Ghost in the Graveyard Dessert

Let the ghoul times roll with these creepy graveyard cupcakes. Both cute and spooky, these sweet treats are the perfect addition to any Halloween celebration. Easy to make and ready to eat in under an hour, this recipe for ghost cupcakes includes white cake mix to save time,... Let the ghoul times roll with these creepy graveyard cupcakes. Both cute and spooky, these sweet treats are the perfect addition to any Halloween celebration. Easy to make and ready to eat in under an hour, this recipe for ghost cupcakes includes white cake mix to save time, McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract for delicious flavor and McCormick® Black Food Color for soil-inspired frosting. Add your favorite oval-shaped cookies as headstones and incorporate decorations, such as chocolate sprinkles and miniature chocolate chips, for customizable details. While there are plenty of creative Halloween cupcake ideas, these graveyard treats are sure to be a favorite for years to come. One bite into a ghost cupcake will easily have you feeling the sweet spirit of the season. Read More Read Less
30m
PREP TIME
20m
COOK TIME
334
CALORIES
6
INGREDIENTS

Servings: 24

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla. Stir in 1/4 teaspoon of the black food color to tint cake batter gray. Spoon batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups.
  • 2 Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.
  • 3 Meanwhile, tint 1 container of frosting black with remaining 1 teaspoon black food color. Frost cupcakes, reserving 1/4 cup of frosting. Spoon reserved frosting into small resealable plastic bag. Snip a small corner from bag. Pipe “RIP” onto top half of each cookie. Push tombstone cookies gently into cupcakes.
  • 4 For the ghosts, spoon remaining container of frosting into large resealable plastic bag. Snip a corner from bag. For the body of the ghost, pipe 1/2-inch dollop next to tombstone . For the head of the ghost, pipe a smaller dollop on top of the body, lifting while squeezing bag so that top of dollop is pointed. Use chocolate sprinkles and chocolate chips to decorate the ghost’s face.

Tips & Tricks

20–25 drops of food color = ¼ teaspoon.

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