Skeleton Cupcakes

By Eat More Chocolate Team      

April 21, 2015

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These too-cute cupcakes are a must-bake for your Halloween party. There's room for creativity on these delicious desserts.

  • Yields: 10 Servings


Beat together butter and shortening for 2 minutes. Slowly beat in confectioners' sugar.

Add vanilla and salt; beat for 1 minute. Mound 1/4 cup frosting in center of top of each larger cupcake.

For faces, add M&M's, pieces of licorice and halved jellybeans (see photo).

For hats, dab frosting on mini cupcakes, invert and stick to chocolate wafers. Put one on each icing mound.


10 Chocolate Cupcakes

1 stick (1/4 lb.) unsalted butter $

1/2 cup shortening

3 cups confectioners' sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

20 brown M&M's

1 long strand black licorice

25 white mini jellybeans

10 mini Chocolate Cupcakes

1 (9 oz.) box chocolate wafers