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Witch Cauldron Cupcakes are the perfect fun and spooky Halloween Cupcake! This easy cupcake recipe is easy to make from scratch or semi-homemade and they even have a surprise inside!

chocolate cupcake with green frosting with spooky sprinkles to look like cauldrons

Easy Halloween Cupcake Decoration

When I was young my mom’s favorite Halloween costume was a witch. She’d paint her face green and wear a big hat and cackle to all the kids that came to the door. She has the BEST witch cackle I’ve ever heard – and whenever I look at these cupcakes, I remember Halloween at home with her.

These are the EASIEST but most fun Halloween Cupcakes to make: they look like Witches Cauldrons! The black cupcake liner is the cauldron, with the green frosting bubbling out full of all the things witches love: eyes, bats, bugs and skeletons!

Wilton products used to make cauldron cupcakes

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chocolate cupcake with green frosting with spooky sprinkles to look like cauldrons

Perfect Cupcakes Recipe

Now when it comes to the actual cupcakes themselves, you can use ANY kind you like, but I think that chocolate cupcakes are perfect for Witches Cauldrons because they’re dark like a cauldron would be.

You can use any mix for the cupcakes or make my perfect Chocolate Cake recipe into 24 cupcakes. If you need more than 24, you can use my Favorite Chocolate Cupcake recipe that makes just over 30.

How to frost Witch Cupcakes

Now you could make yourself a batch of my vanilla buttercream but I went the semi-homemade route for these cupcakes.

To frost 24 cupcakes I recommend 2-3 smaller cans of their icing (if you’re shopping in a store) or grab one of the large 4 pound tubs if you’re ordering online, and use about half to three-quarters of it.

Disposable piping bags are one of my favorite kitchen tools and I always have boxes of them in my baking pantry. To prepare for frosting, fit your piping bag with a coupler and tip. To achieve the kind of piled look I did for my cupcakes I recommend a #12 tip, but you can use any you like.

To get the NEON GREEN frosting for my Halloween Cupcakes I used 3 drops of blue and 25 drops of yellow. Having an exact ratio like that makes it foolproof for whipping up more frosting if you run out, and it makes it easy to get the color you want.

Surprise Inside Cupcakes

Instead of just frosting the outside of the cupcake I wanted to make them have a little extra witch-y surprise inside so I made them into Piñata Cupcakes!

A surprise inside piñata cupcake is when you have sprinkles inside the cupcake so they sprinkle out when you eat it. it’s really easy to do after the cupcakes have cooled.

Just cut a small bit of the top of the cupcake out. Then fill the cupcake with your favorite sprinkles. I used one of Wilton’s Halloween Sprinkle mixes (the bat sprinkle mix) because it fit my color palette (and I used them on the outside as well), but you can use ANY color or mix they have.

How to Frost Cauldron Cupcakes

Then place the top of the cupcake back on the cupcake (you may need to cut off some of what you pulled out so it fits) and frost as desired.

Once you have your cupcakes filled with sprinkles and your frosting made, it’s time to frost and decorate your cupcakes!

I frosted them with a high pile of the frosting so they look like a cauldron bubbling up. The neon green color really pops! Here’s how I get my frosting nice and high:

  1. Pipe a small bit in the center of the cupcake
  2. Swirl around that and use the center spot to build it high

For a finishing touch I used some of the Wilton Sparkle Gel to add some depth and glitter to the frosting.

chocolate cupcake with green frosting cut open to show sprinkles inside

Favorite Decors

I used lots of different fun sprinkles and candy to decorate my Cauldron Cupcakes.

Tip From Dorothy

Expert Tip

  • Use extra cupcake liners to hold your sprinkles. I don’t like reaching into the jar because my hands get sticky, so I pour some sprinkles into cupcake liners. It makes for easy cleanup too!
chocolate cupcake with green frosting with spooky sprinkles to look like cauldrons

Cauldron Cupcakes Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Make easy Halloween Cupcakes for your little witches with these Cauldron Cupcakes – a chocolate cupcake with green frosting decorated with spooky sprinkles.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Yield 24 cupcakes
Serving Size 1 cupcake


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  • Prepare your frosting: stir together frosting with blue and yellow food coloring. Place in a piping bag fit with a Wilton #12 tip.
  • Make surprise inside cupcakes: cut a small portion out of the top of each cupcake. Fill with sprinkles and replace as much of the cut out piece as you can.
  • Frost cupcakes with a nice amount of frosting.
  • Decoration: add sparkle gel as desired. Add candy eyes and other Halloween sprinkles to decorate your cauldron.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Serve room temperature.

Recipe Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 154kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Cauldron Cupcakes are a fun and easy creative Halloween Cupcake for kids! The easy decoration is done with green frosting and lots of different sprinkles to look like a witch cauldron, perfect for a spooky celebration.

This post was sponsored in 2020 by Wilton to showcase some of my favorite products, and all opinions are my own. They have some of my favorite sprinkles to use in all my recipes, especially for Halloween.

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Last Updated on September 29, 2023

Dorothy Kern

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