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Candy Corn Cupcakes Recipe

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Who loves fall desserts? This Candy Corn Cupcakes Recipe is a simple way to bring those Halloween and fall colors to your table. Simple recipes for cupcakes are the best!

The two-toned frosting paired with the soft and moist cupcakes makes this recipe amazing. Make a dozen yourself and find out!

Everyone agrees that these yellow and orange cupcakes are the best because it’s a simple and fun recipe. We’ve made these during all times of the year, but the fall months fit the theme.

Candy Corn Cupcakes Recipe

It never fails that baking together with the kids brings everyone together. Cooking is always the answer whenever I want a few extra minutes with the kids.

The kids love decorating cupcakes, and it’s just a fun way to instill life skills into them while doing something fun together that creates memories.

We also all love that making these cupcakes is a simple and fast way to create yummy cupcakes. This is a great treat for making desserts!

What are fun Halloween cupcake toppings?

Halloween is approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about spooky treats like Candy Corn Sugar Cookies and other candy corn goodies! Try stirring up some deathly delicious cupcakes with fun Halloween cupcake toppings.

There are so many eerie and exciting options, from ghosts made of marshmallows to witch hats made of chocolate. You could even top your cupcakes with gummy worms or candy corn for a classic Halloween treat.

With so many possibilities, the only limit is your imagination and creativity. Get together with your friends and family and experiment with combinations to make your cupcakes very tasty and perfect for any Halloween party.

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How do I store leftover cupcakes?

After indulging in a delicious batch of cupcakes, the last thing you want to do is throw away any leftovers. To keep your sweet treats fresh, storing them properly is essential.

One option is to place them in an airtight container and keep them at room temperature for one day. Another option is to store them in the fridge for up to five days. Just let them come to room temperature before serving to ensure maximum flavor and enjoyment.

With these storage tips, you’ll never have to waste a cupcake again.

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Candy Corn Cupcakes Recipe

Candy Corn Cupcakes Recipe

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This Candy Corn Cupcakes Recipe is made using a white cake mix. It's so fast and simple!


  • 1 box of white cake mix
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 4 large egg whites
  • *½ 3- or 6-ounce box of orange jello, divided
  • Yellow and orange food coloring

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of softened salted butter
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • ½ 3- or 6-ounce box of orange jello, divided
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Yellow and orange food coloring


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Add the cupcake liners to a muffin pan.
  2. Add the cake mix into a bowl. Add the water, egg whites, and oil. Mix with a mixer.
  3. Divide the batter into three bowls.
  4. Add the orange jello into one bowl with 1-3 drops of orange food coloring. In another bowl, add 1-3 drops of yellow food coloring, and leave the last bowl without color.
  5. Add the batter to the cupcake liners by first adding the yellow, then the orange, and top with the white. Fill the liners 2/3 full.
  6. Put in the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool entirely.
  7. To make the frosting, grab a clean bowl and cream the butter until light and fluffy.
  8. Mix in the salt and vanilla.
  9. Mix in the powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until creamy and peaks form. Add 1-3 tablespoons of milk or heavy cream if you want to thin it out.
  10. Evenly divide the frosting into 3 bowls. Add the orange jello into one bowl. Add 1-3 drops of orange food coloring in one bowl and the yellow food coloring into another.
  11. Put each color of frosting into its own small piping bag until there are three bags full of frosting. Cut off the tips on the small bags and then put the smaller bag into a large piping bag.
  12. Before adding the frosting to the cupcakes, squeeze out a bit onto a plate until you see all three of the colors coming out.
  13. Once that happens, frost the cupcakes and then top with sprinkles, edible glitter, and anything else that you want.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 292Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 224mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 0gSugar: 27gProtein: 2g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 9/22/2023

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Beautiful Voyager

Saturday 7th of October 2023

Beautifully decorated! Thanks so much for sharing and for posting on Fiesta Friday. Hope to see you again at the party.

Kelli Miller

Wednesday 25th of October 2023

I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the Candy Corn Cupcakes recipe and appreciated the decoration! It was a pleasure to share it on Fiesta Friday. Your feedback inspires me to create and share more such delightful treats. Looking forward to joining the party again with more festive recipes to add to the celebration.

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