Ghostly Cupcakes: A Spectacular Halloween Sweet

Amidst the eerie ambiance of Halloween, a parade of ghostly figures atop sweet treats is a sight to behold! The Ghostly Cupcakes are not only a visual delight but also a heavenly taste sensation, making them a perfect last-minute dessert to enchant your Halloween guests.

Photo of a tray filled with Ghostly Cupcakes perfect for a Halloween treat. The cupcakes have a rich chocolate base, and they are topped with a swirl


  • 1 batch of vanilla cupcakes (store-bought or homemade)
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Black decorating gel or mini chocolate chips for eyes


  1. Preparing the Cupcakes:
    • Bake a batch of vanilla cupcakes according to the package or recipe instructions.
    • Allow the cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack before proceeding.
  2. Making the Meringue Frosting:
    • Combine egg whites and sugar in a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, whisking constantly until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture is warm to touch.
    • Remove the bowl from heat, and using an electric mixer, whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form and the meringue is glossy, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Creating the Ghostly Figures:
    • Transfer the meringue frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.
    • Pipe tall swirls of meringue frosting onto each cupcake to resemble ghostly figures.
  4. Adding the Eyes:
    • Use black decorating gel or place mini chocolate chips to create eyes on each ghost.
  5. Serving:
    • Serve the Ghostly Cupcakes immediately, or store them in an airtight container in a cool, dry place until ready to serve.

The Ghostly Cupcakes are a ghostly gathering’s dream dessert. With their whimsical appearance and sweet, fluffy meringue, they are bound to vanish off the plates in no time! The simplicity of this dessert allows for a last-minute preparation that results in a spectacular spooky display, making your Halloween celebration both fun and flavorful. So, let these ghostly figures haunt the dessert table and bewitch the taste buds of all who dare to indulge!

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