15 Frightfully Good Halloween Cupcakes

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Domestic Gothess

Wickedly delicious, these gourmet Halloween cupcakes will delight guests of all ages (oh, and totally blow up your Insta feed). Here, 13 drool-worthy cupcakes to whip up this fright night.

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Sugar Hero


Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes with Caramel Skulls

So. Much. Deliciousness. 

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Half Baked Harvest 


Butterbeer Cupcakes with Treacle Frosting and Chocolate Pretzels 

The perfect accessory for your Harry Potter costume.

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Pint Sized Baker


Fall Leaves Cupcakes

Look at those autumnal swirls.

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Kitchen Sanctuary


Halloween Black Cupcakes with Cherry Filling

Like a black forest gâteau in miniature form.

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Sarah Bakes G Free


Ghost Halloween Cupcakes

So boo-tiful. (And they’re vegan and gluten-free, too.)

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Domestic Gothess


Halloween Two-Tone Rose Red Velvet Cupcakes

Looks fancy but is actually a cinch to make (you can totally use cake mix).

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Pastry Affair 


Halloween Cauldron Cupcakes

Chocolate cake filled with marshmallow frosting.

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Reasons to Skip the Housework 


Candy Bar Halloween Cupcakes

The perfect way to use up leftover candy.

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The Cake Blog  


Candy Corn Halloween Cupcakes

Complete with caramel frosting, natch. 

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Garnish and Glaze


Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Just watch that chocolate ganache ooze over the cream cheese frosting.

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Kitchen Sanctuary


Halloween Spiderweb Cupcakes

Use a toothpick to get the cobweb effect.

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Sally’s Baking Addiction 


Apple Spice Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting

The fruit makes it healthy, right?

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Wander Spice


Black Magic Halloween Cupcakes

For a serious showstopper.

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Handmade by Charlotte 


Spooky Marshmallow Web Halloween Cupcakes

Short on time? Use store-bought cupcakes and just add the web yourself.

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Sally's Baking Addiction


Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Swirl Frosting

A taste of fall in every bite.

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