Wicked witch cupcakes for Halloween

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Here’s a wickedly easy cupcake to decorate with your ghouls and goblins!

Tint frosting green to paint a wicked face on chocolate cupcakes. Candy, gum drops and licorice make her eyes, nose and hair. Top it off with an inverted chocolate sugar cone to make a spookily simple witch’s “hat.”

Wicked Witch Cupcakes

Wicked witch cupcakes recipe
  • 1 package (2-layer cake) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 24 chocolate ice cream cones
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 24 chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1 container (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • McCormick Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye
  • Black string licorice, cut into assorted lengths for hair
  • Red candy-coated pieces, for eyes
  • Green gum drops, cut into triangles, for nose

Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla.

Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.

Dip open end of each ice cream cone into melted chocolate. Attach to chocolate wafer cookies to make the witch’s hat. Let stand 30 minutes to allow chocolate to harden.

Tint frosting green with 1/2 teaspoon green food color. Frost cupcakes. Place witch’s hat on each cupcake. Use candy-coated pieces for the eyes and gum drops, cut into triangles, for the nose. Cut string licorice into assorted lengths for the hair.

Makes 24 cupcakes

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