These devilish red velvet Halloween cupcakes are topped with red icing and fondant devil horns for an easy to make Halloween treat that looks great and tastes delicious!
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 18minutes
Decorating Time 30minutes
Total Time 1hour8minutes
Author Wanda Simone
1 mixer and mixing bowl
2 12-cup muffin pans
24 cupcake liners
Piping bag with a large round tip
1boxDuncan Hines Red Velvet Cake Mix
116-oz canReady-made Icing
Americolor Super Red Gel Food Coloring
1small containerReady-made black fondant
* these amounts may vary depending on the brand of cake mix you are using. Follow the instructions on the box.
Make the cake
Make the red velvet cake mix following the directions on the box. For Duncan Hines, use a mixer to combine 1 cup water, 3 eggs and ⅓ cup vegetable oil with the cake mix. Other cake mixes may have different amounts of each ingredient, so be sure to check the instructions on the box.
Insert the cupcake liners into the cupcake pans.
Fill the liners about ⅔ full with cake mix.
Bake at the temperature and amount of time specified in the cake mix instructions (usually between 16 and 18 minutes).
Allow the cupcakes to cool completely.
Make the icing
Put the icing in a bowl.
Mix in the red food coloring a little bit at a time until it looks red.
Decorate the cupcakes
Use a large round piping tip with a piping bag to pipe the red icing onto the cupcakes.
To make the horns, take a small piece (about 1/8 teaspoon) of the black fondant and roll it into the horn shape with points on both ends. Stick 2 horns into the icing on either side of the cupcake
The amount of vegetable oil and eggs you need may vary depending on the brand of cake mix you use. If they are different, follow the instructions on the box.
The brand of food coloring that you use will make a big difference in how red the icing will be.