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Halloween Frankenstein Cupcake Cake

Impress the kids and whip up this super easy Halloween cupcake pull-apart cake shaped to look like Frankenstein’s monster! It is such a fun idea for a holiday party or just for a fun family activity

A Frankenstein cupcake cake on a cookie sheet

Last year when I was making the Harry Potter themed cupcakes I started dreaming of other ideas for cupcakes and cakes I could make.  I envisioned simple Halloween cakes and cupcakes you could make to sell at a school harvest carnival or for a church cake walk.  This week I finally get to share some of those ideas with you!

This Frankenstein cupcake cake was so incredibly easy to put together that it would be so simple to make for a fun family activity. 

We enjoyed making this cake and then ding dong ditching it to a family friend (or boo-ing them if you would like)!  If the family has younger children you could add my Five Little Jack O Lantern’s Printables as well.

Ingredients

  • Pre-baked cupcakes, flavor your choice
  • black or chocolate frosting
  • green frosting
  • orange Twizzlers
  • Wilton large candy eyes
  • Oreo cookie
  • Brach’s candy corn

Substitutions

The orange Twizzlers were leftover from the Harry Potter spider cupcakes but you could easily substitute orange frosting or the classic red Twizzlers instead so those would be easier to find.

I found the Brach’s green candy corns at my local JoAnn’s but again you could swap those out for the traditional orange ones.

How to make this

circles showing how to arrange cupcakes for the cake base
  1. First, arrange 9 cupcakes into a 3 by 3 grid for Frankenstein’s face and then place 2 cupcakes on the bottom for his neck.
  2. Then, cover the entire cake with green frosting.
  3. Begin decorating the cake by adding frosting hair, candy eyes, Twizzler eyebrows, the Oreo nose, candy corn teeth, and additional frosting stitches and scars.
Labeled picture detailing the different features of the cake

Tips and Tricks

  • Squeeze the cupcakes together as best as you can and continue to push them together when frosting.  They will tend to spread out as you add the frosting so give them a little push back to get them back where you would like them.
  • If you would like you could use black sprinkles for the hair instead of frosting.  Then the frosting and the stitches would be more distinct.  
  • Note: the candy will quickly get soggy on the cake so it is best eaten on the first day.  If you do keep it till the next day, remove the candy before eating.

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Recipe

A Frankenstein cupcake cake on a cookie sheet

Halloween Frankenstein Cupcake Cake

Impress the kids and whip up this super easy Halloween cupcake pull-apart cake shaped to look like Frankenstein's monster! It is such a fun idea for a holiday party or just for a fun family activity.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 11 servings
Calories: 367kcal
Author: Jade Jones

Ingredients

  • 11 Pre-baked cupcakes flavor your choice
  • 1/3 cup chocolate frosting or black
  • 2 cups green frosting
  • 2 orange Twizzlers
  • 2 Wilton large candy eyes
  • 1 Oreo cookie
  • 12 Brach’s candy corn

Instructions

  • First, arrange 9 cupcakes into a 3 by 3 grid for Frankenstein’s face and then place 2 cupcakes on the bottom for his neck.
  • Then, cover the entire cake with green frosting. Squeeze the cupcakes together as best as you can and continue to push them together when frosting.  They will tend to spread out as you add the frosting so give them a little push back to get them back where you would like them.
  • Begin decorating the cake by adding frosting hair, candy eyes, Twizzler eyebrows, the Oreo nose, candy corn teeth, and additional frosting stitches and scars.

Notes

Substitutions
The orange Twizzlers were leftover from the Harry Potter spider cupcakes but you could easily substitute orange frosting or the classic red Twizzlers instead so those would be easier to find.
I found the Brach’s green candy corns at my local JoAnn’s but again you could swap those out for the traditional orange ones.
If you would like you could use black sprinkles for the hair instead of frosting.  Then the frosting and the stitches would be more distinct.  
Note: the candy will quickly get soggy on the cake so it is best eaten on the first day.  If you do keep it till the next day, remove the candy before eating.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 240mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This cake is so cute and was something I could make without being a professional baker! My kids absolutely adored it and it tasted good too!

  2. 5 stars
    So clever! These were a big hit! Not only are they faster than decorating each individual cupcake, the kids loved taking a piece of Frankenstein’s face to eat. Ya, creepy! 🙂 There was even a cupcake for me since it only takes 11 cupcakes.

  3. 5 stars
    This is such a cute idea! I made this for a Halloween party for my kids, and they couldn’t stop talking about how much they liked it!

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