Halloween is one of my favorite events to plan a party for.  There are so many fun adult food and beverages, but there is also so many cute kids recipes to make….it is all about the kids right..wink, wink!  Anyway, here is another fun idea that I got from those little cookbooks you find in the check out line at the grocery store.  This book was called “Taste of Home Holiday:  Halloween Food & Fun”.  I always try to make something fun for our annual Halloween party especially for the kids.  This year I picked the Wicked Witch Cupcakes! They were too cute to pass up!  I did however really simplify it for myself and just bought a box cake instead of making home-made cupcakes from the recipe they provided.  I will attach the recipe for the cupcakes below, but if you are like me and want to make things easier…just use a chocolate cake mix.


  • 1 chocolate box cake or cake recipe below
  • 1 – 16 oz. can vanilla frosting
  • green food coloring

For Home Made Cupcakes:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup  baking cocoa
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1 /4 cups milk

Witch Hats:

  • 1 – 16 oz. can vanilla frosting
  • 2 tsp. milk
  • assorted food coloring of your choice
  • 12-16 ice cream sugar cones
  • Fruit roll ups, licorice and assorted candies of your choice to decorate
  1. Prepare box cake mix.
  2. If you are making the home-made cupcakes:  In large bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs, one at a time beating well after each addition.  Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.  Beat until just combined.
  3. Fill paper or foil lined muffing cups two third full.  Bake at 350 degrees or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 10 minutes before removing  from pan to cool on a wire rack; cool completely.
  4. Tint one can of frosting green; frost tops of cupcakes.  For hats, combine the second can of frosting with the 2 tsp. of milk; tint with your choice of food coloring.  Frost outside of ice cream cones.  Using small cookie cutters, cut out shapes from fruit roll ups; arrange on hats.  Add licorice for hair and candies for faces.  Place a hat on each witch.  ** Can also use other candies to decorate witchs hat and face: m&m’s for eyes, candy corn for noses, etc…

* Makes one dozen cupcakes

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