The spooky season will be upon us soon and we love making snacks and treats for the holiday. It’s a great time of year to go wild with decorations and this is also the case when it comes to Halloween snacks.
Cupcakes are favorites all year round and they’re the perfect base for cute Halloween designs.
Many cupcakes aren’t suitable for vegans, however, so it can be tricky to find the best Halloween cupcakes if you’re following a vegan diet.
In this article, we have collected the best vegan Halloween cupcakes. We have 10 ideas that are perfect for the spooky season and kids and adults alike are sure to love them.
Let’s get started!
1. Black, Bleeding Vegan Halloween Cupcakes
If you want to make a statement with your vegan Halloween cupcakes, then these pitch black cupcakes will definitely do that!
Once bitten into, the cupcakes ‘bleed’ with raspberry jam so they look spooky but taste great!
The cupcakes are actually regular vanilla cupcakes but they’re made jet black with the addition of activated charcoal, which might sound scary but is perfectly safe to eat.
Once you’ve made and cooled your cupcakes you can top them with frosting and Halloween decorations.
2. Devil’s Food Chocolate Skull Cupcakes
These chocolate cupcakes are rich and delicious and definitely for chocolate lovers!
The cupcakes use Dutch processed cocoa powder for a dark chocolate taste and look and this is added to by the inclusion of a tablespoon of coffee granules.
The chocolatey taste is reduced slightly by a delicious blackberry filling and this is a fruit that always matches perfectly with chocolate.
The finished cupcakes are then topped with both a chocolate frosting and a blackberry and chocolate garnish. You can add some chocolate skulls for the finishing touches.
3. Ghosts, Monsters, And Bats Vegan Halloween Cupcakes
We’re cheating a little with this next recipe as it is three ideas in one. The basic cupcake recipe remains the same and will make some delicious and light vegan chocolate cupcakes that are topped with vegan vanilla frosting.
Once you’ve mastered how to make the cupcakes, you can choose how to decorate them. The recipe offers directions for monsters, ghosts, and bats, and you will need the right food coloring and decorations to make each one.
4. Halloween Spider Cupcakes
Even those that are afraid of spiders are sure to love these cute cupcakes!
The base cupcake is a vegan chocolate cake that has some chia seeds in it for some extra flavor and texture. The cupcakes are then iced with a vegan vanilla buttercream.
The spiders themselves are easy to make as well as being fun! You’ll need some mini-Oreos for the bodies and candy eyes to complete the face. The legs are simply black writing icing that has been piped onto the buttercream.
5. Halloween Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
This cupcake recipe is not only vegan but somehow, it is also sugar-free! So, you can eat these cupcakes without quite as much guilt.
The recipe uses unsweetened cocoa powder and sugar-free granulated sugar but you can substitute these if you need some sugar in your cupcakes.
The frosting is also sugar-free and when treated with a few drops of violet food coloring gel, you’ll get a delicious and spooky purple frosting.
The combination of the purple vanilla frosting and the black chocolate cupcakes just screams Halloween.
6. Mummy Cupcakes
Mummies are one of the most popular Halloween monsters and these cupcakes take the mummy motif and make it delicious.
The cupcakes themselves are chocolate cupcakes and use Dutch processed cocoa powder for a rich chocolate taste.
The mummy wrappings are made by piping vegan buttercream frosting across the top of the cupcakes.
The recipe uses store-bought frosting but you could easily make your own if you prefer. A couple of drops of icing make the base for the eyes and chocolate chips finish the effect.
7. Pumpkin Coffee Vegan Halloween Cupcakes
Pumpkins are a big favorite at Halloween. Whether it’s using them as decorations around the house and in the yard or as fillings for delicious pies, there are always pumpkins around at Halloween.
These cupcakes have a very rich flavor thanks to the inclusion of unsweetened cocoa powder, pumpkin pie spice, and two cups of decaf coffee in the mixture.
The frosting adds even more pumpkin flavor as it uses canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.
8. Spooky Halloween Cupcakes
This is another recipe that combines one cupcake recipe with several different decoration ideas. The cupcakes are your basic vegan vanilla cupcakes and the frosting is also vegan.
The recipe includes instructions on how to make four different Hallwoeen decorations, which are spiderwebs, spiders, mummies, and monsters.
If you have the time, you can make an interesting and varied platter of Halloween cupcakes!
9. Tombstone Cupcakes For Halloween
We love the tombstone decorations on these cupcakes! The tombstones are vegan gingerbread which has been iced and decorated to look like a tombstone.
If you have the time and the artistic skills to make these, they’re bound to be a hit at Halloween.
10. Vegan Halloween Cupcake Monsters
These cupcakes are a little unusual compared to the others on the list because they use fruit to make the decorations.
The monster eyes are green grapes and when combined with the purple frosting, this gives these cupcakes a really monstrous look.
We love the use of the grapes and that the purple frosting uses sweet potato to get that vivid color.
In this article, we listed the 10 best vegan Halloween cupcakes for the spooky season.
Although all of the recipes are vegan, there is a wide variety of different cupcake flavors included so whether you love chocolate or a lighter cupcake, there is sure to be something for you.
We also chose many fun Halloween decorations that are sure to make your cupcakes look scary despite tasting delicious.
We hope that you enjoy making these cupcakes and have a happy Halloween.
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