Halloween Bat Cupcakes
I really wanted to bake cute Halloween cupcakes this year but wanted something I knew would be easy enough for anyone to do! These Chocolate Bat Cupcakes are exactly that. A little spooky but at the same time almost to cute to eat! This post is sponsored by Samsung but expresses my own opinions.
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These cupcakes are perfect if you’re wanting to make something fun for the kids this Halloween or even include them in an easy cupcake decorating activity. Follow the steps below and you’ll have the cutest, completely non-scary, bat cupcakes you’ve ever seen!
Halloween Chocolate Bat Cupcakes
- 1 Chocolate box cake mix and ingredients (or your favorite chocolate cake recipe)
- 36 Oreo cookies
- 48 Large edible googly eyes
- 5.5 cups Confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
- 1.5 cups Salted butter (softened to room temp)
- 5 tbsp Heavy cream
- 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
- Orange food coloring
- Edible Adhesive
- Mix your chocolate cake and bake as directed either by the box or by following your favorite recipe.
- As cupcakes bake, set 24 Oreo cookies aside along with your edible googly eyes.
- Using your edible adhesive, dab the back of the googly eyes and press them onto the Oreos, two per cookie. These will be your bats eyes.
- Separate your additional 12 Oreos in half and remove the cream filling.
- Take a knife and cut each side of the Oreo cookie down the middle to form two half-circles. One Oreo cookie should give you 4 half-circles.
- Let your cupcakes cool while you work on your buttercream frosting.
- Place your butter into a large mixing bowl and mix on medium-high until the butter looks creamy and pale.
- Add half of your sugar into the butter and begin to mix on medium speed until well incorporated (3 minutes roughly).
- Add the remaining sugar and beat until well incorporated (another 3 minutes).
- Add your vanilla and heavy cream and mix until well incorporated. Be sure to stop mixing every 2 minutes and scrape down the sides. If your frosting needs to be thinner, add more heavy cream one tbsp at a time.
- Add about 1 tsp of orange food coloring to your frosting and mix until smooth and even color is achieved. If color is not as vibrant as desired, add more food coloring one tsp at a time.
- Apply your finished frosting to the top of your cupcakes by either using a spatula to smooth the frosting out or a piping bag for a neater look. Make sure the frosting is applied generously as you'll need enough of it to stick your cookies in and hold your bat together.
- Take your Oreo bat heads and stick them into the frosting deep enough that they feel secure.
- Take your Oreo half-circles and stick them into the frosting at an angle on both sides of the whole Oreo cookie you previously placed.
- You should now have really cute bat cupcakes to enjoy this Halloween!