This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% my own.
Rich, fudgy brownie cupcakes are adorned with buttercream frosting, monster mash sprinkles, and ghostly cupcake liners and toothpicks for the perfect Halloween treat!!
Hi friends! I’m back again today to share an oh-so-adorable Halloween treat with you! These Ghostly Halloween Brownie Cupcakes have all the cutesy ghost decor that you can handle! From the Wilton ghost-themed cupcake liners, to the black and white candy ghosts, to the not-so-spooky ghost toothpicks. Add some Sweets & Treats Monster Mash sprinkles around the edges and you have an amazing brownie cupcake for all your Halloween festivies!
Did I mention these are brownie cupcakes?? Yes, my friends. Remember those amazing brownies I shared with you last week? Well, I went and turned those into brownie cupcakes.
And then I decorated them all Halloween-y and almost squealed at how cute they were. And I bet you can’t guess which other member of this household was quite smitten with them. Can you see my smirky face over here? Because my kid is even cuter than these cupcakes, especially when she gets excited over mommy’s baking creations.
I had an idea to do a layered brownie – a chocolate layer and a vanilla layer, colored orange. However, when baked, the separation of colors didn’t stick. Disappointing, but they turned out amazing and delicious anyway!
If you look close, you can see my attempt at an orange layer. Ha.
Halloween will be here in just a few short weeks, so make sure you make these Ghostly Halloween Brownie Cupcakes to share with all your little ghouls and goblins!
Ghostly Halloween Brownie Cupcakes
For the brownies
- 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter melted
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1-1/4 cups flour
- Ghost cupcake liners (optional)
- Sprinkles, ghost toothpicks, and ghost candies for decorating (optional)
For the buttercream frosting
- ½ cup 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2-3 Tbsp heavy cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Line a 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar until smooth.
- Add all four eggs, and mix until fluffy and well-combined.
- Add the salt, cocoa, and vanilla, mix until combined.
- Add the flour and mix on low speed until mixture is combined. It will be thick.
- Fill each cupcake liner about two-thirds full and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and cool in pan for 10 minutes before moving to a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting:
- In a large bowl using a stand or hand-held electric mixer beat the butter for about 1 minute to soften. Turn the mixer down to low speed and add the powdered sugar. Mix on low speed until the powdered sugar begins to incorporate, then turn the mixer up to medium speed and continue beating. Then mix in the vanilla and heavy cream. You can always add more cream, 1 tablespoon at a time, if you need to thin it out some.
- Spread or pipe the frosting on to your cupcakes and decorate with sprinkles, ghost toothpicks and candies!
Happy Halloween! It’s October which means it’s time for Spooky Season and this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked 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.”
For the 2nd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 41 fantastically talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 160 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
BloodShot Eyeball Chocolate Apple Slices from Big Bear’s Wife
Halloween Sugar Cookie Bars from Fake Ginger
Day of the Dead Mexican Hot Cocoa from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Gluten Free Graveyard Dirt Cake from Frugal & Fit
Sugar Skull S’mores Cheesecake from Cookaholic Wife
Jack Skellington Peanut Butter Cups from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Hocus Pocus Potion from Jen Around the World
Halloween Puppy Chow from Daily Dish Recipes
Halloween Spooky Finger Cupcakes from Everyday Eileen
Ghostly Halloween Brownie Cupcakes from Sweet Beginnings
Halloween Chocolate Crack from Back To My Southern Roots
Frosted Halloween Sheet Pan Cookies from Creative Southern Home
Slime Lava Cakes from The Spiffy Cookie
Hocus Pocus Cake Popsicles from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
Dia de los Muertos Cake from Lemon Blossoms
Ghoul’s Blood Cocktail from West Via Midwest
Halloween Pretzel Owls from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
Monster Mash Halloween Edible Cookie Dough from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
Haunted Gingerbread House from The Redhead Baker
Black Cat Brownies from Jonesin’ For Taste
Frankenberry Berry Hand Pies from Sweet ReciPEAs
Haunted House Cupcake Tower from Pint Sized Baker
Halloween Mummy Pizza Toast from Katie’s Cucina
Ghostly Pumpkin Custards from My Sweet Zepol
Cinnamon & Sugar Pretzel Bones from Savory Moments
Bloody Good Vegan Cherry Chip Bundt Cake from The Baking Fairy
Halloween Candy Kabobs from Intelligent Domestications
Halloween Hand Pies from A Blender Mom
Halloween Dessert Board from Books n’ Cooks
Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors! Scroll down to take a look!
Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away a “Dinner and Dessert Set” – ONE 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, a Pyrex mixing bowl set plus some fun Dixie Crystals items like a Dixie Crystal Apron and Cookbook!
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Peppermint, 1.5oz Almond, 1 bottle vanilla cinnamon sugar, 1 bottle pumpkin pie spice
Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Texturra 7-Piece Bakeware Set
Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away a large baking box of goodies! Sweets and Treats will send one lucky winner a large assortment of sprinkles and lines and other samples of their products!
Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a set of Holiday Treat Decorations (1 Gummy Assortment, 1 Marshmallow Snowman, 1 Toy Solider and 1 Gingerbread Men)
Prize # 6– Litehouseis giving away the following:
1 Litehouse® Honeycrisp Apple Cider, 1 Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel & 1 Litehouse® Chocolate Dip, Snack Packs
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 7th – October 13th at 11:59PM EST. 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 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) 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,Treat Street USA and Litehouse! 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.