bloody knife halloween cupcakes

Bloody Knife Halloween Cupcakes

These bloody knife Halloween cupcakes are simple to make and make a great addition to your Halloween party or murder mystery dinner.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 91kcal


  • 1 box Red VelvetĀ cake mix or you can use our favorite Red Velvet Cake recipe if you prefer
  • 1 package Cream cheese frosting You can use the store-bought kind or make it yourself with our Best Cream Cheese Icing recipe - this is one case where I actually prefer to make it myself...this recipe is easy and tastes great!
  • 1 jar Strawberry or raspberry sauce the kind you put on ice want it to be pureed with no fruit lumps
  • 1 package Candy knives

Pots and Utensils

  • 1 12-cup Muffin/cupcake tins
  • 12 Muffin cups
  • 1 ziploc bag with a hole cut in one corner or Piping bag



  • Line the cupcake tins with the muffin cups.
  • Mix the cake batter as directed on the package (or make our favorite red velvet cake recipe if you are so inclined)
  • Equally divide the batter into the muffin tins.
  • Follow the instructions on the package for baking the cupcakes (usually about 15 minutes).
  • Let cool completely on a cake rack.


  • Use store-bought cream cheese icing, or make our favorite cream cheese icing recipe.
  • Cut one of the corners off of a ziploc bag (or you can use a piping bag if you have one)
  • Fill the bag with frosting and seal the open end do this with a piping bag, twist the end a couple of times. For the ziploc bag, just zip it shut.
  • Pipe the frosting on to the tops of the cupcakes. Start at the outside edge of the cupcake and go around in circles toward the middle until you have covered it (kind of like you would if you were serving a soft ice cream cone)

Adding the Blood

  • Drizzle the strawberry or raspberry sauce over the top of each of the cupcakes. Be careful on how much you add...if you put on too much it will make a big mess of your cupcakes!
  • Stick in the candy knives for the final touch!


Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.1g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 2.5g | Cholesterol: 1.5mg | Sodium: 9mg | Sugar: 5.1g