Halloween Fondant Ghost Cupcakes

Halloween Fondant Ghost Cupcakes

Desserts Chocolate

I made these little fondant ghosts last year for Halloween as my creepy dessert and they were so easy and quick to decorate that I will make them every year from now on.

Servings per recipe: 12
Calories per serving: 454
Preparation time: 40m
Total cooking time: 3h 11m


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • Decorating:
  • 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla frosting
  • 6 large marshmallows, cut in half crosswise
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, or as needed
  • 8 ounces ready-to-use white fondant
  • 12 raisins, halved


  • 1   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12-cup muffin tin or line cups with paper liners.
  • 2   Sift 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl.
  • 3   Combine sugar and butter in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Mix in flour mixture alternately with milk. Beat until batter is just blended.
  • 4   Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 16 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Remove cupcakes from tin and cool completely, about 2 hours.
  • 5   Frost each cupcake with a thin layer of white vanilla frosting. Place 1 marshmallow half, cut-side up, in the center of each cupcake.
  • 6   Dust a work surface with confectioners' sugar. Pinch off walnut-sized pieces of white fondant; roll into thin circles that are slightly bigger than the cupcakes. Drape over the marshmallows so they look like ghosts. Poke 2 holes near the top for the eyes. Stuff 1 raisin half into each hole.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 16.4g 25%
    Saturated Fat 7.0g  
Cholesterol 36mg 12%
Sodium 441mg 18%
Potassium 123mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 75.6g 24%
Dietary Fiber 1.5g 6%
Protein 3.2g 6%
Sugars 46g  
Vitamin A 293IU  
Vitamin C 0mg  
Calcium 36mg  
Iron 1mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 2mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 24mg  
Folate 29mcg