DIY Halloween Bat Cupcakes

Looking for a quick and simple treat for Halloween?  These adorable Halloween Bat Cupcakes are great for home parties, school class treats, or even to surprise the kids on Halloween night.  In just a few short steps, you can turn an ordinary cupcake into a friendly bat.


Gather your Halloween Bat Cupcake supplies. You can make your cupcakes from a box mix or the below homemade cake mix. Your frosting can be homemade or store bought, as well.


Halloween Bat Cupcakes Supplies

  • Chocolate Cupcakes
  • Round Chocolate Cookies
  • Edible Candy Eyes
  • Frosting – color of choice

Homemade Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cup of flour
  • 1 2/3 cup of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of butter, softened to room temperature
  • 2/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup of water
  • 1 1/4 cup of baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 large eggs

Preheat the oven to 350 degree and line your cupcake tin with Halloween cupcake liners. Combine the cupcake ingredients, mixing well. Fill each cupcake about 3/4 full. Bake for 20-23 minutes.

Once you have your cupcakes baked and cooled completely, apply your icing to the top.


For the bat wings you will want to break your chocolate cookies in half. You need half circles to make the wings look proportionate.

If you use sandwich cookies like shown, you will want to pry the cookie apart and use a knife to scrape off the filling.


Once you place your cookie wings in the frosting, standing up as shown, it is time to add the eyes. You can find edible eyes candy in the baking aisle of most grocery stores.  Add the eyes to the front of your cupcake. Gently press into place and the icing will hold them on.

Halloween Bat Cupcakes


Now they are ready to serve! Wasn’t that simple and aren’t they cute? Your kids will enjoy eating the delicious little bats this Halloween.

Which color frosting will you use on your Halloween bat cupcakes?


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