Slime Cupcakes

It’s almost Halloween, y’all. Can you believe it?

I don’t know what my son is going to do when Halloween is over. He is loving all of the decorations, costumes, and clothes everywhere we go. Every store is “the Halloween store.”

I made these “Slime Cupcakes” the other night (they were originally “Slime Monster” cupcakes. I didn’t want to spend $4 on candy eyes. Sue me. I just changed the name. It works). When I showed them to my nephew and my son, they went nuts (what little boy wouldn’t?!).

If you have a little Halloween-loving slime monster running around your house like I do, these cupcakes are a must. So simple to make, yet so yummy! Or, take them to a Halloween party and impress your friends. They’ll think you’re so creative.

Slime Cupcakes
makes about 24
Original recipe from The Domestic Rebel

Cupcake Ingredients:
(You can use a box cake mix, if you’d like. I made mine from scratch, using this recipe. Just the chocolate part, obviously.)
1 (3.4 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
2 cups cold milk
Wilton Leaf Green gel food coloring

Frosting Ingredients:
2 sticks butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
about 4 cups powdered sugar
Wilton Leaf Green and Lemon Yellow gel food coloring

Directions:
To make the cupcakes: Follow the directions for your favorite box mix or from-scratch chocolate cake recipe (the one linked above is really good). Let cool completely.
Once cooled, core your cupcakes. You can do this using a small paring knife or apple corer. Discard (or eat) the middles.

To make the “slime” filling: In a medium bowl, whisk the pudding mix and milk for about a minute. Add enough of the food coloring to make your desired shade of slime. (A little bit goes a long way!) Refrigerate for 5 minutes.
Fill your cupcakes with the pudding “slime”- careful not to fill too full. Set them aside (or refrigerate them until ready to frost).

To make the “slime” frosting: In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the butter and vanilla until creamy. Gradually add the powdered sugar, about a cup at a time, until frosting is light and fluffy. (If frosting gets too thick, add milk a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is reached.)
Tint your frosting a slime color by adding a little green and yellow gel food coloring to it. You will not need much, and you will need more green than yellow.
Pipe onto cooled and filled cupcakes, and add extra “spooky” touches, if you’d like. Candy bugs, bones, eyes, and sprinkles are all adorable. (Hop over to Haley’s page to see how she did it!)

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