Purple Monster Cupcakes

93  Ratings
  • 25 min prep
  • 1 hr 26 min total
  • Makes 24 servings, 1 cupcake each.

Purple Monster Cupcakes Recipe


  • 24 CHIPS AHOY! Cookies, divided
  • 1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
  •  Blue and red food colorings, divided
  • 1 container (16 oz.) ready-to-spread white frosting
  • 48 candy button eyes


  • Heat  oven to 350°F.
  • Cut  12 cookies in half; reserve for later use. Coarsely chop remaining cookies.
  • Prepare  cake batter as directed on package; spoon into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Add 1 drop EACH blue and red food coloring to batter in each cup; swirl gently with knife. Top with chopped cookies; press gently into batter to secure.
  • Bake  18 to 21 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 5 min. Remove cupcakes from pan to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Spoon  frosting into medium bowl. Add 24 drops red food coloring and 16 drops blue food coloring; mix well. Spoon into pastry bag fitted with star tip. Use to pipe frosting onto tops of cupcakes.
  • Garnish  with reserved cookie halves and candy eyes. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Recipe Tips

VariationOmit the food colorings used to tint the frosting. Pipe untinted frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with purple colored sugar or purple sprinkles, then decorate with the cookie halves and candy eyes.

SubstituteLine the muffin pans with foil liners instead of the paper liners.

Food FactsYou will need about 1/2 tsp. EACH red and blue food coloring, and 2 pkg. (1 oz. each) candy button eyes to prepare and decorate the 24 cupcakes.


Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings, 1 cupcake each.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 240 
    • Total fat 9 g
    • Saturated fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 200 mg
    • Carbohydrate 37 g
    • Dietary fiber 0 g
    • Total sugars 26 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 2 g
    • Vitamin A 0 %DV
    • Vitamin C 0 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 4 %DV
    • Iron 4 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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