Our Bewitched Marble Cupcakes for Halloween make a beautiful and colorful Halloween Treat that is easy to create and will make a big impact at your Halloween party.

Closeup of a Bewitched Marble Cupcake sitting on a white serving platter, the cupcake has a bite out of it so you can see the marbling pattern on the inside of the cupcake.

Halloween is the perfect time for a cupcake.  And who doesn’t love a cupcake?  Especially these colorful Bewitched Marble Cupcakes which are gorgeous, very Halloween-y and SO easy to make!  And that is our favorite kind of recipe – one that is both easy to do and make a great visual impact.  There is nothing daunting about this recipe because they are just plain cupcakes that use food coloring to create a uniquely beautiful Halloween Cupcake.  If it is your turn to bring a Halloween Treat to a classroom party or your neighborhood Halloween potluck, give these Bewitched Cupcakes a try!

How to Make the Cupcake Batter

Closeup of three bowls filled with cake batter sitting on a grey surface.

Step 1: First, we made up a box of White Cake Mix according to the directions on the box and split it into three bowls. 

Collage image showing how to tint the cake batter purple, green and chocolate.

Steps 2 & 3: To color the white cake batter we used the Wilton Color Right Food Coloring.  For the purple cake batter, we used 4 drops of pink and 2 drops of blue, and for the bright green cake batter, we used 2 drops of yellow and 2 drops of blue. For the Chocolate batter, we added 2 tablespoons of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder.

How to Create the Marble Cupcakes

Cupcake tin filled with marble cupcake batter surrounded by bowls of purple, chocolate and green cake batter.

Step 4: Prepare your cupcake tin with cupcake liners. We used white so that the multi-color effect of the cupcakes would show through once the cupcakes were baked. Using a small spoon start adding different colors of cake batter into the cupcake liners.  There is no wrong way to do this.  The smaller each spoonful of batter is, the more colorful the finished cupcakes will be.

Let your creativity soar!  We didn’t do any cupcakes the same.  We did try to use a little more chocolate batter in each cupcake than green and purple so that the colors would stand out more.  And we found that the ones where we started with a chocolate layer and ended with a chocolate layer looked like an oreo cookie instead of the pretty and colorful tie-die effect so you might want to stay away from that combination.

Baking Instructions

Collage image showing the Bewitched Marble Cupcakes before they went into the oven and after they come out of the oven.

Step 5:  Bake the cupcakes according to the directions on the box of cake mix that you used.  Check often at the end of the cycle and test for doneness with a wooden toothpick.
Step 6: Here are the Bewitched Cupcakes just out of the oven.  So pretty, even without frosting.

How to Make the Homemade Buttercream Frosting

Collage image showing a bowl of butter cream frosting and the food coloring you will need to tint the frosting purple.

Step 7: To decorate the cake we used our Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe.  So easy to make and super delicious.  You can find all the directions to make it here
Step 8: We colored the Buttercream Frosting Bewitched Purple by using 4 drops of pink and 2 drops of blue Wilton Color Right food coloring.

Closeup of two Bewitched Marble Cupcakes on a white serving platter, one is having the buttercream frosting swirled onto the top.

Step 9: We used a decorating bag and a Wilton 2D Decorating Tip to swirl on the frosting.   Finally, we topped our Bewitched Cupcakes with some homemade sprinkles that match the Purple, Green, and Black colors from the cupcake!  This is super easy to do and really makes your desserts look special!  We have all the directions you’ll need to make your own sprinkles right here.

Closeup of a Bewitched Marble Cupcake, cut in half to show the marbling effect inside.

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Bewitched Marble Cupcakes

Bewitched Marble Cupcakes

Yield 15 - 18 cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes

Our Bewitched Cupcakes for Halloween make a beautiful and colorful Halloween Treat that is easy to create and will make a big impact at your Halloween party.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Made up a box of White Cake Mix according to the directions on the box and split it into three bowls. 
  2. To color the white cake batter we used the Wilton Color Right Food Coloring.  For the purple cake batter, we used 4 drops of pink and 2 drops of blue, and for the bright green cake batter, we used 2 drops of yellow and 2 drops of blue. For the Chocolate batter, we added 2 tablespoons of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder.
  3. Prepare your cupcake tin with cupcake liners. We used white so that the multi-color effect of the cupcakes would show through once the cupcakes were baked. Using a small spoon start adding different colors of cake batter into the cupcake liners.  There is no wrong way to do this.  The smaller each spoonful of batter is, the more colorful the finished cupcakes will be.
  4. Bake the cupcakes according to the directions on the box of cake mix that you used.  Check often at the end of the cycle and test for doneness with a wooden toothpick.
  5. To decorate the cake we used our Best Buttercream Frosting Recipe.  So easy to make and super delicious.  You can find all the directions to make it here
  6. We colored the Buttercream Frosting Bewitched Purple by using 4 drops of pink and 2 drops of blue Wilton Color Right food coloring.
  7. We used a decorating bag and a Wilton 2D Decorating Tip to swirl on the frosting.   Finally, we topped our Bewitched Cupcakes with some homemade sprinkles that match the Purple, Green, and Black colors from the cupcake!  This is super easy to do and really makes your desserts look special! We have all the directions you’ll need to make your own sprinkles right here.

Did you Make this Recipe? Leave a review below, then snap a picture and tag @twosisterscrafting on Instagram so we can see it!