Happy Halloween Cupcakes

(NC) – Kids will love helping out in the kitchen with this fun project – decorate these delicious cupcakes together, and then be sure to try one!

Happy Halloween Cupcakes

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Rating: Easy - kid approved!
Freezing: excellent
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Makes18 Cupcakes


  • Cupcakes
  • 2 1/4 cups Robin Hood All Purpose Flour 550 mL
  • 1 tbsp baking powder 5 mL
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 mL
  • 1/2 tsp salt 2 mL
  • 1 tsp cinnamon ground, 5 mL
  • 1/4 tsp ginger ground, 1 mL
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg ground, 1 mL
  • 1/2 cup butter softened (125 mL)
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar 325 mL
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree 250 mL
  • 3/4 cup milk 175 mL
  • Frosting
  • 1 container ready-to-spread vanilla frosting 450g
  • Orange food colouring optional
  • Candies to decorate



  • PREHEAT oven to 375 F (190 C). Line muffin cups with muffin papers.
  • COMBINE first 7 ingredients.
  • CREAM butter and sugar in large mixer bowl until light and creamy. Add eggs and pumpkin; mix well. Add dry ingredients alternating with milk, mixing lightly after each addition. Spoon into muffin cups.
  • BAKE in centre of preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.


  • Colour the vanilla frosting orange if desired. Spread on top of cupcakes. Decorate attractively with your favourite candies.


If orange food colouring isn't available use a combination of red and yellow.

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