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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Halloween is only a few weeks away.  I bought all the Fall Hershey Kisses at Target last week and I was looking for a good recipe to use them in.  I saw these cupcakes over at Our Best Bites and decided it was the perfect way to use the candy corn kisses!  The cupcakes are super cute, but they are also really tasty.  I like to bake cakes from scratch, but everyone needs a good doctored up cake mix recipe in their arsenal.  I made the frosting from scratch, so that should count for something.

Candy Corn Cupcakes
(Printable Recipe)

1 18.25-oz. white cake mix
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. vegetable oil
3 large eggs
1 tsp. almond extract
Yellow and orange Wilton food gel (about a heaping 1/2 tsp. of each)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 12-cup muffin tins with white paper liners. Combine all ingredients except for food coloring in a large bowl and beat on low speed for 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then beat on medium for 2 additional minutes.

Divide batter equally into two bowls; you should have about 2 1/4-2 1/2 c. of batter in each bowl. Mix about 1/2 heaping tsp. of yellow coloring into one bowl of batter and 1/2 heaping tsp. of orange coloring into the other bowl.

Divide the yellow batter evenly among the muffin tins. I used a standard cookie scoop, which measures about 1 Tbsp. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about 5 minutes in the pan and then allow to cool completely on a cooling rack. When ready, frost the cupcakes and garnish with a candy corn.

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  1. Those look yummy. I love adding sour cream to a cake mix. Makes it nice and moist. I always make my cupcakes with a little something extra inside too. You should give it a try. Check out this recipe. http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/2010/05/cupcakes-by-through-grins-and-giggles.html

  2. What happened to the orange batter?

  3. I love that bright orange color of the cupcakes. This is such a cute and tasty idea for Halloween.

  4. I love this idea! I haven't seen those candy corn kisses..I will have to find some & give your cupcakes a try. We are always up for new cupcakes here!

  5. Jacob said he'll give you $5 for a dozen of these!

  6. I'm sorry, I don't think I read anything after "candy corn kisses". I'm enthralled and ready to head to the store. I haven't seen these but candy corn is one of my favorites and as a Hershey kiss? Twisted.

    Great looking cupcakes, Steph!

  7. Your cupcakes are so cute! And your frosting looks insanely good!

  8. Your cupcakes are so festive and cute! The frosting looks so delicious, especially in the sliced side shot:) YUM!

  9. I'm wondering about what happened to the orange batter also?

  10. I just used more yellow batter than orange batter in this cupcake. The orange is just on top and the sides.

  11. Do you put the orange batter on top of the yellow prior to cooking?? What proportion? Maybe two to one--two parts yellow and one part orange? How do you keep it from sinking to the bottom?

  12. Your not understanding what everyone is asking. they all asked you "what happened to the orange batter??" and i think that you think they're referring to your pictures. however, you fail to mention what to do with the orange batter in your instructions. You say to "Divide the yellow batter evenly among the muffin tins." but then you don't ever say what to do with the orange batter. do you just throw it away?? do you put it over the yellow batter after 10 min of baking the the yellow 1st? or before baking??? see my point!!


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