Halloween Cupcake Recipe

If you are looking for a fun Halloween cupcake recipe, try this. The coloured, pale orange cream cheese filling contrasts perfectly with the chocolate cupcake for a spooky effect. They’re a fun treat to make with kids, so it’s time to tie the apron strings on your little witches and ghosts.

Ingredients for our Halloween cupcake recipe:

  • 8 ounces (200g) of softened cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup of caster sugar
  • Yellow and red food colouring

(Cupcake dough)

  • 8 ounces (200g) of margarine
  • 8 ounces (200g) of caster sugar
  • 4 eggs size 3
  • 6 ounces (150g) of self raising flour
  • 2 ounces (50g) of cocoa powder


Preheat the oven to 180C, 350F.

Prepare cupcake mix as follows:

Cream the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy, beat in the eggs – one at a time, adding a little flour with each.
Gently fold in the remaining flour and cocoa powder.

To make filling:

Blend in the cream cheese, egg and sugar. Add 2 drops of yellow food colouring and 1 drop of red food colouring. Add more colouring if necessary to reach the perfect shade of orange.

Finish your Halloween cupcakes:
Fill cupcake liners half full with cupcake mixture and place 1 teaspoon of filling at the centre of each. As the cupcakes bake, the dough will rise around the filling. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Enjoy those delicious cupcakes and Happy (or should I say scary?) Halloween!


Stuck for a unique Halloween gift idea? Why not try sending Halloween Balloons (delivered filled with helium to the address of your choice) or some Creepy Chocolate spiders from Big Fat Balloons?

2 Comments on Halloween Cupcake Recipe

  1. How many does this reipe make?

  2. Hi Becca,

    The recipe makes around 12 cupcakes.

    Take care

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