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Easy Candy Corn Cupcakes

I was glancing at the calendar today as I sat down to write this post. How in the world can it be the middle of October already!? Wasn’t it just February yesterday!? Man, time is flying fast. Before you know it, Halloween will be here. I guess I better start thinking of Halloween costumes.

With the rapid approach of Halloween, I’m seeing more and more candy at the grocery store. There are giant bags of candy corn everywhere {which, of course, makes me think of my darling sister who has could eat an entire bag in one sitting}. Though I’m not one to consume an entire bag, there is something incredibly Halloween-y about candy corn. So, to bring a touch of candy corn into my life, I made some insanely easy Candy Corn Cupcakes.

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Easy Candy Corn Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24 cupcakes
  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 can vanilla frosting
  • food coloring
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tin with white paper liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl on medium speed, mix together white cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs. {Did you notice that the ingredients here are just what your box mix says to add?}
  3. Divide batter equally into 3 bowls. In one bowl, add 35 drops of yellow and 6 drops of red food coloring. This will be your orange layer. In second bowl, add 30 drops of yellow food coloring. This will be your yellow layer. Add nothing to the third bowl.
  4. Divide the yellow batter equally into each liner, making sure the mix touches the sides {it measures out to be 1 heaping tablespoon}. Repeat with orange batter, and then white batter, layering each new color on top of the previous.
  5. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clear. Cool in muffin tin for 5 minutes, then allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.
  6. When completely cool, frost and garnish cupcakes.

Easy Candy Corn Cupcakes

See why I call them easy? Nothing from scratch. Basically just dying white cake mix candy corn colors.

Then when you bite into them you get a lovely candy corn surprise of seeing all those pretty layers. {That white isn’t a filling! It is the white batter!} It’s a perfect, yet simple, halloween treat!

What is your favorite Halloween candy? What did you trade for when you were a kid? Mine is Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.