Monster Cupcakes


Spooky Monster Cupcakes

Hey guys!!  I am here to bring you another easy spooktacular dessert for Halloween!  These Monster Cupcakes are a quick way to bring a little Halloween cheer to your house!

Spooky Eye Monster Cupcakes

I was in the store the other day and I saw a cookie mix for monster cookies which were brightly colored cookies with candy eyes on them and they were sooo cute!  My boys love cupcakes though so I knew I had to get home and recreate those cookies in cupcake form!

You are more than welcome to make these cupcakes from scratch, I however picked up a devil’s food cake mix and called it a day!  I could have gone with a regular chocolate cake mix but come on it’s Halloween that calls for Devil’s Food lol!

Monster Cupcakes, perfect spooky treat for Halloween!

Now I do make my buttercream from scratch, it’s light, fluffy, and perfect for these cupcakes!

Monster Cupcakes

Author Parrish


  • 3 sticks softened butter
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Heavy cream or half and half
  • Food coloring
  • Candy Eyes
  • Devil's Food Mix


  1. Make and bake the cupcakes according to box directions.
  2. In a stand mixer whip the butter and powdered sugar together.
  3. Add in the vanilla extract.
  4. Add in your cream 1 tbs at a time until the buttercream is the consistency you like.
  5. Separate the buttercream into 4 bowls and color each one a different color.
  6. Pipe onto cupcakes.
  7. Add candy eyes.
  8. Serve and enjoy!

So easy they're scary Monster Cupcakes!

After whipping up the frosting I separated it into 4 bowls and dyed each one a bright color.  Then I transferred each color frosting into a ziploc bag and cut a little corner off.

I piped the frosting high onto each cupcake and then decorated with some candy eyes.  That was it!  Everyone loved these cupcakes!  Not only do they taste amazing but they are such a quick dessert to make for a Halloween party at school or before trick or treating or just to spook up dinner one night.

I love desserts like this that the kids can help with.  They can pipe on the icing since it doesn’t have to be perfect and they will love putting all the eyes on!

Monster Cupcakes

So take a few minutes and whip up these cupcakes for a creepy treat!!

Monster Cupcakes, so easy to make and the perfect Halloween treat!!

Don’t forget to stop by Dana’s and make her Spooky Spider Cupcakes!

Spooky Spider Cupcakes, a fun way to decorate your favorite cupcakes, just in time for Halloween! from #spidercupcakes #cupcakes #Halloween

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  1. avatar
    September 27, 2015

    These are super cute! My boys love Monsters Inc. and I tried to make Monster Cupcakes this summer but they weren’t nearly as cute as yours! I will definitely have to give your technique a try. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Bewitchin’ Block Party last week; I am featuring you this week! I hope you join us again in the morning :)

  2. avatar
    Jan Hawkins says:
    September 8, 2016

    Do you use salted or unsalted butter in the recipe ?

    • avatar
      Parrish says:
      September 9, 2016

      Unsalted butter would be best, but salted can work in a pinch :)

  3. avatar
    Jolie says:
    October 2, 2016

    I made these cupcakes for a party last night, and that buttercream is to die for! So delicious and so incredibly easy to make. I have always been so intimidated by homemade icing, but it was really no big deal. Thank you for sharing this!

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    Sarah Zietlow says:
    October 28, 2016

    How many does this recipe make?

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      Parrish says:
      October 31, 2016

      About 24 :) Happy Halloween!

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