Halloween Brownie Cupcakes

 We put a Halloween twist on one of our favorite cupcakes.  We love our Valentine’s Day Neapolitan Cupcakes, so turning them into a Halloween dessert added a spooky twist to our family party!  The kids loved these bright orange cupcakes with a brownie bottom.  You will love our buttercream frosting.  These cute cupcakes are a must for your Halloween party!

Serves: 22

Halloween Brownie Cupcakes

A delicious cupcake with a brownie bottom. These are topped off with delicious buttercream frosting.

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 18.4 ounces brownie mix, I used Pillsbury chocolate fudge for a 9 x 13 pan
  • 2/3 cup oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 15.25 ounces vanilla cake mix, I used Betty Crocker
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • orange food coloring (about 10 - 15 drops)
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles (optional for topping)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake tin with paper cupcake liners.
  2. Mix brownie mix according to package directions. With the Pillsbury brand brownie mix, blend together brownie mix, vegetable oil, water, and eggs. Stir together just until incorporated. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl combine the vanilla cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs. Mix on low speed until blended. Then stir in your food coloring.
  4. Fill cupcake liners 1/3 of the way with brownie batter. I was able to fill about 22 cupcakes.
  5. Then carefully spoon orange cake batter on top of the brownie batter to fill muffin cups 2/3 full. (I had leftover cake batter) You can make regular cupcakes with the extra cake batter if you want.
  6. Bake for about 15 to 20 minutes. Just until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed. Remove from pan and cool completely.
  7. Frosting:
  8. In a large mixing bowl cream together the butter, shortening and vanilla. Then add in milk and powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Mix together until light and fluffy. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and add sprinkles to the top.



9867 cal


457 g


1460 g


57 g
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