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Saturday, September 23, 2023

Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes

Conjure up these spooky-sweet Witch Hat Cupcakes for your Halloween parties!

Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes

If you're looking for a spooky-sweet Halloween treat, you've come to the right place! These Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes are not only adorable, but the recipe is simple enough that kids can help. These fudgy cupcakes are topped with a witch hat made of crunchy cookie, buttercream, and chocolate - making them the perfect Halloween party treat. I hope you get inspired to bake up a batch for your own little monsters!

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Mix up the cupcake batter until all of the ingredients are combined. Use a large scoop to fill cupcake liners about ¾ full and bake according to recipe directions. Once baked, cool completely on a wire rack.

Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes

To make the witch hat toppers, you will need Fudge Stripes Cookies, unwrapped Hershey’s Kisses, and Halloween sprinkles. Follow the directions below to whip up bright green and purple buttercream frosting to put it all together.

Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes
Scoop bright green frosting into a piping bag with a star decorating tip. Place 24 Fudge Stripes Cookies face down on a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Add a dollop of green frosting to the bottom of the Kisses and center them over the holes of the cookies. It's okay to have some of the frosting ooze out from underneath.

Next, pipe a line of green frosting around the base of the Hershey’s Kiss to create a "hat band". Immediately top the frosting bands with Halloween sprinkles.

Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes

Add purple colored frosting into a piping bag with a 2D decorating tip. Starting in the center of a cupcake, use a steady, even, and gentle pressure to squeeze frosting in a circular motion to cover the surface of the cupcakes.

Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes

Place the witch hat cookies onto the top of the cupcakes. Gently press them into the frosting so that they don't fall off.

Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes

Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes

Servings: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 ½ cups cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • ½ cup oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Chocolate Cupcake Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350º F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners or spray with nonstick spray. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Add in liquid ingredients and combine well for about 2 minutes until smooth.
  4. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling approximately ⅔ - ¾ full.
  5. Bake 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely before decorating.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Ingredients:

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Directions:

  1. Using a standing mixer with a paddle attachment, combine the softened butter, salt, vanilla and half of the powdered sugar. Mix on low speed until combined.
  2. Add in the remaining powdered sugar and about half of the milk. Slowly increase mixing speed to medium until the frosting is light and fluffy.
    *If mixture appears dry, add in remaining milk and mix again until you get desired consistency.
  3. Divide the frosting between two bowls: ¾ of the frosting in one, and ¼ in the other.
  4. In the larger bowl of frosting, mix in a few drops of purple gel food coloring. Scoop colored frosting into a piping bag with a 2D decorating tip.
  5. In the second bowl, mix in a few drops of green and one drop of yellow gel food coloring. Scoop frosting into a piping bag with a star decorating tip.

Witch Hat Decorating Directions:

  1. Lay 24 Fudge Stripes Cookies on a silicone baking mat with the chocolate underside of the cookie facing upwards.
  2. Pipe a small dollop of green frosting on the bottom of a Hershey’s Kiss and center it on the cookie, covering the hole. It's okay to have some of the frosting ooze out from underneath. Repeat the process to cover all of the cookies.
  3. Pipe green frosting around the base of the Hershey’s Kiss to create a "hat band". Immediately top the frosting with sprinkles. Repeat the process to decorate all of the remaining “hats”.
  4. Use purple frosting to pipe a rosette on each cupcake. Start in the center and use steady, even and gentle pressure to squeeze just enough frosting to cover the surface of the cupcakes.
  5. Gently press the witch hats into the frosting on top of the cupcakes.

  • Storage: Refrigerate cupcakes in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Freeze: Cupcakes can be frozen for up to 3 months! Be sure that the cupcakes are completely cool, unfrosted, and are wrapped well in plastic wrap and then placed in a freezer bag. Before frosting and serving, thaw cupcakes in the fridge overnight or for a couple of hours at room temperature.

Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes

I'm so excited to make a bunch of Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes for our Halloween parties, and hope you try them for yourself! Not only are they adorable, but they are SO yummy and the kids love them!! If you decide to give this recipe a try, I'd love to hear all about it! Please share your creations on InstagramFacebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest!

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Halloween Witch Hat Cupcakes

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