Bloody Eyeball Cupcake Recipe for Halloween

I have a great recipe that I wanted to share for the upcoming Halloween season. Bloody Eyeball Cupcakes! They are so scary yet delicious! If you are looking for a Halloween recipe to scare and delight your kids and guests then this one is for you! I included cupcake ingredients but you can just use store bought if you want to and add the design on top. Same goes for the homemade frosting ingredients. Make sure you check out my other recipes and have fun making this Bloody Eyeball Cupcake Recipe!

Cupcake Ingredients:
1 3/4 C flour
2 C sugar
1 C dark cocoa
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 C whole milk
1/2 C oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 C boiling water

Frosting Ingredients:
1 C of unsalted butter (softened)
4 C powder sugar
4 TBSP heavy whipping cream

Royal icing ingredients:
2 egg whites
1 C powder sugar
½ tsp cream of tartar
Gel food coloring, red, black, green and orange
1 roll wax paper

Let’s start baking these bloody eyeball cupcakes:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Next line each cupcake tin with paper liners. Begin mixing the flour, sugar, dark cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt together in a bowl.
In a second bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla. Pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Begin to beat all of the ingredients together for three minutes on medium. After these ingredients are mixed slowly begin to add the boiling water, a little amount at the beginning, stirring as you add, then pour the remaining boiling water in. This may cause the batter to be a little runny but that is okay. Now scoop the batter into the lined cupcake tins until about 3/4rds filled. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes. Remove the cupcakes from the oven allowing them to cool for 10 minutes. Finally, remove each cupcake from the pan placing them on a wire rack to completely cool.

On to the frosting:
Cream powder sugar and butter until mixture is light and creamy. If for some reason it doesn’t cream you can add a few drops of heavy whipping cream until it creams.
Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by getting a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down to see if the frosting stays on the spoon or falls off. If it stays on the spoon, you’re in good shape if not, add more powder sugar 1/4 cup at a time and mix well.
Once frosting is ready, you can place it into a pastry bag with a large tip (we used a 13-inch tip)
Twist the open end of the pastry bag and push the frosting to the top and frost the cupcake edges inward to the center of the cupcake.

And now the royal icing:
Combine all ingredients except food coloring in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. If icing isn’t still enough, you’ll want to add 1/4 cup powder sugar until stiff.
Divide the icing equally into four bowls. Add several drops of each of the food coloring into each of the bowls mixing well. Spoon each of the different colored icings into individual piping bags using a #2 tip.

On to making those eyes:
Lay out the wax paper on a cookie sheet. Tape down the sides so they don’t roll up. Starting with either the green or orange icing begin making the eyes, either round circles or egg shaped. Allow to dry for several minutes then with the black icing make an eyeball in the circle of each of your orange or green eyes. Set aside to harden. Test after a couple of hours to make sure that they are fully dried. If not allow them to set overnight.
With the piping bag filled with red icing begin making the bloodshot lines on the cupcake.
You can follow the example on the picture of the cupcakes. Allow to dry before adding the dried eyes to the center of each cupcake.


plain white iced chocolate cupcake for step one of the bloody eyeball cupcake recipe iced white cupcake with a yellow center for step two of the bloody eyeball cupcake recipe iced white cupcake with a yellow center with black pupil for step three of the bloody eyeball cupcake recipe close up of four chocolate cupcakes with bloody eyeballs




While you are here making this Bloody Eyeball Cupcake recipe, you should check out another great scary recipe. How about these Creepy Spider Cupcakes?

Author: Kat

Kat is a married mom of three kids aged 19, 11, and 8 that lives close to Birmingham, AL. She loves cats, books, cooking, hockey, and watching movies. She is an admitted nerd, comic book lover, action figure & barbie doll collector, blackjack dealer, beginner croupier, and all around queen of the dorks. You can reach her at [email protected] to talk about product reviews, press trips, sponsorships, or brand messaging.

17 thoughts on “Bloody Eyeball Cupcake Recipe for Halloween”

  1. These look fun to make, and I can imagine the squeals from the kids. I’m sure they will be gobbled up, I’d like to try it!

  2. These are so cute. My daughte just started high school so she won’t be taking goodies to school any more. I will so miss making all these special treats.

  3. I’m always amazed at how creative people are because I could never have come up with this. This cupcake would be awesome for a Halloween party!

  4. These cupcakes would be a huge hit in our house. Anything spooky and delicious wins.


  5. The Eyeball Cupcakes Recipe looks astounding anytime, not just for Halloween. I cannot wait to taste your special recipe. I thank you so much for the directions on this delicious treat.

  6. This is a good one for halloween next year. I always make a graveyard cake for my kids classroom and the kids all seem to like it.

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