Spooky and delicious! These Vegan Oreo Bat Cupcakes are perfect for Halloween and the kids will love helping you decorate them! If you are looking for more spooky and fun Halloween dessert recipes, check out my Spooky Vegan Rocky Road, Vegan Ghost Shaped Pop Tarts, Vegan Pink Velvet Cake and No-Bake Vegan Rice Krispy Treats. All are absolutely irresistible.
Vegan Oreo Bat Cupcakes
Halloween is almost here! Bust out those pumpkins, pop ‘Halloween’ on the TV and let’s get spooky. I shared the recipe for my festive Polar Bear Oreo Cupcakes at Christmas last year and they went viral on Instagram! It’s now time for a scary version, let’s all welcome- Oreo Bat Cupcakes!
First of all, Oreos are the best cookie ever, so any reason to buy Oreos, i’m totally down for! You can make these as spooky as you want using melted dairy-free dark chocolate and white chocolate for the eyes. If you wanted to make them even spookier, red or yellow eyes would be very scary!
Oreo cupcake ingredients
These spooky Halloween cupcakes are so much fun to make and decorate. You’ll need only a couple of ingredients, some of which you may already have in your kitchen cupboard. Jot these down for your next shopping trip:
- Dairy-free milk
- Apple cider vinegar
- Self raising flour
- Cocoa Powder
- Caster sugar
- Baking powder
- Bicarbonate of soda
- Sunflower Oil
- Dairy-free butter
- Icing sugar
- Can of chickpeas (aquafaba)
- White chocolate
- Dark chocolate
How to make Halloween Oreo Bat Cupcakes
For detailed instructions, check the recipe card below.
Rich and moist chocolate cupcakes topped with a swirl of the whippiest and lightest Oreo buttercream you’ll ever try! It’s like eating a soft and smooth Oreo cloud, it’s THAT good!! Oh, and you can’t forget the adorable Oreo bat on top. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Cupcakes: Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees C Fan, and line 2 cupcake tins with cupcake cases. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl, add in the dairy-free milk and apple cider vinegar, whisk to create a buttermilk.
In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, sugar and raising agents. Pour in the oil and buttermilk, fold together until no dry is remaining.
Divide the batter between the cupcake cases, with either spoons or an ice-cream scoop. Bake for 18 minutes, or until a skewer inserted down the middle of the cupcakes comes out clean. Allow to cool fully before frosting.
Frosting: Add dairy-free butter into a bowl and whip until light and creamy. I use a stand mixer with balloon whisk attachment. Sift in the icing sugar then aquafaba. Whip for 5-8 minutes on high speed until light and creamy. It should be quite airy.
Fold in the Oreo crumbs and transfer into a piping bag fitted with a star tip nozzle. Pipe a swirl on top of each cupcake, and sprinkle with more Oreo crumbs.
Oreo bats: Twist an Oreo in half carefully so you don’t break them, then take another Oreo and cut it in half so you have the wings. Use some melted chocolate to stick the ‘wings’ on the half of the Oreo, then press the other half of the Oreo on top to create the bat shape.
Melt chocolate and drizzle over the ”bats”. Allow to set in the fridge until firm to the touch. Use white chocolate buttons with a dot of dark chocolate in the middle for the eyes and press on to the front of the ”bats”.
Place the ”bats” into the buttercream and serve.
FAQ – Oreo Bat Cupcakes
Are Oreos Vegan?
YES! Oreos are accidentally vegan friendly. Check out my previous Oreo inspired recipes here.
Can I make this recipe gluten-free?
- Unfortunately, this recipe isn’t gluten-free. BUT, you can now buy gluten-free Oreo styled cookies which happen to be vegan friendly also, I have linked them here.
What dairy-free butter to use?
- You can use any vegan block butter, but my personal faves are Naturli Vegan Block, Flora Plant Based Block and
Can I make this recipe in advance?
- You sure can! Make sure, if you make the cupcakes the day before, store them in a sealed container to keep them fresh. You can store plain, un-iced cupcakes in a sealed container out of the fridge overnight. This will help them get extra moist.
How to store Oreo bat cupcakes?
- Store in a sealed container in the fridge. Allow the cupcakes to come to room temperature before serving and tucking in!