Candy Corn Cupcakes

Here is a simple and easy quick fix recipe.  It not only looks festive and fun, but it tastes great too.  These cupcakes are certain to be a hit at the classroom party!

Candy Corn Cupcakes by Jodie Fitz

 1 box Price Chopper white cake mix

1 cup flour

Yellow food coloring

Orange food coloring

Price Chopper Vanilla frosting

Candy Corn

White cupcake liners (to see candy corn effect)

 Preheat oven to 350°F.  Line cupcake tins with liners.  Mix the cake batter as directed on the box.  Add the flour and mix thoroughly.  Separate the batter equally into three separate bowls; approximately 2 cups each.  Add orange food coloring to one batter, add yellow food coloring to the second batter and leave one plain.  Using a muffin scoop or spoon, begin filling the cupcake liners with a layer of orange batter, followed by a layer of yellow batter and top with plain batter.  Bake as directed.  Frost and decorate with candy corn.  Makes 24 cupcakes.

 Note:  If you are using professional cake decorating food coloring you only need an 1/8 of a teaspoon to create a strong vivid color.  If you are using the liquid food coloring you will need approximately 10 drops to create a strong bold color.

 This recipe is meant to be a simple, fun recipe and they enjoy the layers as they bite into the cupcake.  It’s an easy way for them to help you with a classroom treat or just for fun.

 Did You Know?!?

October 30th is National Candy Corn Day.  In fact, it is estimated that 20 million pounds of candy corn is sold each year.  A lot of success for a candy created in the 1880’s.

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43 Comments on “Candy Corn Cupcakes”

  1. Thanks for linking up Jodie. These colours seem to be all in at the moment, I suppose for autumn and halloween coming up. I will definitely be using these colours next time I make cake 🙂

    1. Hi there – just stopped by. THANKS…will try to remember to swing by with a few other creations that will be out to share soon! Have a GREAT evening…

    1. THANK YOU! Great for classroom parties, adult events or just because…
      Have a great evening ~ Jodie

    1. They are perfect for both! Stay tuned…there’s more to share this month 🙂 Have a great week ~ Jodie

  2. My husband is already begging me to make these for him!! They look great! Thanks for linking up with us for Mommy Moments Monday!

  3. Love candy cane and these look wonderful. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back and vote on Sunday. Would love if you could link back this recipe to us, thanks

    1. HI there! I’m sorry I missed voting…just popping on & sifting through comments & catching up!!! Yesterday we celebrated a birthday in our home so it’s been crazy…

  4. I love this idea! My daughter will love making them for Halloween! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  5. Such a cute idea. I have a feeling they are as good as they look! If you haven’t already, I hope you’ll visit “One Creative Weekend” on (open every Fri-Wed) and link up this idea and anything else you’d like to share.

  6. Looks so yummy! Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

    1. HI there – just popped over with a new treat to share! THANK YOU for hosting…Have a GREAT week. Wishing you much success on your party ~ Jodie

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