Sooo, if you are looking for something that tastes like candy corn, well I am sorry to disappoint you…but these are not that. You should probably just go and buy some candy corn if that is your cup of tea.
Or make these cupcakes! I like the latter.
These are cupcakes that are adorable and delicious. And have frosting. Therefore.. these cupcakes > candy corn.
They have all the cuteness of candy corn. That is if you think the colors in candy corn are cute. That’s not really the point anyways, these are just perfect for that little holiday coming up next Wednesday. You may have heard of it..Halloween?
Alright, more about these guys…Here we have some candy corn cupcakes.
PSsssst, pssst!! They actually taste like regular old vanilla cupcakes. They’re like good ‘ol grandma’s baking cupcakes when you taste them, but they’re like “woah! party time!” when you look at them.
That is what you are all thinking when you look at these, right? I know you all too well.
Anywho, many people like to make these types of cupcakes with all the colors in the rainbow which is all fine and dandy, but it is Halloween season and I was just trying to stay festive, so I went ahead with some candy corn-looking cupcakes.
These are super easy and perfect for Halloween and easily adjustable to any event, holiday, or Wednesday afternoon. Enjoy!
Halloween Candy Corn Cupcakes
(Using my vanilla cupcake recipe, this made me 12 mini cupcakes and 4 regular sized cupcakes)
orange food coloring (or a combination of red and yellow to create orange)
yellow food coloring
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line muffin tin(s) with liners.
- Prepare vanilla cupcake batter as recipe instructs
- Divide batter into 3 small, separate bowls. In one bowl, use about 10 drops of yellow food coloring to make the batter yellow. In a different batter-filled bowl, make the batter orange by either using orange food coloring or combining red and yellow food coloring to make orange (there are many food coloring boxes and sets that instruct you on how to create colors, such as orange).
- Start by spooning a small layer of yellow batter on the bottom of each lined muffin tin, then spoon a layer of orange on top of yellow, being sure orange touches the edges of the cupcake liner. Lastly, spoon the non-dyed batter on top of the orange batter. It is not overly important whether or not the colors mix.
- Bake cupcakes in preheated oven 18-20 minutes for regular sized cupcakes and 12-14 minutes for mini cupcakes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Top with favorite frosting, and sprinkles!
Random Fact of the Day: Attics were invented in Attica.
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