Candy Corn Cupcakes
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Candy Corn Cupcakes

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"A cute way of making cupcakes so that they will have the colored layers of candy corn. Fun for Halloween!"

Ingredients

55 m servings 238 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 238 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 10.6 g
  • 16%
  • Carbs:
  • 35g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 199 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners.
  2. Place cake mix in a bowl, and pour in water and vegetable oil; add 3 eggs. With electric mixer on low speed, beat the cake mix with water, oil, and eggs until thoroughly combined, about 2 minutes. Pour half the cake mix into a second bowl; divide the remaining cake mix in half, and place into 2 separate small bowls.
  3. Color the largest portion of the cake mix orange by mixing in 4 drops of red food coloring and 6 drops of yellow food coloring. Into a second, smaller bowl of cake mix, mix in 10 drops of red food coloring, 12 drops of yellow food coloring, and 6 drops of green food coloring, to color that bowl brown. Into the last remaining small bowl of cake mix, stir in 5 drops of yellow food coloring to color that bowl yellow.
  4. Spoon yellow cake batter into the bottoms of 12 prepared cupcake cups, filling them about 1/3 full. Spoon the brown batter into the bottoms of the remaining 12 prepared cupcake cups, filling them about 1/3 full. Spoon orange cupcake mix over the yellow and brown layers, filling the cupcakes about 2/3 full. Try not to jar or shake the filled cupcakes, to avoid mixing layers.
  5. Carefully place cupcakes into the preheated oven, and bake until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 22 minutes. Allow to cool.
  6. Frost each cooled cupcake with the white frosting; place a piece of yellow, orange, and white candy corn on top of each yellow and orange cupcake. Place a brown, orange, and white piece of candy corn on top of each brown and orange cupcake.

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These cupcakes are delicious and adorable! Box cake mix is always good, and the added color effects are eye catching. I simply used too many drops of food coloring for my orange, so it sank into...

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Well, these didn't turn out nearly as cute as I was hoping they would. First of all, I knew I should have used gel coloring instead of liquid because the colors really faded during baking, so th...

Well, these didn't turn out nearly as cute as I was hoping they would. First of all, I knew I should have used gel coloring instead of liquid because the colors really faded during baking, so th...

I have done a similar cupcake design for Christmas with alternating red and green batter and it turned out fine. The other reviewer is right, this is about presentation. So, if the coloration ...

These cupcakes are delicious and adorable! Box cake mix is always good, and the added color effects are eye catching. I simply used too many drops of food coloring for my orange, so it sank into...

I am going to eat this every halloween! It is so good!

You can do many things with the recipe! It really is not for flavor, more for looks, since you are just using box cake mix. I used white cake mix and also french vanilla cake mix. I did the colo...

We made these for our son's school carnival and they were a sensational hit. I simply made them chocolate with chocolate icing. My husband put on the mini marshmallows and candy corn. "Monster ...

I had fun making these, but they do take more work. Definitely took more time to do two separate colors to each cupcake. They were cute in appearance, but unfortunately no one even commented o...

I loved this recipe! And more importantly, so did everyone at work! I used orange colored sugar to decorate the cupcakes, and I had made a simple white butter cream. I didn't have any issue...