Black Velvet Mummy Cupcakes

These scary little cupcakes couldn’t be easier to make and are so much fun for everyone to eat!  Black Velvet Mummy Cupcakes will be sure to have your Halloween lovers smiling!  To keep this recipe simple, it uses one devils food cake mix, along with the eggs, oil and water that the package calls for, and one bottle of black food coloring.  Black food coloring can be hard to find, so I will often check at baking supply stores or order it online.  If you use a gel type of paste, just add enough to the the batter for it to turn into a deep black paste.   This recipe can be make into a full size double layer round cake, too.  It would just make a much larger mummy!

Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, place cream cheese frosting into a piping bag with a flat tip.  Frost from side to side to form the “bandages”.  Leave a gap for the eyes and use a dab of green or blue frosting and cinnamon imperial candies to make the eyes.  Now these little guys are ready for any halloween party!  Enjoy!

Black Velvet Mummy Cupcakes

For Black Velvet Batter

  • 1 – 15 ounce box devils food cake mix (I used Betty Crocker)
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 ounce black food coloring

For cupcakes:

  • 12-15 prepared cupcakes
  • 1.5 cups cream cheese frosting
  • cinnamon imperial candies


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, combine black velvet batter ingredients and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Using a muffin pan and cupcake liners, fill cupcakes 2/3 of the way full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes or until cake tester comes out clean.  Remove from oven and let cool completely.  Frost and enjoy!


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