You lovely people went crazy over the Pillsbury Pumpkin Sugar Cookie Cupcakes so naturally as soon as I saw the Ghost Pillsbury Cookies in store I knew I had to recreate the concept. For this recipe I went with Chocolate Cupcakes and purple dyed buttercream. Not only are these so festive and delicious but they make for an easy and show stopping treat at any event.
I used my Chocolate Cake recipe for these cupcakes. my Chocolate cake recipe is to die for. When I used to take custom orders, my Chocolate Cake was always the most raved over. I promise you it’s that delicious. If you are in a rush to create these cupcakes you can absolutely use boxed cake mix, no ones judging here! If you are interested in using my Chocolate Cake, click here for the recipe. Otherwise you can substitute for your favorite flavor cake!
Layering Pillsbury Ghost Sugar Cookie Cupcakes
The layers of this cupcake are fun and simple. Basically we want the bottom layer of the cupcake to have that soft, buttery, delicious Pillsbury Pumpkin Cookie. In order to get the sugar cookie to spread just enough to cover the bottom of the cupcake pan and bake perfectly with the cupcake is to bake them by themselves first. They only need to bake for 5-7 minutes at the bottom of the cupcake tins before scooping on the cupcake batter. Once the cupcakes bake we let them cool completely before decorating.
Making The Buttercream
I use a vanilla buttercream dyed purple to match the theme for these cupcakes. I receive a lot of questions asking what brand of food dye I use to achieve such vivid colors. I will recommend Americolor Food Gel allllllll day long. You can find the link to this food dye on Amazon by clicking here. A little drop of food dye goes a long way with this brand – I love it so much!Yum