April 11, 2024

Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes

These simple cupcakes are made with our Chocolate Cake Mix and topped with a vegan buttercream frosting. These fun and festive cupcakes can be used for any occasion, but we dressed them up in orange and black.

Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes

Chocolate Halloween Cupcakes

Serves: 12 | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 15 minutes 


Cupcake mix
  • 1 box of Batter Batter Chocolate Cake Mix , follow box directions and bake and allow to cool
Vegan Buttercream
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening such as Spectrum or Nutiva
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp coconut milk
  • food coloring of your choice, we chose an orange organic coloring
  • sprinkles


Mix and bake your cupcakes according the box directions. Allow to cool completely.

Make the frosting by adding the butter, shortening and vanilla to the bowl of a stand mixer.

Blend on medium speed until they are well combined and then add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.

Add the milk 1 tsp at a time until you have your desired consistency.

Add the food coloring and allow it to combine.

Turn off the stand mixer, scrape the sides and continue to mix until it’s fluffy.

Fill and decorate. Fill your piping bag with frosting and frost the cupcakes, decorate as desired.

This recipe was originally tested and adapted from a recipe published by Jennifer Bigler in September 2022. Original photo of food by Jennifer Bigler.