Ghost Cupcakes #HalloweenTreatsWeek

This post and recipe were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Ghost Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes – A delicious black chocolate cupcake topped with orange vanilla buttercream frosting and a cute candy ghost! Perfect for a Halloween party!

Halloween Cupcakes

Ghost Recipe

Yield: 14 cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes

Ghost Cupcakes - A delicious black chocolate cupcake topped with orange vanilla buttercream frosting and a cute candy ghost! Perfect for a Halloween party!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes


Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup neutral oil, such as vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • Black gel food coloring

Vanilla Buttercream

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Orange gel food coloring
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Additional Ingredients

  • 14 ghost candies


Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together eggs, sugars, oil, vanilla extract, and milk.  Add in flour and mix until just combined.  Ad in cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and black food coloring.  Mix until just combined.  If you need to add in more food coloring to make the batter black, do so.
  3. Fill each of the cupcake liners up half way.  Do not overfill, they will end up overflowing if you do.
  4. Place in oven and bake for 20-22 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick in to a cupcake and it comes out clean.  Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Vanilla Buttercream

  1. Beat butter in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  2. Add in 1 cup of powdered sugar at a time and slowly mix together.  Once that is fully combined, add in orange food coloring, vanilla extract, and heavy whipping cream.  Beat until the frosting is the right shade of orange for you, adding more food coloring if necessary.


  1. Once cupcakes are completely cooled, transfer frosting into a piping bag equipped with your favorite large piping tip (I used Wilton 4A).  Pipe frosting onto cupcake and then top with ghost candy.

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Happy Halloween! We hope you’re ready for a spooktacular event as we celebrate Halloween with the first annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This haunting week-long event is filled with fantastic Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

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For our very first #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 100 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all!

Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

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Prize #1

Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!


Prize #2

Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Pure Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Caramel Extract, Almond Extract, Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix and Adam’s Best Twice as strong Vanilla



Prize #3

Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Halloween Cookie House Bat, Tombstone and Skull 3-Piece Cookie Cutter Set, Halloween Skull Tube Pan, Zombie Cupcake Liners, Skull Sugar Decorations


Prize #4

Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away 1 (one) 1.5lb Sprinkle Mix Kit from their shop


Prize #5


Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a $25 Visa Gift Card


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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 1st – October 6th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.


Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Treat Street USA ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.
Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

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