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Chocolate Devil Cupcakes

Chocolate Devil Cupcakes

These Chocolate Devil Cupcakes are the perfect thing to celebrate Halloween. Super easy to prepare using a chocolate cake box mix, we decorate these treats with cute little devil horns on red buttercream frosting. These cupcakes are a devilish good time and tons of fun to make with the kids this Halloween!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, cupcakes, halloween
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 422kcal


  • Chocolate cake box mix + all the ingredients indicated on the box to make cupcakes**
  • 1 stick butter approx. ½ cup, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp red gel food coloring
  • 4 oz. black fondant


  • Prepare cupcakes according to the mix’s directions. Bake and allow to cool completely before decorating.
  • In a large bowl, add butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder and milk. Use an electric mixer to beat until completely combined and smooth.
  • Add red food coloring to the buttercream mixture and beat until completely tinted.
  • Scoop red buttercream into a piping bag with round Wilton icing tip #12. Frost each cupcake.
  • Divide the black fondant into ¾ inch spheres - you will need 24 of them.
  • Shape each sphere into a cylinder, about 1 inch long and ½ an inch wide.
  • Point one end of each fondant cylinder and then give it a curve upwards.
  • Place two black fondant shapes on each cupcake - these will act as the devil horns. You will want the pointy side always sticking out of the cupcake.
    Chocolate Devil Cupcakes