Candy Corn Cupcakes

These candy corn hued cuties are easy and perfect for a Halloween party, or any fun reason to celebrate fall!

Candy Corn Cupcakes – Easy & perfect for a Halloween party or any fun reason to celebrate fall! |

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 – Easy & perfect for a Halloween party or any fun reason to celebrate fall! |

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!

Candy Corn Cupcakes – Easy & perfect for a Halloween party or any fun reason to celebrate fall! |

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!

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Candy Corn Cupcakes

Yield: Makes 24 cupcakes


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


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.


Adapted from McCormick


21 Responses to “Candy Corn Cupcakes”

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — October 10, 2012 @ 7:03 am

    This is just too cute! I definitely need to make this for my little niece and nephews – they’ll be thrilled!

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — October 10, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    such pretty cupcakes! love how simple they are too :)

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    Monet — October 10, 2012 @ 3:59 pm

    These look beautiful! My good friend loves candy corn so I need to make these for her soon! Hope you are well!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — October 10, 2012 @ 4:13 pm

    Cute!! I am just lacking creativity this year :(

  5. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — October 10, 2012 @ 4:56 pm

    These are SOOOOO cute!!!

  6. #
    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 10, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    So cute! I love candy corn but haven’t had it in ages. I just love this season. :)

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    Paula — October 10, 2012 @ 9:12 pm

    I love the colours in these cupcakes! Perhaps later in the month you’ll be willing to show us a picture of yourself in your Halloween costume!?

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — October 10, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

    Haha, you bet!

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    Erin — October 11, 2012 @ 2:09 am

    Georgia, these are just lovely! I came across your blog today and am so happy I did. I’m a self-taught home cook too and absolutely love doing comfort foods with a twist. Enjoying what you write and thank you for sharing!

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    Tara — October 11, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

    Those look incredible and cute. I am going to add them to my Mouth Watering Mondays post this Monday. Come on over to see at Cheers, Tara

  11. #
    ally — October 11, 2012 @ 4:57 pm

    check out those colors! i love it. so inspired! perfect for the season.

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    Jennifer {Mother Thyme} — October 11, 2012 @ 5:00 pm

    These are so cute and festive! What a great little Halloween treat!

  13. #
    Angelyn — October 11, 2012 @ 5:08 pm

    Love all the bright colors! These look awesome!!

  14. #
    Angelyn — October 11, 2012 @ 5:09 pm

    Love all the bright colors! These look awesome!!

  15. #
    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — October 11, 2012 @ 6:16 pm

    The bright colors are making me so happy and excited for Halloween! I am still considering Princess Peach as my costume this year…

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    Lynna — October 12, 2012 @ 12:11 am

    These look gorgeous!

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    scrambledhenfruit — October 12, 2012 @ 3:40 am

    So cute! The kids would love these. :)
    (Grown-ups too!)

  18. #
    Melissa @IWasBornToCook — October 13, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    SO pretty!

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    Amy — November 1, 2012 @ 1:07 pm

    HI there! My daughter and I made these last night for a Halloween dessert. They came out perfect!!!!! My daughter is turning 10 soon and doesn’t want to Trick or Treat anymore, (she’s growing up so fast!)so we decided to make these in place of all that candy! Thanks for an adorable, fun and yummy recipe!!! :)

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    Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking — November 1, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

    Thanks for stopping by, Amy! I’m so happy to hear you and your daughter enjoyed these cupcakes!

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    Katie — October 1, 2013 @ 10:34 pm

    These look so cute, I hope I will be able to find the time to try making them this weekend :)

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