Though candy of all kinds abounds on Halloween, no party would be complete without a baked treat to mark the occasion. Which is why Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting really hit the spot.
Talk about a simple recipe! Spice cake mix gets lovingly doctored up with pumpkin puree, shredded carrot and raisins, and the result is pure deliciousness
And the frosting is an easy, yummy cream cheese concoction that comes together quickly and can be either piped on or spread on the cupcakes.
But of course, the fun is in the decorating. We got a little carried away and tried all kinds of combinations and irresistible toppings. From Reese’s Pieces to autumn-themed sprinkles to orange sugar crystals and candy corn, there are so many options to fit the theme. There’s even this piped frosting ghost with mini chocolate chips for its eyes and mouth.
Oh, and these other ghosts and pumpkins on top are Peeps! (You could always just pipe on your frosting and add one as the crowning touch.)
And what could be a better choice for baking Halloween cupcakes than Spice Polka Dot muffin pans? You’re just going to love these Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, and have a great time making them and eating them.