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Easy Halloween Cupcakes {with Oreo Topper}

It’s that time of year again when ghosts and ghouls roam the streets looking for treats, like these easy Halloween cupcakes! Instead of heading to the store for your sweets, put on your baking hat and whip up these chocolatey Oreo-topped cupcakes!

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Chocolate lovers are sure to love sinking their teeth into this Halloween cupcake. So, sorry — they probably won’t last long in the kitchen! But, the best part about these? You can make them in less than 30 minutes with just a few ingredients!

Making delicious Halloween treats for your family has never been so easy. And, the chocolate-dipped oreo topper and sprinkles certainly makes it more fun!

Even the kids can help you with this sweet treat — if they can avoid eating everything first, that is.

halloween cupcakes with oreos and tombstone and skull sprinkes

Why you need to make these easy Halloween cupcakes

These easy Halloween cupcakes are just too good to pass up during the fall season! They are the perfect Halloween treat, whether you are at home watching movies with your family or hosting a monstrously fun Halloween party with your ghoulfriends!

The recipe is surprisingly easy and the cupcakes don’t take long to make leaving you plenty of time for other Halloween festivities, like making this Jack Skellington Mason Jar craft!

The finished cupcakes look as if they came from a bakery, so your friends and family are sure to be impressed. But – be warned – that probably won’t stop them from devouring them quickly because they’re SO good!

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Tips and tricks for making these easy Halloween cupcakes

If you want to make these howl-tastic cupcakes, here are a few tips to make them howl at the moon good!

  • Add a pudding mix to your cake box mix for an extra moist and delicious cupcake. You can use any flavor that you prefer!
  • If you don’t have many baking ingredients on hand, you can make your cupcakes with a can of soda instead of eggs and milk. This will create a light and fluffy cupcake that tastes slightly of whatever soda flavor you used.
  • Completely cool the cupcakes before frosting. Otherwise, the frosting will melt.
  • Make sure that your frosting ingredients are all room temperature before decorating. If they are too cold, the frosting will curdle and not come together. If they are too warm, everything will be too soft and liquidy.
  • You can always make the frosting ahead of time if you need to. It will keep in the fridge for a few days.
chocolate cupcake topped with frosting, halloween sprinkles and a chocolate dipped oreo

Is this recipe for easy Halloween cupcakes vegan?

No, this recipe is not vegan-friendly.

You could, however, make your own spook-tacular version that is vegan-friendly! To do this, make the cupcakes with a vegan egg substitute and using a vegan frosting recipe.

Do I have to make these as chocolate cupcakes?

No, you don’t have to only use a chocolate cake box mix! You can use any flavor you’d prefer if you aren’t feeling like using a ghoulish chocolate cake mix.

Vanilla or a yellow cake box mix would work just as well and taste monstrously good! You could even use an oreo cake box mix for more flavor!

halloween mickey colored cupcake with oreo topper

Other easy Halloween cupcake toppings to try

If you liked these ghoulishly delicious easy Halloween cupcakes, there are a lot of other toppings that you can try.

Mix up the flavors by trying different toppings like:

  • Peppermint bat cookies
  • Chocolate chip monster cookies
  • Ghostly vanilla wafers
  • Skeleton sugar cookies
  • Mummy ginger snap cookies
  • Monster teeth sandwich cookies

Easy Halloween Cupcakes {with Oreo Topper}

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It’s that time of year again when ghosts and ghouls roam the streets looking for treats, like these easy Halloween cupcakes! Instead of heading to the store for your sweets, put on your baking hat and whip up these chocolatey Oreo-topped cupcakes!


  • Halloween Sprinkle Mixture
  • 4 packages of Wilton 3 oz Halloween Sprinkle mix

  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 1 box chocolate cake mix

  • Ingredients as listed on the back of the cake mix box

  • Muffin pan

  • Cupcake liners

  • Orange Oreo Frosting
  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened

  • 6 cup powdered sugar

  • 16 Halloween Oreo cream

  • 5-7 tbsp. heavy whipping cream

  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

  • 1 disposable piping bag with medium star tip

  • 1 medium ice cream scooper

  • 3 cup of the Halloween sprinkles

  • Oreo Decoration
  • 2 packages of Halloween Oreos

  • 1 8oz bag of Ghiradelli milk chocolate melting wafers

  • 1 cup of Halloween sprinkles


  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Preheat oven as per the directions on the box.
  • Put the liners in the muffin pan. Set aside.
  • Following the directions, add ingredients.
  • Mix all ingredients as instructed.
  • Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
  • Put in the oven and bake for 22 minutes.
  • Check for doneness. (Insert a toothpick into the center of the cupcake. It should come out clean.)
  • If they are not done, check again every three minutes until they are done.
  • Orange Oreo Frosting
  • Remove the orange cream from 16 Halloween Oreos
  • Using a standing mixer combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy whipping cream, vanilla, Oreo creme and mix on medium speed until combined smooth.
  • Scoop 1 cup of frosting into the piping bag and set aside.
  • Oreo Decoration
  • Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Carefully separate the Oreos, use the side that has no Oreo creme.
  • Using a heat-safe bowl, melt the chocolate wafers until smooth.
  • Dip half of the cookie into the chocolate.
  • Place onto the cookie sheet and sprinkle some Halloween sprinkles.
  • Decorating
  • Using the orange frosting, scoop a small amount into the ice cream scooper and place onto the top of the cupcake and spread slightly into a thick disk.
  • Pour the Halloween sprinkles into a deep bowl.
  • Dip the top of the cupcake frosting into the sprinkles.
  • Using the piping bag, pipe the frosting into the center.
  • Carefully place the decorated Oreo onto the side of the frosting.
  • Sprinkle some more Halloween sprinkles on top.
  • Enjoy!

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