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Spooky Eyes Cupcakes

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Halloween is a time for fun and excitement, and that includes the food! Kids love to see spooky food and cupcakes at Halloween parties. They love the creativity that goes into making them, and they are always excited to try something new. Plus, they just look so darn cute! Whether it’s ghosts made out of marshmallows or cupcakes decorated to look like monster eyes, kids will be sure to enjoy some delicious Halloween treats. And what’s not to love about that?

2 Monster eye cupcakes with a glass on milk

So get into the spirit of things with these frightfully fun ideas. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for those mischievous monsters. They just might be hiding under your bed!

Halloween is a time when people can let their imaginations run wild, and what could be more imaginative than cupcakes that look like spooky monsters’ eyes? These cupcakes are not only fun to make, but they are also delicious. This year, why not try making your own monster-themed cupcakes at home? These cupcakes are easy to make and are sure to be a hit at your next Halloween party. Follow these simple instructions to create your own batch of spooky cupcakes this Halloween. Making these monster eye cupcakes and some kids Halloween party drinks will be the talking point of your Halloween party

What You’ll Need to make these Spooky Monster Eyes Cupcake

Lime Monster Eye Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Cupcake Ingredients:

Frosting Ingredients:

How to make the Spooky Eyes Cupcakes

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or line a standard 12-cavity muffin tin.

In a large mixing bowl filled with the cake mix, add in the water, oil, and egg whites. Using a hand or stand mixer, mix on medium until well mixed. 

Evenly divide the batter into 2 bowls. Add the lime jello to one bowl, and in the 2nd bowl, leave uncolored.

Alternate layering the batter into the muffin tin, first with the green and then with the white, until each cavity is about 2/3 full.

Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Directions For Frosting:

In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer, cream the butter, and beat until light and fluffy.

Slowly mix in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time until creamy and peaks form. Add 1-3 tablespoons of the vanilla coffee creamer in between the powdered sugar as needed.

**Add 1-3 drops of the orange food color to the frosting, do a drop at a time to get the desired orange you want. The brighter the orange the better. Add frosting into the large, prepared piping bag. 

Frost your cupcakes and garnish with candy monster eyes if desired and enjoy!

3 spooky eye cupcakes on a white plate

Makes 24 cupcakes.

*Depending on the strength of lime flavor you want. 3 ounces/2 for minimal flavor and 6 ounces/2 for a stronger lime flavor.

**Depending on the shade you want to achieve

Recipe notes and tips:

While the recipe is straightforward, it is always nice to have a few different tips and suggestions to make things easier. So here are some of the recipe notes and tips to help you out:

  • If you want to make these cupcakes from scratch, you can use any white cake recipe that you like. Just be sure to add in the jello powder when you mix the batter.
  • You can also use a store-bought white cake mix if you are short on time. Just be sure to follow the package directions and add in the jello powder when directed.
  • If you want a more vibrant green color, you can use gel food coloring instead of liquid. Just a few drops will do the trick.
  • These cupcakes are best enjoyed the day they are made. However, they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
  • If you want to make these cupcakes ahead of time, you can freeze them unfrosted for up to 3 months. Just be sure to thaw them completely before frosting and serving.
  • You can use any type of frosting that you like on these cupcakes. If you are short on time, store-bought frosting will work just fine
2 spooky eye cupcakes on a white plate with a glass of milk

Variations to try:

Like with many recipes there will always be variations to try. Here are a few suggestions.

If you want a stronger lime flavor, you can use 6 ounces/2 of lime jello powder instead of 3 ounces/2.

  • For a more orange color, add in 1-3 drops of gel food coloring until you achieve the desired shade.
  • You could also try using lemon or strawberry jello for a different flavor combination.
  • If you want to make these cupcakes from scratch, you can use any white cake recipe that you like. Just be sure to add in the jello powder when you mix the batter.
  • You could also use a store-bought white cake mix if you are short on time. Just be sure to follow the package directions and add in the jello powder when directed

FAQ’s:

Like with any recipe, there are often questions that need answering. I thought I would share some of the common questions here, but if you have any comments or questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch directly.

Can I make these cupcakes ahead of time?

Yes, you can certainly make these cupcakes ahead of time. They will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days or you can freeze them unfrosted for up to 3 months. Just be sure to thaw them completely before frosting and serving.

What type of frosting should I use?

You can use any type of frosting that you like on these cupcakes. If you are short on time, store-bought frosting will work just fine. However, if you want to make your own, a simple buttercream or cream cheese frosting would be delicious.

Can I use a different flavor of jello?

Yes, you could certainly try using a different flavor of jello. Lemon or strawberry would be delicious. Just be sure to adjust the amount of sugar in the recipe to suit your taste.

Can I use a different type of cake mix?

Yes, if you are short on time you can use a store-bought white cake mix. Just be sure to follow the package directions and add in the jello powder when directed.

spooky eye cupcakes on a white plate with a glass of milk

If you are looking for a fun and festive recipe to make for your next party, look no further than these lime monster eye cupcakes. This easy recipe can be made from scratch or using a store-bought cake mix, making it perfect for any occasion. The jello powder gives the cupcakes a bright green color and delicious lime flavor that everyone will love. So why not try out this recipe today?

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