Witch Hat Cupcakes Recipe

Kristan Roland | Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

Witch Hat Cupcakes capture the essence of Halloween in a cupcake. Your guests will love the chocolate shortbread witches hats.

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Every year I look forward to Halloween. It’s a holiday that revolves around make-up and candy, so it couldn’t be more perfect. If only I could find someone to stay up late watching scary movies with me, I’d have it made!

Growing up, I always wanted to be a witch for Halloween. I’m really not sure why, because I was always super girly and very well behaved. But maybe that’s the reason why – I saw it as an opportunity to be someone completely different than normal.

Witch Hat Cupcakes Picture

I love to make Halloween treats and it seems like I find inspiration everywhere. There are so many fun colors and characters and candies to work with. But I always end up looking back to the Halloweens of my childhood. Things just aren’t like they used to be, are they? I remember trick-or-treating for HOURS until my bag was bursting at the seams. One year, my bag was so full of candy it actually DID bust right open all over the sidewalk.

These days, I am hard pressed to find a handful of open houses on any street on Halloween. So many people are on the go that not many stay home to pass out candy anymore. If my son fills half of his bag after hours of trick-or-treating, we consider it a success. It’s kind of a bummer because that leaves less candy for me to steal. And all parents know that after bedtime candy stealing is one of the best parts of the entire holiday!

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For this particular cupcake, I was inspired by the hats from my witch costumes when I was a kid. These are so cute and incredibly easy to put together! Feel free to decorate the hats, if you feel like going all out, or just leave them plain. Green cupcakes would be so cute with these hats, too! Just color white cake batter with a bit of green food coloring and you’re all set.

We just love Kristan's seasonal cupcakes! Try her apple pie cupcakes and pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting to make a Fall party amazing.

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Witch Hat Cupcakes Recipe

    24 Servings



  1. Fill a piping bag fitted with a large, round piping tip with chocolate frosting. Alternately, you can use a large re-sealable bag with a corner snipped off.
  2. Pipe a small blob of frosting in the center of each cupcake. Press a cookie, chocolate side up, into the frosting.
  3. Pipe the frosting into a cone shape in the center of each cookie.


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Author: Kristan Roland
Recipe Yields: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 72
Calories 260

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g
  Saturated Fat 2g
Sodium 167mg
Total Carbohydrate 41g
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 25g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kristan Roland

About Kristan

Kristan is known for her candy creations and hilarity on Confessions of a Cookbook Queen. We know where her true genius is, though: fanciful fanatical cupcake and cake creations!

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