Halloween cupcakes don’t need to be complicated to look great. Follow these simple tips to make graveyard cupcakes that will be a hit at your Halloween party.
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Looking for a spooky, but fun, last-minute Halloween cupcake idea?
How about these Graveyard Cupcakes?
I was inspired by a Halloween cupcake stand I received from Good Cook to make these spooky graveyard cupcakes. They are simple to make, you don’t need to have any decorating skills, and clearly you don’t need to be an expert baker to whip them up (which I’ll explain further in a minute).
- 5 oz milk chocolate – I actually used 2 different brands that I happened to have on hand, one was the Cadbury Dairy Milk, and the other, one stick of Trader Joe’s milk chocolate
- 3/4 unsalted butter – softened
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 3 eggs – lightly beaten
- 1/2 cup non-fat vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 2 sticks Trader Joe’s milk chocolate – there are 3 in a pack so I used 1 for the cake and the other 2 for the icing
- 2 cups confectioner’s sugar
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter – softened
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 3-4 tbs reduced fat milk
- approx 1 dozen Oreo cookies with chocolate creme filling
- White chocolate chips
- Skeleton candy mold
Now, feel free to follow my recipe here, these cupcakes taste delicious (just ask my little man who had two for dessert even after telling me he was full during dinner), HOWEVER, just so you know that when these came out of the oven they were completely flat on top. There was no rounded top that cupcakes should have, but we are going to pretend that I meant to do that okay, because it ended up being perfect to make the graveyards, because the white chocolate bones weren’t sitting on top of hills.
Pre-heat oven to 325F.
Line a cupcake pan with black baking cups.
Melt the milk chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute on 50% power and then for 15 seconds at a time until completely melted. Set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar with an electric mixer, add in the vanilla and mix a little more and then gradually add in the eggs, making sure to mix thoroughly so that they are completely combined. Pour in the melted chocolate and then the yogurt, continually mixing. Gradually add in the flour ensuring that it is thoroughly mixed in.
Pour the mix into the baking cups and bake for approximately 22 minutes.
As I mentioned, these came out flat, but they tasted so good, now to play with the recipe to perfect it for the next time I need cupcakes that have risen in the center.
Set the cupcakes aside to cool while you making the icing and white chocolate skeleton bones.
Melt the white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl following the directions above. Carefully spoon the melted white chocolate into the skeleton candy mold and place into the refrigerator until set.
Melt the milk chocolate according to the directions above. Cream the butter and confectioner’s sugar in a bowl, add in the vanilla, then pour in the chocolate and mix thoroughly, adding in a tablespoon of milk at a time until your icing has reached the desired consistency.
Crush the Oreo’s in a large bowl. Add about 2 tablespoons of the crushed Oreo’s to the icing mixture and beat to combine a little.
Once the cupcakes have cooled, spread icing on the cupcakes then dip each into the crushed Oreo’s. Place a white chocolate bone on top of each.
The fabulous cupcake stand is the Sweet Creations Halloween Cupcake Stand from Good Cook.
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