Black Velvet Mummy Cupcakes

I am really getting into the Halloween spirit now and have been making a few extra afterschool treats for the kids!  I just love this time of year!

To make the black velvet cake, I start with a devils food or chocolate cake mix.  In place of the water in the mix, I use buttermilk and black food coloring.

To frost the cupcakes to look a mummy, you will need white buttercream, a small amount of green buttercream for attaching the eyes, and candy eyes.  I have made these with both store bought and homemade buttercream and both will work great!  The candy eyes can be found in most cake decorating sections of craft stores.  I have seen them in a few grocery stores, but I can’t promise that you will find them there.  For piping, you can either use a metal “basketweave” tip or you can even find a plastic version of that tip in a cake decorating tip set.  If you don’t have an actual piping bag, just use a resealable plastic bag and snip the corner to fit your decorating tip.

Black Velvet Cookies

  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: easy
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Black Velvet Cupcakes

1 – 15-ounce box devil’s food cake mix

3 eggs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

3/4 cup buttermilk

1-ounce bottle of black food coloring


Combine all of the ingredients and mix on medium speed for about 2 minutes.  Fill cupcake liners in a muffin pan about 3/4 full.  Bake according to package instructions.  Let cool.  Decorate as desired.

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