October 26, 2020 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Halloween Orange Velvet Ghost Cupcakes

Boo! Make your Halloween a little spookier with these easy orange velvet ghost cupcakes with marshmallow frosting! The perfect treat for your party!

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Total Time: 30 min | Servings: 12 cupcakes


For the Orange Velvet Cupcakes:

For the Marshmallow Frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 egg whites
  • Pinch of cream of tartar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Black candy sprinkles (for eyes)

Halloween Orange Velvet Ghost Cupcakes Nutrition


Orange Velvet Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F) and line 12 cupcake tins with paper cupcake cases.
  2. Beat together butter and sugar for 5 min.
  3. Add orange food coloring and egg and beat well.
  4. Add buttermilk, flour, salt, and goldenberry powder and mix well.
  5. Fold in vinegar.
  6. Add the bicarbonate of soda and mix well.
  7. Pour batter into cupcake tins and bake for 18 min until a skewer comes out clean.
  8. Allow cupcakes to cool in the tin for 10 min, then completely cool on wire rack.

Marshmallow Frosting:

  1. Beat egg whites with cream of tartar and salt until soft peaks form.
  2. Keep whisking, carefully pour the powdered sugar into egg whites.
  3. Continue beating the frosting until it is cool and billowy, roughly 5 min.
  4. Pipe frosting immediately on to orange velvet cupcakes with a piping bag.
  5. Use black candy sprinkles to create eyes on marshmallow frosting.