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Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes

Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes

Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes are a dark chocolate spooky treat for all of the little witches and warlocks. These dark chocolate witch hat cupcakes have a sweet surprise inside!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Halloween
Keyword Halloween Chocolate witch hat cupcakes recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 19 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 465 kcal
Author Sandy Clifton

Ingredients

  • 1 (15.25 oz) box Dark Chocolate Cake Mix
  • 3 Eggs (or follow package amount)
  • 1/2 cup Oil (or follow package amount)
  • 1 1/4 cups Water (or follow package amount)

Cream Cheese Filling*

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Vanilla

To Color the Filling Green

  • 34 drops Green Food Coloring
  • 3 drops Yellow Food Coloring
  • 2 drops Blue Food Coloring

For the Witch Hats

  • 24 Chocolate Sandwich Cookies with green (mint) filling, or any type you want
  • 24 Dark Chocolate Kisses Candy
  • 1 (16 oz) tub Dark Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 small Squeeze Tube of Green Frosting

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F (or follow cake mix package temperature).

  2. Prepare the cake mix in a mixing bowl and set aside.

  3. Use a hand mixer to mix the cream cheese, sugar, egg, and vanilla. Mix just until combined.

  4. If you want the filling green, add the food coloring and mix just until color is even. Put the bowl of filling in the fridge to chill and firm up a little.

  5. Line two 12 cup cupcake pans with black cupcake liners.

  6. Using an ice cream scoop, fill the cupcake liners 1/3 full.

  7. Remove the filling from the fridge and use a small spoon to add a spoonful of the filling to each. Discard any unused filling.

  8. Top off the cupcake liners with the remaining batter, covering the filling.

  9. Bake for 13 to 16 minutes, (or follow package time for cupcakes) or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean.

  10. Remove from oven and let cool in the pans for 30 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

  11. While the cupcakes are cooling, make the witch hats by using a small dab of the frosting to stick the kiss candy to the cookie. Then pipe a small band of the green frosting from the tube around the base of the kiss candy. It's okay if they are not perfect!

  12. When cupcakes are cooled, frost the tops of the cupcakes with the dark chocolate frosting, then place a witch hat on top of each.

Recipe Notes

*The cream cheese filling is optional.