Thursday 14 October 2021

Ghost cupcakes for Halloween - Recipe!

Summer is long gone and now we're heading towards Halloween. She shops have been filling up with Halloween goodies but we always like to make some of our own especially with half term always being around Halloween. A few years ago we made shortbread witch fingers but this year I was sent this recipe as a suggestion to try, Ghost Cupcakes!

Ghost cupcakes

These are a brilliant addition to your Halloween party which would look fantastic on any table. Made with only 10 ingredients, these chocolate cupcakes topped with fondant icing and marshmallow ghosts are a crowd pleaser!

Makes 15 cupcakes


175g self-raising flour
150g granulated sugar
50g cocoa powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
150ml vegetable or sunflower oil
150ml milk
2 eggs
100g dark chocolate
15 marshmallows
White fondant icing


Microwavable mixing bowl
Cupcake/muffin tray lined with cases
Rolling pin
Round cutter or tumbler


Preheat the oven to 160°C (fan).

In the mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda with the whisk before adding in the oil, milk and eggs. Whisk until a smooth batter is achieved.

Divide the batter evenly between 15 cupcake/muffin cases and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until risen and springy to touch. Allow to cool completely.

Wash the original mixing bowl and use it to melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments (being careful not to burn it). Dip the base of each marshmallow in the melted chocolate and affix one on top of each cupcake. Pop in the fridge/freezer for a few minutes to set.

Roll out the fondant and cut out rounds (approx. 10cm). Drape the rounds over the marshmallows on top of the cupcakes to form ghost shapes.

Dip one end of the toothpick in the melted chocolate and use to dot two eyes on each ghost and enjoy!

You could cheat a little any buy ready made cupcakes or even use a packet cake mix if you are short on time.

Will you be doing any baking for Halloween?


  1. They look way too cute to eat! Not much of a baker but we tend to make biscuits shaped like pumpkins, ghosts etc - nice and easy and something the kids love doing :) x

  2. Aw, these are adorable! They would soon be gobbled up in our house, hehe. xx

  3. These look great, and are probably simple enough for us to manage as well! We don't eat marshmallows (vegetarians) but I'm sure I could figure out a decent alternative :-) x