5 from 2 votes
Close up image of a Black Cat Cupcake for Halloween
Black Cat Cupcakes
Work Time
45 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

Black Cat Cupcakes are chocolatey from bottom to top. They are festive and easy to decorate; you can never go wrong with a cute black cat!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: black cat cupcakes, cupcakes, halloween
Yield: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 832 kcal
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 8- oz pkg cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa sifted
  • 1 lb 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 to 4 tbsp milk
  1. Fit a piping bag with a #4 plain tip and fill with ¼ cup frosting; set aside. To make eyes, cut an 1/8-inch-thick slice off the larger end of each gumdrop; add a small piece of licorice lace to the cut side of each slice. For ears, cut chocolate coating dots into triangle shapes with a paring knife. Cut licorice laces into 1 ½-to-2-inch lengths for whiskers.
  2. Frost cupcakes; coat generously with chocolate sprinkles. Insert ears into the icing of each cupcake, add whiskers and eyes and pipe a frosting nose.
Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. In a mixing bowl beat butter and cream cheese together until creamy, about 2 min. Sir in cocoa. Add sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing well. Beat in vanilla and milk and stir until smooth. Can be refrigerated up to one week; bring to room temperature and stir before using.

Recipe Notes

Using a cake mix or store-bought cupcakes makes this an easy and fun project for kids.

Nutrition Facts
Black Cat Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 832 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Fat 44g68%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 221mg10%
Potassium 290mg8%
Carbohydrates 113g38%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 95g106%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 660IU13%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.