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Candy Corn Cupcakes | An easy recipe for a Halloween treat

Candy Corn Cupcakes for Halloween

These cupcakes are dressed up like candy corn for the perfect Halloween treat!




  1. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. Mix box cake mix with eggs, sour cream, milk and oil till combined. Scrape sides and mix on medium-high for 3 minutes or till very smooth.
  3. Divide batter evenly between two bowls.
  4. Add orange food coloring (or a combination of red and yellow to make orange) to one of the bowls and stir and add more food coloring till it’s a nice deep orange color. Add yellow food coloring to the second bowl of batter.
  5. Put a tablespoon or so of yellow batter into each cupcake liner making sure it’s evenly distributed. Repeat with orange batter making sure it covers the yellow batter.
  6. Bake cupcakes for 20-25 minutes or till a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. To make the frosting, beat butter with 1 cup of the powdered sugar till well mixed. Add the rest of the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla and mix till creamy.
  8. Pipe frosting on top of cupcakes and top with either candy corn or candy pumpkins.


I used Wilton cupcake liners which allowed me to fill each with 3 tablespoons of batter for 12 cupcakes. If you use standard sized cupcake liners, you may get closer to 18 cupcakes.