October is coming! And with it cute costumes, scary monsters, and brave super heroes! Make these Easy Monster Eye Cupcakes for Halloween parties, after school snacks or just a fun festive dessert! 

MONSTER EYE CUPCAKES -- Easy Halloween Cupcakes

There is nothing better than a dessert that is festive, adorable, and easy! These monster eye cupcakes need only neon food coloring and candy monster eyes to look so good! And I love that that are cute little monsters, not scary ones.

MONSTER EYE CUPCAKES -- Easy Halloween Cupcakes

I used Pillsbury Purely Simple chocolate cake mix for the cupcakes- so good and so easy. The best thing about this cupcake mix is it makes 24 full size cupcakes or 48 mini ones. I used mini cupcakes, so we had plenty to go around! I had noticed that it was hard to even get 20 cupcakes out of other boxed mixes, so getting 24 is perfect!

MONSTER EYE CUPCAKES -- Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Then I colored Pillsbury vanilla icing with neon food coloring and piped it on with a star tip. (Here are my favorite bags and tips!) Once the icing was piped on, I added the monster eyes (mini size and the red vein eyeballs)! Or let your kids go crazy creating their own little monster cupcakes! They turned out so cute- perfect for a Halloween party, to send to school, or to bring to work!

MONSTER EYE CUPCAKES -- Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Are you a Halloween fan? Do you want more Halloween cupcake ideas? Well we have just the Pinterest board for you!

Halloween Cupcakes on Pinterest

We have put together a very special Pinterest Board filled with Halloween Cupcakes! They are all quick, easy and start with a cake mix!

MONSTER EYE CUPCAKES -- Easy Halloween Cupcakes


Easy Monster Eye Cupcakes

MONSTER EYE CUPCAKES -- Easy Halloween Cupcakes

These quick and easy Halloween Cupcakes are perfect for parties, classroom treats, after-school snack and a simple weeknight dessert.

  • Author: HoosierHomemade.com
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 24
  • Category: Cupcakes


  • 1 box (17 oz) Pillsbury Cake Mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 container (16 oz) Pillsbury Creamy Vanilla Frosting
  • Coloring – I used neon shades of lime, purple and orange
  • Candy Eyes – I used mini and large
  • Decorator Bags fitted with star tip


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and fill cupcake pan with liners
  2. Combine cake mix, butter, milk and eggs until smooth
  3. Divide into cupcake liners
  4. Bake for 10 minutes for mini cupcakes and 15 minutes for standard size cupcakes
  5. Cool completely
  6. Divide frosting into bowls and combine with color until completely mixed
  7. Fill decorator bags with frosting
  8. Pipe on frosting and add candy eyes
  9. Store left overs in refrigerator

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