The Witch Is In: Halloween Cauldron Cupcakes!

Witch's Cauldron Cupcakes

 With Halloween on the horizon,

 it seemed timely to pull out my cauldron and practice my

 spell making with a batch of Chocolate Cauldron Cupcakes!

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Fitting too since October 18th is National Chocolate Cupcake Day. . .

I’m happy to celebrate any kind of cupcake day!

{insert *cackle* here}

I like to use a doctored cake mix for quick & easy spelling for cupcakes.

I used a Betty Crocker Super Moist Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix for the cupcakes, substituting buttermilk for the water, 4 eggs instead of 3, and the same amount of oil called for in the mix.

Follow the box directions for mixing and baking, allowing the cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

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Twizzlers Chocolate Twists form the handles of the cauldron cupcakes. Bend and insert them in your cupcake, they’re just the right size, no cutting or spelling required! Make sure not to put them too close to the edge of your cupcakes to prevent the cupcake from breaking.

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I tried to insert them after frosting the top, before adding the sprinkles, but I had better more luck placing them prior to frosting to prevent breaking the cupcake. I used the pretzel sticks, aka cauldron stirrers, to help spread the frosting close to the edges of the cupcakes and around the Twizzler/cauldron handles. I found the Chocolate Twizzlers at Target, a short broom ride away.

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This witch likes Pillsbury canned frosting, but if the idea of canned frosting makes your black teeth ache, use your favorite frosting recipe. I used a vanilla frosting tinted with green food coloring for a bubbling cauldron hue.

Little witches will enjoy custom blending their cauldron cupcakes with sprinkles and nonpareils for a fun Halloween activity and treat!

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I hope these cauldron cupcakes make you

Happier than a Witch in a Broom Factory <|: >)

Halloween Witch's Cauldron Cupcakes

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  15 comments for “The Witch Is In: Halloween Cauldron Cupcakes!

  1. October 18, 2014 at 6:27 am

    This recipe is almost like the black magic cake I make except easier! Hoping to find the Hershey twisslers! Cute decorations

  2. October 18, 2014 at 6:58 am

    “a short broom ride away”…Hahahaha! I love them!
    I didn’t even know it was Nat. Cupcake day.
    These would be darling to take to my quilt guild’s meeting on the 28th. I was asked to bring cookies but I think these would go over much better!
    Thanks SO much for sharing your *wicked* talents, Mary

  3. October 18, 2014 at 11:02 am

    National Cupcake Day ~ I’ll fly right over. Always a lot of fun and tasty treats at your lakeside abode.

  4. October 18, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Too fun Mary! That hand cupcake holder is just the neatest find and I love me some chocolate Twizzlers:@)

  5. October 18, 2014 at 3:45 pm

    They look devilishly good!

  6. October 18, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    They are adorable. I would LOVE to make them for my Granddaughter but she can not have cupcakes. That much sugar and she is like she is on CRACK! It is crazy! However, the adults could enjoy them after she is in bed (insert cackle here:):):)

  7. October 18, 2014 at 8:31 pm

    Another fun idea, Mary, that you’ve shared! How cute are those cauldrons?? Oh my gosh, and I’ve never had chocolate twizzlers!! My grands would be happy decorating those and I like canned frosting, too…easy and good!

  8. October 18, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    So very cute…and I must have been living under a rock as I had no idea that Twizzlers came in chocolate!!!…Just love the cupcakes and of course the always magnificent presentation!!

  9. bj
    October 18, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    the cutest things ever…

  10. October 19, 2014 at 2:26 am

    These are awesome Mary! I must try these…I can just hop on my broom and fly over to target for the Twizzlers! 😀🎃👻

  11. October 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    So clever….

  12. October 19, 2014 at 9:28 pm

    ha! yes, I am happier than a witch in a broom factory viewing these cauldron cupcakes! Who knew twizzlers came in chocolate, [I swear Target has everything!] So bewitching and cute Mary, and such helpful tips for our baking success!
    heeheeeheeeheee~
    Jenna

  13. October 20, 2014 at 11:06 am

    Adorable! Cute cupcakes and your presentation is so lovely. I like to use canned frosting too, but I always add some additional powdered sugar to firm up my frosting.

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