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Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes

These simple orange poke cake cupcakes feature orange Jello flavored icing and Halloween sprinkles. If you’re looking for an easy recipe that is sure to be a hit, then this is it!

Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes

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Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes

This week I am going to share my favorite recipes for entertaining friends on Halloween. One of my favorites is making these adorable Halloween poke cake cupcakes.

The best part about them is they are super simple to make! Plus they taste amazing too!

These simple orange poke cake cupcakes feature orange Jello flavored icing and Halloween sprinkles.  

Poke cakes are a popular dessert, but have you ever seen them in cupcake form? These Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes are perfect for your next party or gathering.

They’re easy to put together and can be made with just a few simple ingredients. But, why are these Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes so delicious?

Because the frosting is made with jello. If you’re looking for an easy recipe that is sure to be a hit, then this is it!

Orange is a popular flavor for Halloween, so why not celebrate the holiday with these easy-to-make cupcakes?

Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes

These orange poke cake cupcakes are super fluffy and have a delicious Jello icing.

The recipe has been tested successfully by us and the grandkids!

Makes 24 cupcakes

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Halloween Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix, prepared
  • 1 6-ounce package orange gelatin
  • 2 cups water

For the Jello frosting

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange gelatin powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • Orange food coloring, optional
  • For exact amounts, please see the recipe card below.

Decorating Ingredients

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How to Make Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes

Prepare the cake mix according to package instructions and bake as 24 cupcakes.

cupcakes

Allow the cupcakes to cool completely, then use a straw or skewer to poke holes in each cake.

Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes

Heat 2 cups of water in a saucepan until boiling.

halloween jello

Reserve 2 tablespoons of the gelatin mixture for the icing.

Remove the pan from heat and pour the remaining gelatin into the water.

Stir until the gelatin has dissolved, then allow to cool for five to 10 minutes.

Use a spoon to pour the orange gelatin into the holes in the cupcakes.

Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes

When all the cupcakes are filled, place them in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour.

Prepare the icing by beating together the butter and gelatin powder until combined.

jello frosting

Add the powdered sugar and one tablespoon of milk and beat until smooth. Add more milk, as needed, to thin the icing.

Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes

For a brighter orange icing, add food coloring and blend until the desired color is reached.

Use a 1M piping tip to pipe the icing on top of the cupcakes.

Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes

Decorate with sprinkles and candy eyes before serving.

Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes

Enjoy!

Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes
Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes
Yield: 24

Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes

Halloween Poke Cake Cupcakes

These simple orange poke cake cupcakes feature orange Jello flavored icing and Halloween sprinkles. If you're looking for an easy recipe that is sure to be a hit, then this is it!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • Box white cake mix, prepared
  • 6-ounce package orange gelatin
  • 2 cups water

For the Jello frosting:

  • 2 cups butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange gelatin powder
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk
  • Orange food coloring, optional

For decorating:

  • Halloween sprinkles
  • Candy eyes

Instructions

  1. Prepare the cake mix according to package instructions and bake as 24 cupcakes.
  2. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely, then use a straw or skewer to poke holes in each cake.
  3. Heat 2 cups of water in a saucepan until boiling. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the gelatin mixture for the icing.
  4. Remove the pan from heat and pour the remaining gelatin into the water. Stir until the gelatin has dissolved, then allow to cool for five to 10 minutes.
  5. Use a spoon to pour the orange gelatin into the holes in the cupcakes.
  6. When all the cupcakes are filled, place them in the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour.
  7. Prepare the icing by beating together the butter and gelatin powder until combined.
  8. Add the powdered sugar and one tablespoon of milk and beat until smooth.
  9. Add more milk, as needed, to thin the icing. For a brighter orange icing, add food coloring and blend until the desired color is reached.
  10. Use a 1M piping tip to pipe the icing on top of the cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles and candy eyes before serving.
  11. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 229Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 135mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 0gSugar: 21gProtein: 1g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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