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Halloween Cupcakes

Halloween is here and these mini pumpkin Halloween cupcakes are definitely a treat.

We’ve used Nana Ling’s cupcake recipe and added some buttercream icing along with our marzipan model creations.

My kids are Halloween crazy and loved baking these and then creating some Halloween-themed marzipan models to add the final spooky touch to our cupcakes.

Halloween Cupcakes

Marzipan modelling

We bought a couple of blocks of marzipan from the baking section of our supermarket. We then divided it up and used food colouring – and a little kneading – to make the coloured marzipan. We turned to Google for some Halloween inspiration and then started creating our Halloween bits and pieces.

I went with some mini pumpkins, while the girls were keen to get a little more scary with ZOMBIES!

Halloween marzipan models mini pumpkins
Halloween MArzipan model zombie

Nana Ling’s cupcake recipe

Keep scrolling for the tested and tweaked version.

halloween cupcakes
Halloween Cupcakes mini pumpkins

Halloween Cupcakes

Cute pumpkin-themed cupcakes for Halloween.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: halloween cupcakes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 2178kcal


  • 30 grams butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups SR flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Add one egg at a time and beat.
  • Mix in sifted flour and baking powder.
  • Mix in milk then beat again for a minute.
  • Pour into cupcake tins and cook for 12 minutes at 170 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Allow to cool and decorate with your favourite buttercream icing.
  • See above for decorating inspiration using marzipan modelling.


Calories: 2178kcal | Carbohydrates: 405g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 416mg | Sodium: 455mg | Potassium: 1115mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 213g | Vitamin A: 1620IU | Calcium: 536mg | Iron: 13mg
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