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2 Mini Chocolate Halloween cupcakes on a white background
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Mini Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes

Mini Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes are an easy, delicious dessert for the holiday. These cupcakes are decorated in a simple way to make them festive without being scary. They are perfect for Halloween parties and celebrations.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36 mini cupcakes
Calories: 56kcal



  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a mini cupcake pan with paper liners. You may need to work in batches.
    A mini cupcake pan lined with paper liners
  • Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
    Dry ingredients for cupcakes in a glass bowl
  • Whisk together the sugar, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla in a second large bowl until well blended.
    Wet ingredients for chocolate cupcakes
  • Mix in half of the dry ingredients and half of the buttermilk. Repeat with the remaining dry ingredients and buttermilk until everything is incorporated and well blended.
    Chocolate cupcake batter in a glass bowl
  • Fill each cupcake liner halfway with batter.
    Mini Cupcake Liners filled halfway with chocolate batter
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. For standard size cupcakes, bake 18-20 minutes.
    Baked mini chocolate cupcakes in a mini cupcake pan
  • Let cool before frosting and adding Halloween sprinkles.
    3 Mini Chocolate Halloween cupcakes on a white background



Tips and Techniques

  • Use pure vanilla extract for the best flavor.
  • Spoon the flour into the measuring cup to avoid packing it. If you pack the flour too much, the cupcakes will turn out dry.
  • Store cupcakes without icing tightly covered at room temperature for a day or two, or with/without frosting in the refrigerator for up to seven days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1mini cupcake | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 16IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg