“This post and recipe was created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.”
Monster Party Halloween Cupcakes | Get the party started with these fun Halloween Push Up Pops! These monster cupcakes are super fun in a push up pop with eyes hidden between the layers of cake. As a hostess you can never go wrong with an easy to make Halloween Party Treat. No decorating skills needed for these fun Monster Party Halloween Cupcakes. I love how these cupcakes look in the push up pops, if you don’t have push up pops you can also use mason jars.
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These cupcakes make the perfect party cupcakes. Why? Because they’re semi homemade! That simply means they are made with a fudge cake mix! The frosting is homemade but also super easy. The Bakery White Frosting is made for party cupcakes. With simple ingredients like shortening you don’t have to wait for the butter to soften becasue there is no butter! This frosting will stand up to hot weather and humidity. To get the ultimate color from this frosting use clear vanilla. I used Adams Clear Vanilla.
It’s all about the cute Candy Eyeballs from Wilton and the layers of fun colored frosting all presented in a fun push up pop.
Monster Party Halloween Cupcakes
For the Chocolate Cake
- 1 (15.25 ounce) chocolate fudge cake mix
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 large eggs
For the Bakery White Frosting
- 2 cups shortening
- 1 tablespoon Adams clear vanilla
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 8 cups powdered sugar
- 6 to 8 tablespoons milk
For the Chocolate Fudge Cake:
Preheat oven 350°. Spray a 11½ x 15½ inch baking pan with non stick cooking spray. Place a piece of parchment paper on top, spray the top of the paper; set aside. To a large mixing bowl add the cake mix, water, oil and eggs. Beat until smooth (about 2 minutes). Pour batter into prepared pan, bake 15 minutes. Cool on wire cooling rack 10 minutes. Place cooling rack on top of the cake and turn over onto cooling rack to cool completely. Use a 1 5/8 inch round cookie cutter to cut at least 45 rounds. Place rounds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze (for at least 2 hours). Slice rounds in half lengthwise. Put rounds back in freezer until ready to use.
For the Bakery White Frosting:
Add the shortening to a large mixing bowl. Beat until shortening is light and fluffy. Add Adams Clear Vanilla Extract, almond extract and beat until incorporated into the shortening. Add the sugar 1 cup at a time; beat until smooth between each addition. Add milk only if frosting is too thick. Drizzle in 1 tablespoon at a time until the frosting reaches spreading or piping consistency. Separate frosting into three medium bowls (about 16 ounces each). Add orange to one bowl, purple to another and green to the last. Stir to combine. Add frosting to a piping bag fitted with a #12 tip.
How to Fill The Push Up Pops:
Fit three piping bags with a Wilton Tip #12. Add one frosting to each bag. Add one cake round to the bottom of each push up pop. Then a layer of green frosting. Slide a couple of googly eyes on top of the frosting. Add another layer of cake and and layer of purple frosting. Slide in another pair of eyes slightly to the opposite side of the other eyes. Top with another layer of cake and a swirl of orange frosting. Pipe on multiple piles of frosting on top of the orange layer of frosting, larger at the bottom and to a point at the top. Decorate with Wilton Candy Eyeballs.
NOTE: These push up pops were inspired by Betty Crocker Kitchens Spooky Eyeball Halloween Cake
Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
- Ghostly Sweet and Salty Snack Mix from Big Bear’s Wife
- Donut Monsters from Mrs Happy Homemaker
- Brownie Bottom Candy Explosion Cheesecake from I am a Honey Bee
- Sugar Cookie Coffins from Love and Confections
- Reeses Halloween Cookie Bars from A Blender Mom
- Candy Corn Cupcakes from Daily Dish Recipes
- Paranormal Parfaits from Eat Move Make
- Easy Day of the Dead Cake from Pint Sized Baker
- Buttercream Bat Wing Cupcakes from Kudos Kitchen
- Vanishing Candy Corn Cocktails from The Baking Fairy
- Wicked Zombie Trifle from Who Needs A Cape?
- Monster Party Halloween Cupcakes from Lady Behind The Curtain
- Candy Corn Moonshine Truffles from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Ghost Cupcakes from Mildly Meandering
- Graveyard Brownies from The Redhead Baker
- Day of the Dead Black Buttercream Cake from House of Nash Eats
- Halloween Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Savory Experiments
- Easy Caramel Apples from Katie’s Cucina
- Bag of Bones Scary Snacks from For the Love of Food
Happy Halloween! We hope you’re ready for a spooktacular event as we celebrate Halloween with the first annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This haunting week-long event is filled with fantastic Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For our very first #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 100 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all!
Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
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Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Pure Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Caramel Extract, Almond Extract, Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix and Adam’s Best Twice as strong Vanilla
Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Halloween Cookie House Bat, Tombstone and Skull 3-Piece Cookie Cutter Set, Halloween Skull Tube Pan, Zombie Cupcake Liners, Skull Sugar Decorations
Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away 1 (one) 1.5lb Sprinkle Mix Kit from their shop
Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a $25 Visa Gift Card
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 1st – October 6th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Treat Street USA ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.
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