Purple Monster Cupcakes with hairy purple buttercream icing and candy eyes are a must-make!
Chocolate cupcakes are covered in delicious purple icing, that is made to look like hair that will be the star of any party!
While Purple Monster Cupcakes are usually served at parties, this particular recipe is so fun and easy to make, you’ll enjoy it year-round!
In fact, this particular Purple Monster Cupcake recipe is so darn good you won’t want to frost chocolate cupcakes any other way.
In a little under an hour, you’ll have hairy, fun, purple chocolate cupcakes ready to enjoy!
Who loves marshmallows?! I know I do. These cupcakes have hidden marshmallows underneath its buttercream fur.
Every bite is absolutely worth it! These homemade Halloween cupcakes would be a huge hit at any Halloween party this year!
These were a huge hit with my family and friends, just like these Mummy Celery Sticks I made.
I am getting incredibly excited for Halloween.
I am eager to make all of my homemade treats.
The best part of baking is having your family appreciate your efforts. My kids are always my #1 fans.
When they saw these Purple Monster Cupcakes, they talked about how cute they were and most importantly, how delicious they tasted. Worth it! All of the work was worth it!
HOW TO MAKE PURPLE MONSTER CUPCAKES
Butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk are transformed into a yummy buttercream icing and then dyed purple.
Chocolate cupcakes are generously covered in a delicious purple frosting that looks like cute purple hair with multiple candy eyes to create a fun snack the whole family will enjoy!
Are you ready to get started?
You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.
KITCHEN TOOLS YOU MAY NEED
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- Offset spatula
- Measuring Spoons – I LOVE my set of these!
- Stand mixer or hand mixer with a bowl
- Cutting Board
- Wilton tip #233
- Piping Bag
PURPLE MONSTER CUPCAKE INGREDIENTS
This effortless Purple Monster Cupcake recipe uses easy to find ingredients to create a fun snack your family will love.
All you need is:
- chocolate cupcakes
- confectioners’ sugar
- violet gel food coloring
- candy eyes
PURPLE MONSTER CUPCAKE INSTRUCTIONS
First, ensure that your cupcakes are cool so that you can start decorating.
Never decorate a hot or warm cupcake because the icing will melt.
Start by making your buttercream: in a stand mixer, start beating butter, sugar and milk on medium speed, gradually increasing it to high.
Add a couple of drops of violet gel food coloring and mix until completely tinted.
With an offset spatula, spread some buttercream on top of each cupcake. If you don’t have an offset spatula use a regular knife.
Next, cut each marshmallow into 3 pieces. Place 2 or 3 on top of each iced cupcake.
The marshmallows are there to create some “hills and valleys”.
Scoop the remaining buttercream into a piping bag and use Wilton tip #233 to frost each cupcake, being sure to cover it completely.
Place 2-4 eyes on each cupcake. In a little under an hour, you’ll have a furry, purple monster cupcake!
PURPLE MONSTER CUPCAKE TIPS AND QUESTIONS
If you’ve never made Purple Monster Cupcakes, don’t worry!
Below are some common questions and helpful tips.
Hopefully, this will answer any questions you may have.
If not, feel free to ask in the comments and I’ll answer the best I can.
HOW LONG DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO MAKE PURPLE MONSTER CUPCAKES?
I love using store-bought chocolate cupcakes because it makes this recipe take less time.
This Purple Monster Cupcake recipe takes approximately 44 minutes. TOTAL.
- About 10 minutes to create the buttercream icing
- Close to 12 minutes to spread the icing on all of the cupcakes
- Around 5 minutes to cut your marshmallows into small pieces
- 12 minutes to add the “hair” onto the purple monster cupcakes
- 5 minutes to add silly eyes
If you were to bake your own cupcakes you would need to add at least 30 minutes plus cooling time to this recipe.
CAN I USE A DIFFERENT COLOR OF ICING?
Yes, you can use any color of icing you want.
My favorite color is of course, purple.
Blue or green would look amazing too!
WHAT GOES WELL WITH PURPLE MONSTER CUPCAKES?
Purple Monster Cupcakes go well with a wide variety of snacks.
Some of my personal favorites include:
- Oreo Mummy Treats
- Glowing Eyeball Cupcakes
- Silly Monster Pretzels
- Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes
HOW DO I STORE PURPLE MONSTER CUPCAKES?
You can store the cupcakes in an airtight container in a cool place or in your refrigerator.
You can also freeze the cupcakes for up to 3 months.
WHAT ELSE CAN I ADD TO THIS PURPLE MONSTER CUPCAKE RECIPE?
This simple purple monster cupcake recipe not only tastes great, but it’s also incredibly versatile.
Try adding candy lips, using frosting to create ears, adding smarties to the icing so the monsters have spots. YUM!
PURPLE MONSTER CUPCAKES RECIPE
- 12 chocolate cupcakes
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 3-4 tbsp milk
- Violet gel food coloring
- 4 marshmallows
- 25-30 candy eyes
- Ensure that your cupcakes are cool so that you can start decorating.
- Start by making your buttercream: in a stand mixer, start beating butter, sugar and milk on medium speed, gradually increasing it to high. Add a couple of drops of violet gel food coloring and mix until completely tinted.
- With an offset spatula, spread some buttercream on top of each cupcake.
- Cut your marshmallows into small pieces. Place 2 or 3 on top of each iced cupcake.
- Scoop the remaining buttercream into a piping bag and use Wilton tip #233 to frost each cupcake, being sure to cover it completely (the marshmallows are there to create some “hills and valleys”).
- Place 2-4 eyes on each cupcake and enjoy your new, furry, purple monster!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 0gSugar: 35gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family does!
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