Monster Cupcakes

Monster Cupcakes

Total Time:
38 mins
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
18 mins
24 servings
Dish Size:
Muffin pan
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October 27, 2016


  • 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 3 sticks butter, soft
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 colors food coloring
  • 1/4 cup candy eyes


  1. Line your temp-tations muffin pan with colorful foil cupcake liners.  Set aside.
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package instructions.
  3. Fill each liner 2/3 full with batter.  Bake according to box instructions.  You may need to bake these in several batches.
  4. Set aside to cool completely before adding frosting.
  5. For the frosting, place the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Blend on high until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  6. Add in vanilla and mix well.
  7. Add in powdered sugar and half of the cream.  Blend on low until the sugar is fully incorporated then increase the speed to high for 1 minute, adding more cream as necessary to get a smooth, but thick consistency.  Add in more cream if needed.
  8. Separate the frosting into 4 bowls.  Dye each bowl a different color.
  9. Pipe frosting in a swirl pattern onto the tops of the cooled cupcakes using a piping bag and large round tip.
  10. Sprinkle candy eyes around the tops and sides.
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