Vampire Cupcakes for Halloween

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vampire cupcakes for Halloween

You don't need to be a fabulous cake decorator to make adorable, professional-looking Halloween cupcakes. In fact, these Vampire Cupcakes are so easy, you could probably do them with your eyes closed (although maybe keep your eyes open just in case). There's cherry-pie filling inside, which dribbles out for a dramatic bloody effect. You can make vanilla cupcakes like the photo here, but I think dark chocolate and cherries is a more perfect combination.

Vampire Cupcakes


For cake

  • 1 box dark chocolate cake mix
  • 1 can cherry pie filling

For frosting

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract
  • 3.5 cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk


1. Make cake mix according to directions on package.

2. Fill cupcake tins 1/4-full with cupcake batter. Spoon 1-2 tablespoons cherry pie filling on top of batter. (Reserve a couple tablespoons for decoration.)

3. Cover with remaining batter.

4. Bake according to directions on box.

5. Meanwhile, make frosting: Cream butter, salt, and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy. Add sugar gradually, beating after each addition. Add 3 tablespoons milk, beating until smooth. Beat in more milk until desired spreading consistency is reached.

6. Frost cupcakes.

7. Dip a toothpick into some cherry pie filling leftover from cupcakes, and poke two fang-holes in the frosting on one side of the cupcake. To make even more "bloody," dribble extra filling from the holes if desired.


Image via little blue hen/Flickr

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Wish2Be Wish2Be

I love the vampire cupcakes !

Euphoric Euphoric

I think I may make these for a Halloween party I'm attending! :)

Karen... Karens_mommy

Is it just me, or in the picture it looks like white cake batter was used and not dark chocolate?

Bknot... Bknotnobody

Anyone else think it's weird that it looks like those cupcakes aren't dark chocolate, but like a plain/vanilla or whatever kind of cake mix instead?

ceciliam ceciliam


ambtr... ambtrav2kids

apparently a couple people dont know how to read the first paragraph... also, if you want to diss on the idea then dont comment and skip over it. how hard is that??

I Love this idea!!

nonmember avatar Nadia

So cute! I will definitely try this recipe, so long as my baby doesn't come before Halloween! :)

Lulu_B Lulu_B

This is a super idea!! I will probably make cream cheese frosting, though!

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