These easy pumpkin cupcakes are perfect for a fall or Halloween party. Made with a boxed cake mix and decorated to look like pumpkins, they are quick and easy to make.
Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes for Halloween
*Makes approximately 24 cupcakes
- 1 box of chocolate cake mix + box ingredients
- 1 tub of white frosting
- Orange gel food colouring
- Pretzel sticks (24)
- Wilton candy leaves (24)
- Cupcake liners (24)
- Shish kabob skewer
* If chocolate’s not your favourite, feel free to use any flavour of boxed cake mix or your favourite homemade cake recipe.
Preheat the oven according to the cake mix directions.
Combine cake mix ingredients.
Line (2) 12 count muffin tins with cupcake liners.
Fill each muffin well 1/2 way with cupcake batter.
Bake according to package directions.
Remove from the oven and let the cupcakes cool completely prior to decorating.
Scoop the white frosting into a dish and add several drops of orange gel food coloring. Stir to combine.
(Depending on how ‘orange’ you want your frosting, you may want to continue adding drops to make the frosting more orange in color.)
Generously frost each cupcake with orange frosting.
Use a shish kabob skewer to gently post a hole in the side of the cupcake (near the top) and then insert 1 pretzel stick so that it looks like the pumpkin’s stem.
Give each cupcake a Wilton leaf.
Need more Halloween cupcake ideas?