These cute witch hat cupcakes are easy to make for all skill levels! Made with rich chocolate cupcakes, buttercream frosting, Oreo Thins, and a Hershey's Kiss.
Chocolate Cupcakes ‣ 1 cup all-purpose flour ‣ 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ‣ 1/2 teaspoon baking powder ‣ 1/2 teaspoon salt ‣ 1 cup granulated sugar ‣ 3/4 cup vegetable oil ‣ 1 large egg ‣ 3/4 cup milk ‣ 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting ‣ 1 cup unsalted butter, softened ‣ 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract ‣ 1 3/4 cup powdered sugar ‣ 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream ‣ food coloring, green and orange Hat Decorations ‣ 16 Oreo Thins, 1 per cupcake ‣ 16 Hershey Kisses, 1 per cupcake
Kick things off by mixing together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Set the bowl aside for now.
Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), gently mix the sugar, vegetable oil, egg, milk, and vanilla extract together.
Slowly add the dry ingredients to the batter, mixing until there are no clumps and a liquid batter forms.
Scoop the batter into a muffin tin lined with cupcake liners, filling each one about 1/2 to 2/3 of the way full. Repeat this step until all the batter has been used, then bake!
Prepare the frosting by using a mixer to whip together the butter, vanilla, powdered sugar, and heavy whipping cream until smooth.
Separate off about 1/3 cup frosting, then mix the larger batch with green food coloring. Transfer the green frosting to a pastry pag.
Add orange food coloring to the smaller batch of frosting, then transfer it to a pastry bag as well.
Decorate cupcakes by piping a swirl of green frosting to create the witch’s hair.
Top the green frosting with an Oreo Thin cookie, pressing down to make sure the green frosting evenly covers the top of the cupcake.
Add a dollop of orange frosting, to give the hat a decorative ribbon.
Press a Hershey’s kiss into the orange frosting until the hat topper is secure and there's a ring of orange frosting around the bottom.