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Sinfully Delicious and Adorable Devil Cupcakes

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These Adorable Devil Cupcakes are literally the cutest. No matter if you’re celebrating the birthday of your “cute little devil” or you’re looking for some fun devil cupcakes for Halloween, these chocolate cake cupcakes are going to be so much fun to make!

Not only are they made using a devil’s food cake mix, but they’re also crazy good with that delicious buttercream frosting on top! (or cream cheese frosting!) . Trust me on this one…These chocolate cupcakes are “sinfully” good!

Devil Cupcakes

The taste of these Devil food cupcakes is so moist and delicious. These devil horn cupcakes have the look down and follow up with that amazing taste, too. I’ve made these several times and they’re always a hit.

Adorable Devil Cupcakes

Mixing together the softened butter and milk and the rest of the ingredients per the recipe below and use an electric mixer to mix well. Once you put the cupcake liners in your muffin tins and fill them with this devil’s food cupcakes mixture, it’s as simple as popping them in the oven and letting them back.

The cool part about these cupcakes is that my kiddos have always loved them! I’m always skeptical when I bake up a new recipe but I can assure you that they were refusing to wait the 20 minutes that I’d asked them to wait to let them cool down all the way.

They were running to the table and grabbing one for each hand! (I might have snuck a few during that time, too!)

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How long does it take for butter to get to room temperature?

The easiest way for butter to get to room temperature fast is to just sit it out on the counter and walk away. Come back after about 30 minutes and check it out.

Depending on the temp in your house, the butter will soften at 30 minutes to an hour’s worth of time.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the  Devil Horn Cupcakes Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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Must Have Resources:

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Make it a Meal:

It’s time to start meal planning if you’re not already! Don’t worry, I assure you that it’s super simple and easy to do! As you can see from my example below, meal planning is as easy as listing out the courses for the meal and finding great recipes to put in their place.

Main Dish: Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese

Vegetable Side: Roasted Spring Veggies

Starch Side: Try one of these Macaroni Salad Recipes!

Refreshing Drink: Hawaiian Blue Mocktail

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Best Cupcake Recipes:

Once you make these Devil Horn Cupcakes, you’re going to be craving all things cupcakes! And I’ve got you covered! Here are some of the best cupcake recipes, ever!

Unicorn Cupcakes are always a good idea. Adorable and tasty!

Owl Cupcakes are a total “hoot”! We love to make these any time of the year.

Needing some cute cupcakes for Thanksgiving? Check out these Wide-Eyed Turkey Cupcakes!

Who couldn’t use more luck in their life? These Lucky Charm Cupcakes are certain to be a hit!

I love the flavor of these Bubblegum Cupcakes!

Green Velvet Cupcakes just might be your new favorite cupcake recipe! Fun for St. Patty’s Day!

Raspberry Cupcakes are loaded down with flavor and that sweet raspberry taste.

devil cupcakes for halloween

How do you know when cupcakes are done baking?

Use the toothpick test! Just take a clean toothpick, insert it into the middle of the cupcake once it’s “done” baking, and see if the toothpick comes out clean. If it does, the cupcakes are done and ready to be pulled from the oven.

It’s then time to more them to wire racks to cool.

More Cake Mix Recipes:

adorable evil cupcakes

Adorable Devil Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Looking for cute and fun cupcakes? You'll love these Adorable Devil Cupcakes!


  • Chocolate cake box mix + ingredients on the box
  • 1 stick of butter, softened
  • 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoon of milk
  • ½ teaspoon of red gel food coloring
  • 4 ounces of black fondant


  1. Make the cupcake mixture according to the directions on the box. Pay attention to the bake time listed on the box as well as this can vary depending on the type. Put them in the oven and bake.
  2. Grab a large bowl and mix together the butter, confectioners’ sugar, cocoa powder, and milk. Mix well.
  3. Next, add in the red food coloring to the buttercream mixture and mix until color changes.
  4. Put the frosting into a piping bag with a #12 tip. Top each cupcake once they are cooled.
  5. Divide the black fondant into spheres that are about 3/4 inches in length. Make certain that you make 24 of them.
  6. Take the spheres and mold them into a cylinder that is about 1 inch long and 1/2 inch wide.
  7. Make one end pointed and give it a curve upwards.
  8. Put two of the shapes on each cupcake for the horns.
  9. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 106Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 15gProtein: 0g

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