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Wicked Witch Cupcakes

The cutest Halloween treat around
Wicked Witch Cupcakes
Photo courtesy of McCormick

Halloween is coming! These cupcakes are a wickedly easy treat to make with your ghouls and goblins.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick

Ready in
50 m
30 m
(prepare time)
20 m
(cook time)


For easier measurement, 1/4 teaspoon Food Color = 20 to 25 drops


  • 1 package (2-layer cake) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 Teaspoon McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 24 chocolate ice cream cones
  • 4 Ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, melted
  • 24 chocolate wafer cookies
  • 1 container (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • McCormick® Assorted Food Color & Egg Dye
  • Black string licorice, cut into assorted lengths for hair
  • Red candy-coated pieces, for eyes
  • Green gum drops, cut into triangles, for nose


Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla.

Bake as directed on package for cupcakes.

Cool cupcakes on wire rack.

Dip open end of each ice cream cone into melted chocolate.

Attach to chocolate wafer cookies to make the witch’s hat.

Let stand 30 minutes to allow chocolate to harden.

Tint frosting green with 1/2 teaspoon green food color.

Frost cupcakes.

Place witch’s hat on each cupcake.

Use candy-coated pieces for the eyes and gum drops, cut into triangles, for the nose.

Cut string licorice into assorted lengths for the hair.