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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
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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_corn
This is one of my Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club Recipes – don’t forget to visit at www2.pricechopper.com/kids