Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

Halloween Ghost cupcakes

Halloween Ghost cupcakes. The perfect easy Halloween cupcake that everyone will love made with homemade cupcakes and homemade frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Ghost Cupcakes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 985kcal
Author MidgetMomma


Bakery Style Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients

Buttercream Frosting Ingredients


How to Make Vanilla Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line your cupcake pans with your choose of cupcake wrappers.
  • Place your self-rising flour, cake flour, and sugar in the bowl of your mixer. Mix them together for a minute or two until they are well combined.
  • Cut your butter into tablespoon pieces. Slowly add your butter into the flour mixture one piece at a time continue mixing until you have reached the texture of sand.
  • Pour half of your milk into the flour mixture and mix just until the milk is incorporated. Use your rubber spatula to scrape down the sides of your bowl. Add your remaining milk and the vanilla to your batter and mix until combined.
  • Slowly add in one egg at a time to the cake batter, making sure each egg is incorporated before adding the next egg.
  • Scoop the batter into the prepared cupcake pan, filling them 3/4 of the way full.
  • Bake for 10 minutes then rotate the cake pans so the pan that was on the top rack is now on the bottom and the pan that was on the bottom is now on the top rack. Continue to bake for another 10-13 minute until a toothpick comes out clean from the center of the cupcake.
  • Transfer the cupcakes to a cooling rack until they have reached room temperature.

How to make Buttercream Frosting

  • I use my kitchenAid mixer when making this easy buttercream frosting, but if you do not have a stand mixer then you can use a hand mixer . Either one will do the job, but I prefer using the stand mixer.
  • Making homemade buttercream frosting is SUPER Easy.
  • In your mixer’s bowl mix butter and shortening.
  • Then add in the confectioners sugar and mix it little bit little until the sugar is incorporated into the butter/shortening mixture.

Assembling Ghost Cupcakes

  • While your cupcakes are cooling, make your choice of frosting. If you are using one of our frosting recipes you will want to make 2 batches of frosting if you want larger ghosts on your cupcakes and 1 batch of frosting if you want smaller ghosts on your cupcakes.
  • Once you have made your frosting remove 1/2 cup of frosting and mix with black gel food coloring.
  • Set up your pastry bags and place the large round pastry tip into one of the pastry bags. Fill this pastry bag with the white frosting.
  • Set up a second pastry bag with the small pastry tip and fill this pastry bag with the black colored frosting.
  • Pipe a black oval for the mouth and two small circles for the eyes. 


Cupcake nutrition information is based on using homemade vanilla cupcakes and homemade vanilla buttercream frosting. 


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 985kcal | Carbohydrates: 131g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 109g | Vitamin A: 1058IU | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg