Purple Eyed Monster Halloween Cupcake Recipe for Kids

Need a fun Halloween food ideas for a party? These purple eyed monster cupcakes are easy & cute! Check them out & grab the recipe!

Looking for a clever and fun Halloween dessert for kids? You need to try out this Purple Eyed Monster cupcake recipe! They’re not only tasty, but they’re so cool to look at! You could even design a whole spooky decor theme around them for your costume party! The best part: they’re actually pretty easy to make! I usually run away screaming when I see more than a handful of ingredients, but if you can mix and stir, you can whip up these awesome cupcakes. Let’s check out how to make them. Don’t forget to print the recipe card below for later!

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Purple Eyed Monster Halloween Cupcake Recipe

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Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 C Flour
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 1 C Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 C Whole Milk
  • 1/2 C Oil
  • 1 C Boiling Water
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter

Directions:

  • Combine 1 C of the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter and mix.
  • Line the cupcake tins with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Scoop a tablespoon of the graham cracker crumbs into the cupcake liner. Set aside
  • Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, and oil.
  • Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
  • Mix all together until fully incorporated.
  • Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
  • Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.
  • The batter may be a little runny.
  • Scoop batter into cupcake lined cups until 3/4s filled.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Purple Vanilla frosting:

Ingredients:

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 3 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 2-3 drops of purple food coloring
  • 2 containers of sparkly green gel (Found at Michaels or any craft store)
  • 1 container of edible large eyes.

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients except the food coloring, gel, and eyes.
  • Mix on medium speed until frosting doesn’t fall off a spoon.
  • Add in the food coloring.
  • Place into a piping bag with a star tip and frost onto cooled cupcake.
  • Using the Gel, squeeze some onto the top tip of the cupcake and make it look like a dripping look.
  • Randomly place eyes onto the cupcake, staying clear of the green gel.

Need a fun Halloween dessert for kids? These purple eyed monster cupcakes are easy & cute! Check them out!

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Purple Eyed Monster Halloween Cupcake Recipe
Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 C Flour
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 1 C Cocoa
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
  • 1 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
  • 1 TSP Salt
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 C Whole Milk
  • 1/2 C Oil
  • 1 C Boiling Water
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter
  • Purple Vanilla frosting:
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter
  • 3 C powder sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 2-3 drops of purple food coloring
  • 2 containers of sparkly green gel (Fo
Instructions
  1. Combine 1 C of the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter and mix.
  2. Line the cupcake tins with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Scoop a tablespoon of the graham cracker crumbs into the cupcake liner. Set aside
  4. Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
  5. In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, and oil.
  6. Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
  7. Mix all together until fully incorporated.
  8. Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
  9. Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.
  10. The batter may be a little runny.
  11. Scoop batter into cupcake lined cups until 3/4s filled.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
  13. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  14. Frosting Directions:
  15. Combine all ingredients except the food coloring, gel, and eyes.
  16. Mix on medium speed until frosting doesn't fall off a spoon.
  17. Add in the food coloring.
  18. Place into a piping bag with a star tip and frost onto cooled cupcake.
  19. Using the Gel, squeeze some onto the top tip of the cupcake and make it look like a dripping look.
  20. Randomly place eyes onto the cupcake, staying clear of the green gel.

Need more fun Halloween food ideas? Check out these Yummy Pumpkin-Shaped Halloween Cookies!

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Another one of my favorites is our Halloween Monster bento box. It’s the perfect lunch for the season, don’t you think?

Looking for a fun Halloween lunch for kids to send with them on the last school day of October? This Monster Bento Lunch Box idea is super fun yet healthy.

Do you have any favorite Halloween dessert recipes for kids? Share in the comments!

20 thoughts on “Purple Eyed Monster Halloween Cupcake Recipe for Kids”

  1. Jo-Ann Brightman

    These cupcakes are so cute. Kids would love the way they look. They also would probably want to help make them.

  2. These are totally cute! I like how simple they are to make too.

    Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors at 12 AM EST on Friday.

  3. These are going to be perfect for my kids class party. I will have to do a trial run this weekend. I hope mine turn out as cool as yours.


  4. Oh, those look delicious and roar-worthy for Halloween. I love it. I’ve been looking for something to make for my nieces and nephews. They’re still at that age that they appreciate this kind of stuff. 🙂


  5. OMG those are the cutest cupcakes EVER! We are planning a pumpkin carving party next month and I was trying to think of some cute and creative Halloween snacks–I will definitely be making these cute cupcakes!

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