Spooky Devil's Horn Cupcake Recipe - Unique Gifter

Spooky Devil’s Horn Cupcake Recipe

Add a delightful taste of evil with this adorable and perfectly spooky spin on the classic devil’s food cake! These devil cupcakes make for an excellent thematic snack, dessert or Halloween party cupcake recipe that will spark some evil this season. Whether you’re a baking beginner or seasoned vet, you’ll find something to love in this hauntingly simple cupcake recipe that really takes the cake! Check out what goes into our spooky devil’s horn cupcake recipe below.

Devil Cupcakes: Easy Halloween Cupcake Recipe

Whip up a batch of these this Halloween for a fun cupcake decorating night, or a delicious treat that will bring a little mischief to your office potluck! The chocolate cupcakes pair wonderfully with the luscious icing and devilishly adorable fondant horns. Find out how to make them for yourself with our recipe and ingredients list down below! 

devil's horn cupcake recipe fondant devil horns sprinkles

Here, it’s all about the decorations. The combination of red icing and devil’s food cake cupcakes set the stage for the drop-dead adorable fondant horns. If you’re new to working with fondant, don’t sweat it! It’s super forgiving and easy to experiment with forming and shaping baking decorations. While you can make it yourself, we’ve found it’s a whole lot easier to grab a small container from the grocery store, or craft supplies store. 

One of a Kind Halloween Chocolate Cupcakes 

These cupcakes are seriously tasty enough to raise the dead this Halloween! Plus, they probably make great use of a lot of the baking supplies and decorations you’ve already got hanging around. Make sure you leave a comment below to tell us how yours turned out!

 

More Halloween Baking Inspiration: 

  • Add a cheese cream or chocolate fudge filling for an added surprise! 
  • Fashion some pipe cleaner pitchforks!
  • Serve them on a red velvet colored tray. 
  • Add some sparklers to make a grand, devilish entrance. 

spooky red chocolate cupcakes on a white plate

Spooky Devil’s Horn Cupcake Recipe

Makes 14 cupcakes
Prep time for cupcakes: 20 minutes
Bake time for cupcakes : 21 minutes

 

Prepared Time:

Decorating time per cupcake: 25 minutes
Total time : 66 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Devil Fondant Horns
  • 1 – 4.4 oz Black Fondant – can be found at Michaels Craft Store, Walmart, or Hobby
  • Lobby
  • Toothpicks
  • 1 C Powdered sugar

Directions:

  1. Pinch off about 2 teaspoon of black fondant and roll into a ball
  2. Dust your hands with powdered sugar and mold the black fondant ball into a cylinder
  3. Make 1 end pointed and curve it into an upwards position
  4. Carefully push a toothpick about 2in into the thicker side of the horn
  5. Set aside onto a cookie sheet, fitted with a silicone mat, and leave out on the counter
    overnight

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 1 box of Triple Chocolate cake mix
  • 1 ¼ C of whole milk
  • ½ C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 3 large eggs

Vanilla frosting

  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 5 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Red gel food coloring

  • Large piping bag with star tip
  • 1 medium cookie scoop

Devil inspired sprinkles

  • 1 – 2 oz package of Purple sprinkle mix
  • 1 – 2 oz package of Red sprinkle mix
  • 1 – 2 oz package of Orange sprinkle mix
  • 1 – 2 oz package of Black sprinkle mix

devil horn cupcake sprinkles top down view

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with liners
  2. Using a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, milk, butter and eggs until combined
    and smooth
  3. Beat in a good amount of black gel food coloring to create a black colored cupcake
  4. Fill the cupcake liners ¾ way full
  5. Bake in the oven for 21 minutes
  6. Allow to cool completely

Frosting directions

  1. Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, powdered sugar,
    vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until combined, smooth and holds a peak.
  2. Beat in about 5-7 drops of red gel food coloring. Continue to mix until fully combined.
  3. Mix in a few more drops of red food coloring until you achieve a blood red frosting
  4. Scoop about 2 C of the red frosting into the piping bag
  5. Combine the sprinkles into a large bowl
  6. Using the remaining red frosting in the main mixing bowl, scoop some frosting onto the
    top of a cupcake
  7. Using a flat angled spatula, smooth the top of the frosting evenly
  8. Carefully dip the frosting into the sprinkles and coat entire frosting layer
  9. Using the piping bag, pipe a decent size dollop in the center of the frosting
  10. Carefully pick up the devil horns on the sides of the cupcakes
    Enjoy!

Spooky Devil's Horn Cupcake Recipe

Spooky Devil's Horn Cupcake Recipe on white plate
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 21 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • Devil Fondant Horns
  • 1 - 4.4 oz Black Fondant - can be found at Michaels Craft Store, Walmart, or Hobby
  • Lobby
  • Toothpicks
  • 1 C Powdered sugar

Instructions

Pinch off about 2 teaspoon of black fondant and roll into a ball
Dust your hands with powdered sugar and mold the black fondant ball into a cylinder
Make 1 end pointed and curve it into an upwards position
Carefully push a toothpick about 2in into the thicker side of the horn
Set aside onto a cookie sheet, fitted with a silicone mat, and leave out on the counter
overnight

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

1 box of Triple Chocolate cake mix
1 ¼ C of whole milk
½ C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
3 large eggs

Vanilla frosting

2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
5 C powdered sugar
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
6 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Red gel food coloring

Large piping bag with star tip
1 medium cookie scoop

Devil inspired sprinkles

1 - 2 oz package of Purple sprinkle mix
1 - 2 oz package of Red sprinkle mix
1 - 2 oz package of Orange sprinkle mix
1 - 2 oz package of Black sprinkle mix

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with liners
Using a large bowl, beat together the cake mix, milk, butter and eggs until combined
and smooth
Beat in a good amount of black gel food coloring to create a black colored cupcake
Fill the cupcake liners ¾ way full
Bake in the oven for 21 minutes
Allow to cool completely

Frosting directions

Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, powdered sugar,
vanilla, and heavy whipping cream until combined, smooth and holds a peak
Beat in about 5-7 drops of red gel food coloring. Continue to mix until fully combined.
Mix in a few more drops of red food coloring until you achieve a blood red frosting
Scoop about 2 C of the red frosting into the piping bag
Combine the sprinkles into a large bowl
Using the remaining red frosting in the main mixing bowl, scoop some frosting onto the
top of a cupcake
Using a flat angled spatula, smooth the top of the frosting evenly
Carefully dip the frosting into the sprinkles and coat entire frosting layer
Using the piping bag, pipe a decent size dollop in the center of the frosting
Carefully pick up the devil horns on the sides of the cupcakes
Enjoy!

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