I received products from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.
Pumpkins, trick or treat, and scary masks are the influence behind my Michael Meyer’s Pumpkin Cupcakes. A pumpkin spice cupcake, stuffed with caramel, topped with a vanilla butter, and Michael’s signature weapon. As Dr. Loomis said of the king of Halloween horror- “He came home”.
This is my last post for Halloween Treats Week and I needed to end with the ultimate classic, Halloween. Michael Meyers is a fixture in Halloween horror, and these cupcakes are the perfect way to bring a little fear to dessert.
I remember the first time I saw Halloween, and I can still hear the creepy and catchy music. Halloween is my favorite spooky Halloween movie. I love the little details of it, and the little jumps that get us prepped for the grand finale. The mystery behind the man is what makes the movies so intriguing t me, and make me excited for a Halloween marathon in October.
These cupcakes are delicious, as well as spooky. I use a simple shortcut with a boxed spice cake, but I add pumpkin to the mix for a seasonal treat- and who could forget that giant pumpkin in Halloween. After baking, I stuff these cupcakes with a little caramel from Lite House. I top with a vanilla butter cream- which I use Adam’s Vanilla Extract. Dixie Crystals sugar, sprinkle black jimmies from Sweets and Treats. I finally finish it with a Michael’s signature knife from Wilton!Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
- Spooky Halloween Snack Board from Big Bear’s Wife
- Caramel Swirl Silly Pumpkin Cupcakes from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Pumpkin Cake Pops from 4 Sons R Us
- Decorated Halloween Shortbread Cookies from Pastry Chef Online
- Gluten Free Jack o Lantern Fruit Pizza from Frugal & Fit
- Michael Meyers Pumpkin Cupcakes from Cheese Curd In Paradise
- Frankenstein Fingers from Jen Around the World
- Candy Corn Sprinkle Cookies from Daily Dish Recipes
- Bloody Candy Apple Milkshake from Sweet Beginnings
- Candy Corn Moonshine Martini from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Pumpkin Pie Minis with Brown Sugar Whipped Cream and Trick-or-Treat Sprinkles from Nancie’s Table
- Monster Cake Pops from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Halloween Layer Cake from The Redhead Baker
- Maple Mummy Oatmeal Cookie Cream Pies from Sweet ReciPEAs
- Hocus Pocus Cauldron Fondue from For the Love of Food
- Eyeball Halloween Cupcakes from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Caramel Chocolate Green Monster Cupcakes from I am a Honey Bee
What are your favorite Halloween traditions? Do you carve pumpkins? Horror movie bingefest? Trick or Treat? Pumpkin Patch? Haunted House? I love all of the different traditions and malarkey that Halloween brings!
Looking for more delicious Halloween offerings?!
Michael Meyer’s Pumpkin Cupcakes
- 15.25 oz box super moist spice cake mix
- 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 3 eggs
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup caramel for dipping or topping
- Candy Knives
For Butter Cream
- 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
- 6-7 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4-1/3 cup whole milk
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
Place 24 cupcake liners into a 24 dozen muffin tin. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, mix cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, and oil till smooth.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin tin so it is about 3/4 the way up the tin.
Bake 15-17 minutes. Test with a toothpick. When inserted into the center the toothpick should only have a few crumbs.
Cool completely before frosting.
For Butter Cream:
While cakes cool, mix and confectioners' sugar together with a stand electric mixer. Mix in vanilla extract and beat until smooth. Add milk by the tablespoon, blending well after each addition, until it reaches spreading consistency. If you need to use more milk please add slowly.
Once cakes are cool, cut a small portion of cake in the middle. Place about a teaspoon of caramel in the center.
Place frosting in a pipping bag and frost the cupcakes.
Add black or red sprinkles and place candy knives on the cupcakes.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”For the 2nd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 41 fantastically talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 160 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we’re sharing!
Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!Scroll down to take a look!
Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away a “Dinner and Dessert Set” – ONE 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, a Pyrex mixing bowl set plus some fun Dixie Crystals items like a Dixie Crystal Apron and Cookbook!
Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Peppermint, 1.5oz Almond, 1 bottle vanilla cinnamon sugar, 1 bottle pumpkin pie spice
Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Texturra 7-Piece Bakeware Set
Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away a large baking box of goodies! Sweets and Treats will send one lucky winner a large assortment of sprinkles and lines and other samples of their products!
Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a set of Holiday Treat Decorations (1 Gummy Assortment, 1 Marshmallow Snowman, 1 Toy Solider and 1 Gingerbread Men)
Prize #6Prize # 6– Litehouseis giving away the following: 1 Litehouse® Honeycrisp Apple Cider, 1 Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel & 1 Litehouse® Chocolate Dip, Snack Packs a Rafflecopter giveaway
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 7th – October 13th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.