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It is no secret that I love Halloween. If you know me, it is also no secret that the one indulgence I allow myself every year is the monster cereal lineup from General Mills. The Count Chocula® has always been a favorite and brings back so many memories of eating this beloved cereal as a child. The Boo Berry® and Franken Berry® are delicious as well and are close runners up to my favorite.
This year I thought I’d take it a step further and combine my love of chocolate, Count Chocula, and cupcakes all together in one fantastic treat! I give you — Count Chocula Cupcakes!
Count Chocula Cupcakes
These cupcakes were so moist, and so deliciously chocolate, you are going to just love everything about them – I sure did!
To assemble these super tasty and super easy cupcakes head to Target to get the exclusive Monster’s Castle cereal boxes, grab a Betty Crocker cake mix and frosting, and any decorator gel of your choice.
Making the cupcakes is almost as simple as following the recipe on the box. You follow any given instructions right up until the end.
Start with your package of cake mix.
Add the required amount of oil.
Add the eggs, then the water.
Give everything a good mixing.
Then, before you add the mix to your baking cups, crush up some Count Chocula cereal in a zip top bag. A rolling pin or any hard object will work well to crush the cereal. About 1 cup before crushing is all you need. Add this to the cake mix and mix it in.
Once everything is nicely mixed together, simply add to your baking cups. I like to use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to fill them so I know they are all being filled to about the same level, plus it makes it a lot easier to scoop out.
Bake according to package directions, then let cool. Once your cupcakes are cooled they are ready to be decorated. You can add frosting any way you choose, but I love to put it in a piping bag and pipe it on nice and neat. Then I add some decorative elements with some decorator’s gel, and as a final touch, add on some Count Chocula marshmallows to top it off!
In the end you get some beautiful cupcakes that are perfect for any Halloween party, or just to eat yourself!
The other thing I love about eating these fun cereals this time of year is the fun I get to have! Everyone has been raving about these adult coloring books, but cutting out designs and making something is just as much fun for me. I love that I got to use the three boxes and make a fun little castle out of them. The kids thought it was super funny that I was putting together a castle, but really they were just jealous. 🙂
Be sure to check out more spooktacular recipes over at the Spooktacular Snacks hub!
I’d love to hear about your favorite spooky recipe!