip: Use your favorite gluten free recipe to make it right for your family.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 340kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 344mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 315IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1.4mg

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