Celebrate the Halloween season with these festive and fun Toil and Trouble Halloween Cupcakes. Perfect delicious fun for all ages!
It’s the most WONDERFUL time of the year!!!
Do you feel that? You know… THAT!!! THAT thing, that slight shift in the Universe is called ‘Fall’ and with that comes cooler weather, change of seasons and my favorite holiday of all time.. Halloween.
And for you people who live up north and actually get to experience cooler weather and the leaves changing colors, I have one word for you. Jealous!! #93degrees
To me, Fall is the equivalent to the world giving us all a sherpa blanket and a hug. Everyone seems to be a bit nicer, the weather (unless you live in Southwest Florida) is beautiful and let’s not forget the FOOD!! Between tailgating sports events, fall holiday get-togethers, backyard bonfires and Halloween potlucks, delicious food is all around us. Sorry New Diet Plan, you need to get in line behind everything pumpkin coming my way.
Now, as the Queen of Halloween I love all things festive and spooky this time of year. I have an eight foot Pumpkin Monster being built in my kitchen right now and life sized skeletons scattered about in my garage. This is shockingly (not shockingly) normal fare for this house. Every year, Big Scary Mike and I build large yard haunts on for the neighborhood kids and even though it’s a huge undertaking, there’s nothing we love more than seeing those little smiles… or their little shrieks of terror but really, it’s all the same thing.
This year, Mike wanted to do a witches theme and even though he was overruled, I have to say that it is still dear to my heart. Think about it, what was the first scary character you remember from your childhood? .. chances are it was a witch, either by way of Wizard of Oz or Disney movies or maybe even scary Halloween costumes. The Witch is IT!
So why not take that love for all things hocus pocus and bubbly brew and make the most awesome Halloween cupcakes to treat
yourself your little ghouls and goblins with?
These cupcakes are so easy to make and so fun to decorate. I got the idea when I was walking through my favorite craft store and they had gumballs on one side of the aisle and a bubbling witches cauldron on the other. Perfect inspiration for the spooky inclined, if you ask me.
Now, if you can’t find the black cocoa powder this recipe calls for don’t give it a second thought… you can totally make your life easy and fake this recipe out. Simply buy your favorite brand of boxed cake mix and add a touch of black concentrated icing color to it to turn the batter black. You don’t need much, so don’t go crazy but it definitely works in a pinch. I know this because I have done these cupcakes both ways (can we say online back order???) so whatever works best for YOU!
But.. Hey … What’s better than ONE Halloween treat? Why, TWO Halloween treats, of course! Don’t forget to check out my recipe for Halloween Whoopie Cookie Bars.. Cookies PLUS Frosting??? Yes Please!!!!
Now, go…. be Witchy!
Toil and Trouble Halloween Cupcakes