Witch's Hat Cupcakes


Rich Devil's Food Cupcakes topped with colored buttercream and a cute witch's hat on top.

Makes 12 witch's hat cupcakes


Things you'll need

  • 1/2 cup + 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened dark cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup warm milk
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • Americna buttercream
  • Food color gel: orange, green, purple
  • 6 chocolate sandwich cookies, Oreos
  • 12 chocolate drops, Hershey's Kisses
  • Black cupcake liners
  • Piping tips: three #825 stars

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line the muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, dark cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted coconut oil and sugar until combined. Add the egg and vanilla extract, whisk until combined.
  4. Add the warm milk, whisk until combined. 
  5. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet mixture, do not overmix.
  6. Add the hot water, mix until smooth.
  7. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes. 

Time to Decorate!

  1. Split the buttercream into 3 bowls, tint them purple, orange and green. Scoop each of them into a piping bag fitted with a #825 tip.
  2. Witch Hats: Scrape filling out of the Oreos.
  3. Pipe a small amount of buttercream on top of an Oreo and press a Hershey's kiss on top. 
  4. Using the piping bags with the tips, pipe a rosette on the top of each cupcake.
  5. Place the witch hat on top.



Written By Rosanna Pansino

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