Candy Corn Cupcakes

Candy Corn Cupcakes

When you spend the entire weekend mulling over whether to be a Spartan cheerleader or Princess Peach, it’s about time to stop telling people you’re “just not into” Halloween. Seriously! For years I’ve been denying how much I really enjoy the day of jack-o-lanterns and draculas, but actually it’s a lot of fun! Well, the dress up part at least.

…Am I late to this game or what?

Candy Corn Cupcakes Recipe

Along with the fall festivities creeping into my costume choices, I’ve also done a little decorating and bewitching baking! These cupcakes from McCormick’s great selection of Halloween recipes were too cute to pass up. But don’t worry – the candy corn name only comes from the cute colors, not the taste!

Halloween Cupcakes

Keep it simple with a white cake mix, yellow and orange food coloring, vanilla frosting, and a few fun decorations. These candy corn hued cuties would be delish for an upcoming Halloween party or any other fun reason to celebrate fall!

Also – look out for a great big McCormick giveaway next week!

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Candy Corn Cupcakes

Yield: Makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients:

1 package (18 1/4 ounces) white cake mix
1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
McCormick® Orange and Yellow Food Coloring
1 (16 oz.) container vanilla frosting
Assorted decorations, such as orange sprinkles and candy corn

Directions:

Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla. Divide batter in half between two bowls or liquid measuring cups. Each half should be roughly 2 cups. Tint one batch yellow with 1/3 teaspoon yellow food color. Tint second batch orange with 1/4 teaspoon yellow food color and 1/8 teaspoon red food color.

Fill paper-lined muffin cups 1/3 full with yellow batter. Gently add orange batter on top of yellow batter, filling each muffin cup 2/3 full. Bake as directed on cake mix package for cupcakes. Remove from oven, let stand 10 minutes and place cupcakes on a wire rack.

Cool completely before frosting with vanilla frosting. Decorate with sprinkles and candy corn.

Enjoy!

Adapted from McCormick