Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes

These Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes are dressed up for Halloween! An easy technique helps you create a festive dessert for the holiday!

EASY Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes | A simple way to make festive Halloween cupcakes

Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes

There are SO many creative Halloween recipes. These yummy mummy cupcakes are super easy. You can even use a box chocolate cake mix to streamline the process even more.

I toyed with piping frosting stripes to make the mummy wrappings, but decided that fondant would be even simpler to decorate each mummy cupcake. Fondant isn’t as tasty as frosting, but I love the way it looks.

I’m all about a low stress decorating technique. If you’re making these for those with discriminating palates, feel free to use my homemade cupcake recipe listed below and pipe or drizzle vanilla buttercream for the mummification process. EASY Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes | A simple way to make festive Halloween cupcakes

My Childhood Halloween!

My Halloween memories are filled with bags of candy, trick or treating with my best friends as well as birthday festivities. My birthday is actually the day before Halloween, but since I grew up in a small college town, our trick or treating schedule was adjusted.

Some wise soul thought that having both wild college students and young children on the streets on All Hallows Eve might not be prudent. We went house to house on the 30th instead of the 31st.

So my birthday ended with eating Tootsie Rolls, Milk Duds, and Milky Way Bars. Not too shabby. I don’t recall my mother making any special treats for Halloween but she, as the artist in the family, could have made some amazing Halloween cupcakes, maybe even Halloween mummy cupcakes. I recommend these easy yummy mummy cupcakes if you want to make a special holiday treat for your kids!EASY Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes | A simple way to make festive Halloween cupcakes

The Halloween Project!

I’ve been with a group of bloggers posting Halloween recipe for the past 3 years. We were all trying to post this week, and here I am the first to go live and it’s Friday! So I will add links and photos of all their amazing holiday recipes as they are posted next week. For now I’ve linked a few from the past for inspiration. And, of course, if you’re looking for an easy peasy idea, keep these mummy Halloween cupcakes in the back of your mind!

Black Velvet Cupcakes

Black Velvet Cupcakes from A Cookie Named Desire

Melting Monster Halloween Punch

Melting Monsters Halloween Punch from The Speckled Palate

Bloody Good Pancakes for Halloween!

Bloody Good Pancakes from Sugar Dish Me

Glow in the Dark Jello Shots | An impressive adult Halloween treat!

Glow in the Dark Jello Shots from Feast + West

EASY Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes | A simple way to make festive Halloween cupcakes

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Chocolate Mummy Cupcakes

Serves 14     adjust servings

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 21 mins
Total Time 51 mins

 

Ingredients

For Cupcakes

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 cup strong coffee
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

To Garnish

  • 1 box of white fondant
  • Powdered sugar
  • A small amount of white frosting (from the grocery store or you can make a paste from powdered sugar and water)
  • Sugar eyes

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Whisk flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt together in small bowl. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg, brown sugar, and white sugar. Whisk in the milk, coffee, and melted butter. Whisk in the dry ingredients. Divide batter into 12 spots in the muffin tins (fill about ¾ full). I usually have enough batter to make 2 more cupcakes.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes (mine took 21 minutes) or till tester inserted in middle of cupcake comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and continue cooling on wire rack.
  4. When cupcakes are cold, remove some of the fondant from the box.
  5. Dust your work surface with powdered sugar, and knead the fondant using the base of your palms. Roll the fondant to about 1/8-inch thickness or less.
  6. Use a biscuit cutter that's about the size of the top of your cupcakes and cut out a round. Roll again just to make the diameter slightly larger than your cupcake top.
  7. Cut strips from the round, then arrange them over the cupcake to resemble a mummy.
  8. Determine where you want the eyes and place a small dab of frosting in two locations as glue. Cover the frosting with the eyes. Repeat with the rest of the cupcakes.

 

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Recipe Notes

Feel free to make cupcakes from a box mix to save time.

Fondant and sugar eyes are available at stores like Michaels and Jo-Ann Fabrics

Cupcake recipe adapted from Ghirardelli.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 cupcake
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 163kcal Calories from fat 68
% Daily Value
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 14g
Protein 2g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Comments

  1. They were supposed to be scary, but I find them so adorable :-))

  2. I love seeing all of the fun Halloween ideas popping up! Your cupcakes are cute Liz, have a great weekend:@)

  3. very cute, Love the video great job!

  4. Adorable! And I love how easy you’ve made it to have such a fun dessert!

  5. What cute little cupcakes you have created Liz, you must have inherited your moms artistic abilities and who doesn’t love chocolate?

  6. These are the cutest cupcakes! I’m so excited for Halloween this year because I think I’ll have trick-or-treaters for the first time in years; I might have to make a batch of these cuties for my neighbor’s children’s treat bags 🙂

  7. Those are so cute and the cupcakes look delicious! Looks like something a craft deficient person like me could do.

  8. Liz, these mummy cupcakes are just super duper cute!!

  9. These are so cute, I love them Liz 😀

  10. These cupcakes are so cute! And I love that they are easy enough for my kid to help me make them!

  11. When I read the title of the post, my first thoughts were that it was for Mom’s, like a sweet treat for moms. Teehee. This makes so much more sense. They are adorable, I love how into Halloween you all get and wish we celebrated in Australia.

  12. I haven’t had enough pumpkin spice lattes for it to already be Halloween!

  13. Kristen Chidsey says:

    Liz, these look just perfect! Your skills are so presice 🙂

  14. Those little eyes poking out are so stinkin’ cute!

  15. I can’t wait to make these mummy cupcakes this month!!!

  16. These are super duper adorbs!

  17. These are so cute Liz and I totally agree with you about fondant. Picky granddaughter will remove the frosting and eat just the cupcake. Chocolate cake is her fave and I’m sure she will want me to make these.

  18. Oh my gosh, these are the cutest, Liz!!! I really need to make these for my kids!

  19. Carolyn Ingram says:

    These are adorable! Perfect for Halloween!

  20. These are absolutely adorable! We just started the Whisk It Wednesday link party and I thought you might be interested in sharing there too! Thanks, Carrie

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