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Mummy Cupcakes for Halloween

Aren’t these the cutest mummy cupcakes for Halloween? I made them the other day and had so much fun doing so. One of my grandbabies put on the eyes and two of them sampled them. The verdict: YUMMY! Here’s how I made them:

Here is a darling white ceramic Nora Fleming platter with a ceramic candy corn "mini" on the corner of the platter.  There are 8 darling mummy cupcakes.

Above are the darling mummy cupcakes for Halloween on a fantastic Nora Fleming platter! These ceramic (or melamine) platters are so fun for entertaining! They have little “minis” which are little inserts that can be placed on the corner of the platter. Nora Fleming has all sorts of inserts or minis to choose from. This one is a piece of candy corn (similar, here). Watch my holiday blogs for lots of other options. The paper mache witch is an old Halloween decoration that I love!

a photo of chocolate mummy cupcakes with white frosting and googly eyes peeking out through the bandages.  There's a witch behind the cupcakes.

Spooky Mummy Cupcakes for Halloween (yields 24 cupcakes) Recipe

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Spooky Mummy Cupcakes for Halloween

This is a fun cupcake dessert using a boxed cake mix. The frosting is homemade and is piped onto the cupcake to look like mummy bandages. The candy eyes are attached with a small drop of frosting.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for the cupcakes:
  • -one box of Duncan Hines Devil’s Food cake mix
  • -3 large eggs
  • -1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • -1 cup water
  • -2 cupcake pans (12 cupcakes each)
  • -white cupcake liners (24)
  • Ingredients (for frosting)
  • -1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • -2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • -1 cup (100 grams) marshmallow fluff
  • -4 cups powdered sugar, sifted (this is important, so the frosting turns out smooth)
  • -2-4 tablespoons of cream
  • -one package of decorative eyes
  • –disposable piping bag , tip, and coupler

Instructions

    Steps: (for cupcakes):

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Line pans with cupcake liners
    3. Blend cake mix, eggs, oil, and water on low for 30 seconds.
    4. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
    5. Pour batter into cupcake liners. (I actually use an ice cream scoop so as to make them all about the same size. To get 24 cupcakes, fill the liners about halfway full.)
    6. Bake for 18-21 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    7. Cool the cupcake pans on a wire rack for 15 minutes and then remove each cupcake to cool completely on the rack.

    Steps for the frosting):

    1. In the bowl of the electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth.
    2. Beat in the vanilla extract, and marshmallow fluff.
    3. With the mixer on low, beat in the sugar.
    4. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Then add 2 tablespoons of the cream and beat to combine.
    5. Then on the highest speed, beat the frosting until it is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
    6. Add more cream or sugar if necessary to get the right piping consistency.
    7. Now place the frosting in the piping bag, fitted with the decorating tip and coupler.
    8. Pipe lines of frosting back and forth on top of each cupcake leaving a slot for the eyes.
    9. Have your grandbaby apply the eyes by coating the back of each eye with frosting applied with a toothpick. (Try to talk your little guy into not eating all the eyes before the cupcakes are finished!)
    10. Enjoy!

    Ingredients (for cupcakes):

    • -one box of Duncan Hines Devil’s Food cake mix
    • -3 large eggs
    • -1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • -1 cup water
    • -2 cupcake pans (12 cupcakes each)
    • -white cupcake liners (24)

    Steps: (for cupcakes)

    Here are the two trays of 12 cupcake liners in the cupcake trays.
    Here are the ingredients for the cupcake part of the mummy cupcakes.  I use Duncan Hines mix, but add milk, and butter rather than the water and oil suggested on the box.
    Here are the ingredients for the frosting.  I use Marshmallow fluff or creme as well as pure vanilla extract, butter, powdered sugar and milk or cream, depending on what I have in the house.
    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    • Line pans with cupcake liners

    • Blend cake mix, eggs, oil, and water on low for 30 seconds.

    • Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

    • Pour batter into cupcake liners. (I actually use an ice cream scoop so as to make them all about the same size. To get 24 cupcakes, fill the liners about halfway full.)

    • Bake for 18-21 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

    • Cool the cupcake pans on a wire rack for 15 minutes and then remove each cupcake to cool completely on the rack.

      Ingredients (for frosting)

    Steps (for the frosting):

    • In the bowl of the electric mixer, beat the butter until smooth.
    • Beat in the vanilla extract, and marshmallow fluff.
    • With the mixer on low, beat in the sugar.
    • Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed. Then add 2 tablespoons of the cream and beat to combine.
    • Then on the highest speed, beat the frosting until it is light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
    • Add more cream or sugar if necessary to get the right piping consistency.
    • Now place the frosting in the piping bag, fitted with the decorating tip and coupler.
    • Pipe lines of frosting back and forth on top of each cupcake leaving a slot for the eyes.
    • Have your grandbaby apply the eyes by coating the back of each eye with frosting applied with a toothpick. (Try to talk your little guy into not eating all the eyes before the cupcakes are finished!)

    XO

    Dr. Julie

    PS

    ** This recipe for Spooky Mummy Cupcakes for Halloween is adapted from Joy of Baking.com Mummy Cupcakes Recipe

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    Here's my darling grandson after he's sampled the cupcake frosting!
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