Candy Corn Cupcakes


I feel like our society tends to skip over holidays these days. I was just in store that had their Christmas decorations out.

Um, isn’t this a bit soon?!

It’s not even Halloween yet, which got me wanting to make something very Halloweenesque.

My mom told me about this cute idea for festive candy corn cupcakes. {I think she got the idea from a Family Circle or Woman’s Day magazine.} I thought it was genius. They sounded adorable and easy to make.

I took a little study break to experiment with my own version of these  candy corn cupcakes during the week. Easy peasy and cute to boot! I highly recommend making these for a festive Halloween weekend.


I just made a basic vanilla cupcake batter. Then I divided the batter in two and added yellow food coloring to one bowl.


Red and yellow food coloring to make orange in another bowl.


I use these gel food colorings and you only need a tiny toothpick amount.


This was my first time using them to make orange… turned out rather neon.


Line your cupcake pan with liners and add a spoonful of yellow batter. Top with the orange.


I baked my mini-cupcakes at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Took them out of the pan to cool on a wire rack.


After they cooled, I frosted them with white cream cheese frosting. I just used a small circle tip.


Swirled the frosting around the top.


Aren’t these things cute? They turned out better than I could have imagined. I like how vibrant the yellow and orange came out after baking. {The red food coloring got the better of my fingers though. Watch the gels….they will stain.}


Yummy too.


RECIPE: Vanilla cupcake recipe from Alice Medrich, for Sharffen Berger Chocolates.

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10 Responses to Candy Corn Cupcakes

  1. Liz says:

    Super fun! I’m going to make something pumpkin with real baking pumpkins tonight … any thoughts?

  2. Christina says:

    So cute! Perfect for halloween! :)

  3. Jennifer says:

    Fantastic idea, they are so cute!!!

  4. Bakeolicious says:

    What fun cupcakes. They look absolutely gorgeous.

    I’d love for you to submit one of your beautiful photos, and a link to your post, to my new baking photo gallery showcasing the best baking, sweets and desserts on the web.

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  6. deborahinPS says:

    I made these today!!! Oh how danged darling…I can’t wait to bring them to a brunch tomorrow :)
    I’ll frost them with cream cheese frosting.
    Really, I’m over the moon with the results :)

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  8. These cupcakes are so amazing! I’ve fall in love with them! I would really like to showcase this recipe on my cupcake recipes and ideas blog if you agree.

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