Super Easy Halloween Cupcakes You Can Make In Under 10 minutes

If you’re looking for a spooktacular Halloween dessert, these easy Halloween cupcakes are perfect! You can create a bootiful dessert table in under 10 minutes with these super easy Halloween cupcakes! Sometimes, the simplest desserts are the most impressive. You will surprise ghoulish guests of all ages with these easy Halloween food ideas. From ghost cupcakes and graveyard cupcakes to cute Oreo spider cupcakes, these treats make the spookiest night of the year even more spectacular!

Super Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Spooktacularly Easy Halloween Cupcakes to die for

No Halloween party is complete without delicious spooky and fun desserts. So, I hope you get inspired as much as I did by these scary treats that are super fun and easy to make with your kids.

I used a cake mix and store-bought frosting for these cupcakes because I wanted to make this as quickly as possible. But feel free to use your favorite chocolate cake recipe, and you can also make your frosting at home. 

Once you bake them, these fun Halloween cupcake ideas take less than 10 minutes to decorate. These cupcakes are bootiful and super fun and so so easy! 

Scary Good Tombstone Cupcakes

Enjoy these cute chocolate graveyard cupcakes that are seriously spooky and utterly delicious! It is a bootiful dessert to serve at a Halloween party, and you will be able to get these on a plate as quickly as your kids will eat them.

Tombstone easy Halloween cupcakes


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 5 Oreo cookies
  • 1 bag of Milano cookies
  • Chocolate frosting
  • Black decorating gel
  • Piping Bag and a large round tip

Tombstone easy Halloween cupcakes, easy graveyard Halloween cupcakes


  1. Make the cupcakes according to the box instructions and let them cool down before decorating.
  2. Cut the Milano cookies in half and write R.I.P. on each half of the cookie using the black decorating gel. 
  3. Separate the Oreo cookies and discard (or eat) the filling. Put the cookies (without the filling) in a food processor and pulse a couple of times until crumbled.
  4. Fill the piping bag with Chocolate frosting. Then use a large round tip and pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes.
  5. Sprinkle the Oreo crumbles on top of the frosting and press down slightly to resemble dirt.
  6. Insert the Milano cookie tombstones into the top of the cupcakes.

Spookily Cute Ghost cupcakes

Surprise your little ghouls with a fun but super easy-to-make Halloween cupcake idea: ghosts! These are my favorite because of their simplicity and are perfect for bringing along to your next Halloween bash!

Ghost Halloween cupcakes


Makes 12 cupcakes

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • Vanilla frosting
  • Candy eyes
  • Piping Bag and a large round tip

Ghost Halloween cupcakes


  1. To make the cupcakes, fill a piping bag with vanilla icing. Then, use a large round tip and pipe the vanilla icing in a circular motion making sure to start with larger circles and ending in smaller ones. You should end up with a mound of frosting.
  2. Add the candy eyes, and you are all done! 

Terrifyingly Delicious Spider Cupcakes

Who would have thought Oreos could be so versatile? These easy spider cupcakes are a must this Halloween season and such a fun way to get your whole family in the kitchen! Bake with the little human monsters as party snacks or as a trick-or-treat gift. 

I have made Oreo spiders before using pretzels. Still, I love how the Oreo spiders look with these chocolate legs made from Pocky sticks. I got the idea for these cupcakes from Your Cup of Cake, and she makes both the cupcakes and the Oreo frosting from scratch, so definitely check out her blog post if you want to make this from scratch. 

I made this using both the store-bought cake mix and vanilla frosting. Although I love cooking, there is no shame in taking shortcuts so you can make things quicker and easier. For me, Halloween is all about having fun making this cute Halloween treat with the kids. 

Easy and quick spider Halloween cupcakes


Makes 12 cupcakes

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • Vanilla buttercream frosting
  • Dark chocolate Oreo cookies (8 for the frosting and 12 for the cupcakes)
  • 2 boxes of chocolate Pocky sticks
  • Piping Bag and a large round tip
  • Candy eyes

Easy and quick spider Halloween cupcakes


  1. Make the cupcakes according to the directions on the box and let them cool down before decorating.
  2. Place 8 Oreo cookies in a food processor. Pulse a couple of times until crumbled.
  3. Add the vanilla buttercream frosting to the food processor, pulse a few times until well combined with the Oreo crumbs.
  4. Fill the piping bag with the Oreo frosting. Then use a large round tip and pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes.
  5. Cut the tips of the Pocky stick tip to about 1 inch in length to make the spider legs.
  6. Open each Oreo cookie, press the spider legs into the Oreo chocolate cream, four into each side, and close each cookie. 
  7. Press one Oreo spider into the frosting of each cupcake. 

Other spooktacular Halloween food ideas for kids:

  • 5 Spooktacular Party Foods: From little sausage mummies and Frankenstein corn dogs to creepy-crawly chicken strips and a spooky graveyard guacamole dip, all of these festive kids’ Halloween party food ideas will make your Halloween party a complete success. 

Best Halloween Party Foods For Kids

  • Quick And Easy Avocado Chipotle Dip: Want a more grownup snack to entertain the parents while kids go trick or treating? This avocado chipotle spread is the perfect Halloween food and an easy one to make!
  • Easy Halloween dessert board: This sweet Halloween charcuterie board is filled with easy-to-make Halloween desserts paired with fruit. It is a super easy dessert grazing board that will have your little ghouls screaming for more! 

Easy Halloween treats spider web donuts

  • Halloween breakfast ideas Start your day with one of these scary easy Halloween breakfast ideas! From Jack o’ lantern waffles and bewitching smoothies to healthy Halloween treats, you will find the best meals to enjoy for breakfast and brunch here.

witches-brew-breakfast-smoothie healthy Halloween breakfast idea

  • Halloween Charcuterie Boards: You will find lots of kid-friendly Halloween grazing boards here, from cheese boards and dessert boards to spooky themed snack boards. They are perfect for kids and for adult entertainment on Hallows’ Eve too.

Halloween foods charcuterie boards


Halloween is a huge deal around my home. We love decorating the house and coming up with new and creative ideas for party snacks with my kids. And with these easy Halloween cupcakes, we can have an eerie-sistible treat in under 10 minutes! So, take out your magic wand and whisk these delicious Halloween desserts that will have every trick-or-treater in your neighborhood knocking on your door!

Paula Bendfeldt-Diaz

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