Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Simple Halloween Cupcakes

I kept seeing these cute Halloween cupcakes in magazines and around the internet, and I had to make some! This recipe is from Real Simple magazine. I modified it, though. The original recipe called for pumpkin puree and pumpkin pie spice, and I'm just not a big fan of pumpkin flavor.

Halloween Cupcakes

1 18.5 ounce box of yellow cake mix (plus the ingredients called for in the package directions)
8 ounces of cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cups confectioners' sugar
24 pieces of candy corn

Heat oven to 350. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners. Prepare the cake mix as directed. (To add the pumpkin flavoring: add 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice, and substitute a 15 ounce can of pumpkin puree for the water called for in the cake directions).

Divide the batter among the muffin tins and bake until a toothpick inserted into center of a cupcake comes out clean; about 18-22 minutes. Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

Frosting: Use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Spread on the cupcakes and top each with a piece of candy corn.

Handy Boy loved these! Also, I used an extra-moist cake mix. It really helped to make the cupcakes super-moist and yummy.

Linking to: Trendy Treehouse/Tales from Bloggeritaville/Somewhat Simple/Beyond the Picket Fence/Fireflies and Jellybeans/Paisley Passions/Fingerprints on the Fridge/A Little Knick Knack/Tidy Mom/It's a Hodgepodge Life/Chic on a Shoestring Decorating/Finding Fabulous/a little lovely/The Girl Creative/Making the World Cuter/Keeping it Simple/Today's Creative Blog/Tatertots and Jello/All Thingz Related/Lucky Star Lane/Hoosier Homemade


very merry vintage style said...

These look yummy - cute with the candy corn.

Liz@HoosierHomemade said...

These look great! Thanks so much for Celebrating Autumn with us!

Meg said...

Oh, yum. I'm lovin' anything with sugar these days! Must try!

Becky said...

Yummy! Thanks for sharing at Beyond the Picket Fence's Under $100 linky party.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

I'll be back! Love your blog!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Looks great! I'm the poster after you on Metamorphosis Monday and just wanted to drop by and introduce myself. It's very nice to meet you!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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