Wickedly Delicious Witch Cauldron Cupcakes

Wickedly Delicious Witch Cauldron Cupcakes

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Do you love Halloween? Do you love cupcakes? Well, then you’re going to love witch cauldron cupcakes! These spooky treats are perfect and fun cupcakes for your next Halloween party. They are easy to make, and everyone will love them! In this blog post, we will show you how to make witch cauldron cupcakes step by step. So gather your ingredients, and let’s get started!

Wickedly Delicious Witch Cauldron Cupcakes

What are witch cauldrons?

A cauldron is a large metal pot often used for cooking or brewing. In witch lore, cauldrons are often associated with magic. They are sometimes used to hold ingredients for spells or to brew potions. Cauldrons can also be used for divination or to create magical fires.

Where was the first cauldron discovered?

The first cauldron was discovered in Denmark in the early 1950s. It is believed to date back to the Bronze Age, making it over 3000 years old!

These witch cauldron cupcakes are made with a simple chocolate cupcake recipe for the base, and we create a frosting “fire” to set your cauldron on. The Cauldron itself is made of black fondant. You might want to make these first.

Get Your Hocus Pocus On!

We know you aren’t the Sanderson sisters. Still, with the fun decorations and Halloween colors, these bubbling cauldron Halloween treats are sure to be everyone’s favorite chocolate cupcakes this time of year.

For the cauldron, you will need:

  • 1 8oz package of black fondant
  • 1 8oz package of neon green fondant
  • 1 tube of neon green frosting
  • 1 piping bag with star Wilton tip
  • 1 package of fondant tools


Pinch off about 2 tbsp of the black fondant and roll into a ball.

black fondant ball being turned into a cauldron

Using the ruffle fondant tool (It has a round ball at the end), push into the middle of the black ball.

cauldron fondant base for cupcakes

Work it a bit by using the same tool to create a deep hole in the center.

finished fondant cauldron

Using your fingers, mold the ball into a cauldron and create a little rim of the cauldron.

Using the neon green fondant, pinch off 2 tsp and roll it into a ball. Repeat the last step with the neon green fondant and create different-sized balls.

Squeeze the frosting into the piping bag with a star tip and pipe a dollop into the center of the cauldron. Place the neon green balls around the green frosting to create a bubble look in the frosting.

Set your cauldrons aside.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Ingredients

It is time to build the fire that your cauldrons will set upon!

  • 2 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • Red gel food coloring
  • Orange gel food coloring
vertical cauldron cupcakes picture


  • Using a standing mixer, beat the butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and heavy whipping cream
  • together until combined, smooth and stiff.
  • Scoop ¾ C of frosting into two different bowls.
  • Beat a few drops of the red food coloring into the first bowl and mix until combined and your desired color.
  • Beat a few drops of the orange food coloring into the second bowl and mix until combined.
  • Place the piping bag into a large glass and fold the sides of the bag over the rim of the glass. Scoop the red frosting into one side of the piping bag and the orange on the other side. Bring the pastry bag edges up and twist them together.
  • Add a 1 mm star tip to your bag.
  • If you don’t have a piping bag, try a plastic bag with the tip snipped off.
how to make witch cauldron cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Now it is time to bake your cupcakes!

While you could use a cake mix to make your cupcake base or one of your favorite chocolate cupcake recipes, we have an easy and tasty option.

You will need:

  • 2 C sugar
  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 3/4 C cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1 C whole milk, room temperature
  • 1/2 C canola oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla*
  • 1 C boiling water

How to Make Witch’s Cauldron Cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with paper cupcake liners.
Whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Combine the eggs, milk, oil, and vanilla in a bowl. Add this to the dry ingredients beating on medium until the cupcake batter is smooth.
Gradually add the boiling water, milk, and oil and blend until the batter is smooth.
Using a medium scoop, fill the paper-lined cupcake tins with the prepared batter.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Allow to cool slightly before transferring to wire racks.

Witch’s Cauldron Cupcakes Tutorial

Let’s put it all together now and create edible art!

You will need your cooled chocolate cupcakes, fire frosting, cauldrons, and 2 C Halloween sprinkles.

frosted cupcake with sprinkles

Using an ice cream scooper, scoop a mound of white frosting onto the top of the cupcake and smooth it into a thick round disk. Don’t go all the way to the edge of the cupcake. Then take the cupcake and dip it into the sprinkles, so you fully coat the frosting in sprinkles.

frosting flames added to the cupcake

Pipe a dollop of the red and orange frosting in the center of that to create a “flame” look.

finished cauldron cupcake

Carefully place the cauldron in the center, and you are done. Let your little witches and warlocks go crazy with their tasty treat!

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