Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Easy Halloween Cupcakes made with brownie mix, colored vanilla icing, gel icing and marshmallows.

These easy Halloween Cupcakes start with brownie mix, large marshmallows and a prepared tub of icing. Use food coloring to match colors to party theme: ghosts, monsters or Frankenstein cupcakes!

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Why This Recipe for Easy Halloween Cupcakes is So Good

Quick – Ready in about 30 or 40 minutes.

Easy – Use boxed brownie mix and prepared icing to make decorating fun.

Variety- Halloween or birthday party theme: think Monster Cupcake or Frankenstein Birthday Party

Fun – Creative, cute and delicious!

Looking for other cake recipes? Try our Key Lime Cake from Boxed Mix. A delicious tropical flavored cake with green icing – perfect for green party themes.

What You’ll Need to Make It

Ingredients – Box of brownie mix, tub of vanilla icing, food coloring, large marshmallows.

Equipment – Oven and a cookie sheet. Bowl, spoon, and a wire rack

How to Make this Recipe

Bake brownies in miniature cupcake pan and cool. Attach a large marshmallow for the head. Color icing with food coloring and melt in small batches to pour over cupcakes. Pipe gel icing eyes and mouth.

Easy Halloween cupcakes with brownie mix and marshmallow. Iced in different colors with gel icing eyes and mouth.
Easy Halloween Cupcakes from brownie mix and marshmallow.


Use green icing for Frankenstein Cupcakes. Black gel icing for face marking and hair.

Use white icing for spooky ghost cupcakes.

Make Monster Cupcakes with scary facial and eye expressions. Match colors to Halloween or Birthday Party Themes.

Pro Tips

Watch melting time when melting icing. You want it smooth enough to pour over cupcakes, but not too runny!

Place iced cupcakes in freezer or refrigerator to speed up setting time for icing before piping face or hair.


How to package cupcakes for gifts?

Place on a small paper plate and put in a Ziploc bag, or put straight in a Ziploc bag with air so it doesn’t get mashed.

How long do cupcakes last?

These will last a couple of days for best freshness.

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Easy Halloween Cupcakes made with brownie mix, colored vanilla icing, gel icing and marshmallows.
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Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Mini cupcakes made with brownie mix and vanilla icing colored with food coloring. Easy and quick!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cupcakes
Calories: 248kcal
Cost: $10


  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 tub vanilla icing (reserve some unmelted for attaching marshmallows)
  • 1 box food coloring
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 1 tube gel icing (for eyes and mouth)


  • Prepare brownie mix and bake in mini cupcake pans as directed on package instructions.
  • Place on wire rack to cool. Be sure flat side is up.
  • Divide icing into small bowls for the colors you want reserving some to attach marshmallows. Add food coloring and mix thoroughly.
  • Melt each icing in bowl for about 10 to 15 seconds. Watch carefully. You want the icing to melt slightly to the consistency to pour over cakes. Add additional 2 or 3 seconds until desired consistency.
  • Place spoonful of unmelted icing on inverted cupcake. Attach large marshmallow. Pour or spoon melted icing over each cupcake and let run off for effect desired.
  • Place in refrigerator for a few minutes or let set on counter. After icing has set somewhat, pipe eyes and nose.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Nutritional information is an estimate and will vary according to ingredients used.
These mini cupcakes are perfect for an easy, quick Halloween cupcake idea.  Vary the colors  and face markings for monster cupcakes.  Tint icing green for all monster cupcakes or use white icing for ghosts.
This recipe works well for a Frankenstein or monster birthday party theme.


Serving: 1cake | Calories: 248kcal

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