Halloween Candy Corn Cupcakes

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Halloween Candy Corn Cupcakes

Candy Corn Cupcakes

A super moist cupcake perfect for Halloween!  It’s layered in 3 colors to resemble the traditional candy corn.  They are perfect for the kids or serving at Halloween parties. These Halloween Candy Corn Cupcakes will impress your guest at any event!

These candy corn cupcakes were so fun to make. Need breakfast? Try these buttermilk candy corn pancakes. Make a candy corn wreath to match with candy corn milk bottles.

I love being creative in the home and in the kitchen.  These colors are so festive and fun and make my home feel like Fall.

Candy Corn

Not only are they gorgeous they are super moist and delicious. Worth every minute of your time to make!

If you’ve never made two toned cupcakes, it’s easy and I challenge you to make these your first!

Simply divide your cake batter into two bowls.  Add yellow food coloring gel to the first bowl to reach your desired color, then add orange food coloring gel to the other bowl.

You can use regular food coloring if you would like.  I like the gel because it gives my food a more rich and vibrant color.

 Cupcake

I love topping them with pretty icing. It’s easier then it may look. See how to pipe icing for easy instructions. I used a 1M Wilton tip.

Other options: put icing in a bowl and dip the tops of the cupcakes into the icing.

SHOP

Items used to make this: 

ceramic muffin pan | mixing bowl | stand mixer | hand mixerspatula | gel food coloring | Wilton 1M tip | cupcake liners

Other options: ceramic muffin pan | Wilton cupcake pan | glass mixing bowls | spatula

Halloween Candy Corn Cupcakes

Halloween Candy Corn Cupcakes

Yield: 12-18
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

A super moist cupcake that is perfect for Halloween! It's layered in 3 colors to resemble the traditional candy corn.

Ingredients

CAKE

  • 1 White Duncan Hines cake mix
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

FROSTING

  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tsp. clear vanilla-your icing will not be white if you use colored vanilla
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar (about 4 cups), sifted
  • 1/2 cup Sweetened, Flaked Coconut, optional

Instructions

  1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F.
  2. BLEND cake mix, water, half and half, oil, almond extract and egg whites in a large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). BEAT at medium speed for 2 minutes.
  3. Divide batter in half. Place in bowls.
  4. Add in food coloring to each bowl of batter to reach your desired color.
  5. Fill cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Add one tablespoon of orange batter to muffin liner, then top with one tablespoon of yellow batter.
  6. BAKE for 20 minutes. Cupcakes are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. COOL in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

  1. Whip together cream cheese, butter and clear vanilla in large bowl with mixer until well blended.
  2. ADD powdered sugar one cup at a time. Beat on high after each cup.
  3. Mix until totally combined.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of coconut, optional.
  5. If you don't have clear vanilla, you can just omit it.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 cupcakes Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 295Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 262mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 40gProtein: 2g

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  5. These look look so pretty and delicious!
  6. These cupcakes are so fun! I can't wait to make them for my kiddos on Halloween! Thanks for sharing! PINNED!
  7. This looks absolutely amazing! I love it!
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  9. I've got all the ingredients to make these super fun cupcakes with my littles! Thank you SO much for sharing your awesomeness at Show Me Saturday! Please party with us again this weekend! Our party goes live at 7:00am EST each Saturday! ~ Ashley
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  11. Great, now I'm craving candy corn. Okay, I was actually craving it before....but....these look delish!
  12. These look amazing! Visiting from Time to Sparkle :)
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  14. This looks amazing and perfect for Halloween!! This recipe came over on my Bloglovin feed and I'd love it if you would share it at my Tuesday link party, Tickle My Tastebuds. Our readers would love 'em. Cheers, Lori

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