Candy Corn Cupcakes

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
Candy Corn Cupcakes

Candy Corn Cupcakes
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • Yellow and orange Wilton food gel (about a heaping 1/2 tsp. of each)
  • Frosting

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. 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?

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

  3. 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!

  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!

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