Halloween Cupcake!



Okay, time to come clean.


I am not good at baking! (Gasp!)

While I could skirt around less complicated recipes for baking, I was never good at ambitious projects in the kitchen with my baking skills. I  manage to make cookies and bread without incidents somehow and even with that, I must tread lightly. So, you could imagine, baking a cake, that too a cupcake is a distant dream for me…well, it remained as a dream until recently!

While looking around for goodies to make for this Halloween, I happened to come across a recipe (or rather devise one tailored to my level) which appeared to be quite easy to execute. I was so tempted to try my hand at the cupcake in question even though the ingredients I was supposed to be using to bake this were totally under the risk of to be thrown out quite possibly as a result of a failed mission.

But a risk taker that I was all my life, I went ahead with my cupcake adventure…and I am so glad that I did not let my ‘baking phobia’ to get ahead of me with my Halloween Cupcake project.

Because, for the first time in life, I succeeded in baking a cupcake of my own! I was so pleased with the results that I wanted to share it with all of you. And I hope you will find this Halloween Cupcake as yummy and fab looking as I thought it did 


Halloween Cupcakes


Ingredients for the Halloween Cupcake!


2 cups Flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla


Ingredients for Frosting


2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons butter, softened

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla




Preheat oven to 375F.

Line muffin cups – set aside.

Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat eggs in, one at a time. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Add milk. Beat well. Stir in vanilla. Divide evenly among liners and bake for about 16 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to cool completely before frosting.

For frosting, beat all ingredients with electric mixer until light and fluffy.


 Enjoy this awesome sauce of Halloween Cupcake everyone ! Happy Halloween! 





  1. You’re certainly not alone. I’m no good at baking or doing anything cooking related either but I do like to try. This looks yummy but not sure if I would try the frosting. I would much rather buy it to be on the safe side. Pinning. 🙂

    1. Glad to find a kindred spirit here, thank you 🙂 Yes, you could make this without frosting too since the cake itself is delish! I hope you try it and thanks for pinning 🙂

  2. For not being what you call a baker, those cupcakes turned out great looking. Maybe you have found your niche! I like the cany corn cupcake papers.

    1. Its quite delish..I was very intimidated in the beginning to try it out, just because it was a cupcake and all that.. lol..but it turned out to be so easy. A must try for all 🙂

  3. Those are super cute, and they look super easy for being homemade. I must confess I am not a terrible baker, but I have never made a cake or frosting from scratch. I am going to have to try to make these

    1. Same here Renee.. never tried baking a cake before… If I could get this right, I am sure anyone else could.. 🙂

  4. For someone that is not good at baking, you certainly did a great job! I could reach out and lick the screen. 🙂 I love easy to make recipes.

    1. haha Thanks Pam! You must make this for Halloween 🙂 It will be a hit among all the trick or treaters 🙂

  5. What?!! I don’t believe that you are not good at baking. That cupcake looks like perfection. This looks delicious – thanks for including the recipe. I need all the help that I can get in the kitchen!

  6. This looks so good! It’s 9am and I want to eat it for breakfast! 🙂
    PS, love the name of your blog, My mom passed away when I was 14 so I had 2 boys without the help of a mommy. 🙂

    1. Thanks for stopping by Nicole.. glad that you liked the name of my blog- there was some thought involved in coming up with the name and I am glad that I picked ‘A Momless Mom’- No other name could identify me better than this one…I hope you give this cupcake a go in your kitchen 🙂

  7. Looks yummy! I used to be a terrible baker, but after many years of baking for my kids’ parties, schools etc., I’m now pretty good! Keep it up! (Stopping by from SITS!)

    1. Thanks for stopping by Suzanne! I haven’t done much of Baking yet, may be that’s why I still suck at it.. but if given time, I guess I can pass with reasonable grades… lol

  8. i have to admit that frosting looks so thick and decident! and its not even cream cheese frosting!! im so making a bunch of these for our halloween party!!

    1. Yumm!! I am glad you checked out my cupcake recipe and thinking of using it for your party 🙂 Have fun and happy Halloween! 🙂

  9. Love Halloween and LOVE cupcakes. My favorite is a chocolate cupcake with a rich buttercream or vanilla frosting.

  10. i need to start using a bag to put on frosting because it makes it look that much better instead of trying to put it on with a knife or anything else.

  11. My family would love these, they look delicious! I never wanted to bake because I was always scared of messing things up, but I had to make a cake for a friend and it was pretty good and since then I have become really good at baking. I love the holidays because I get to show off, LOL!

  12. am gonna make these cupcakes with my grandkids for Halloween they will just love them and we can have fun while doing it.

  13. Good for you, I know it felt good when you baked your cupcakes, now you can keep expanding your baking adventures, just follow your recipes and the more you bake the easier it will be and one day you will know them by heart, I love this recipe, very good

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