Tuesday, October 25, 2011

3 Easy Halloween Cupcakes

I have a really fun recipe to share with you today!
It's one cupcake mix that can be made 3 different ways.

Here's the recipe:
1 box of vanilla cake mix
1/3 cup oil
1 cup sour cream
3 eggs
1 tsp. almond extract

Idea #1
Pumpkin in a Cupcake

I made a batch of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie mix and then colored it orange and green.
Then form little pumpkins out of the dough.
Then put a scoop of cake batter in the cupcake liner.
Put your little cookie dough pumpkin in the cake batter.
Then put another scoop of cake batter on top to cover it.
Since the cupcakes had to be really full to cover the cookie dough, I bake them a little longer than usual.  I kept them in about 20 minutes at 350.  Cooking times and temperatures depend on your oven and altitude.
But...I think they turned out pretty cute!
My kids got a kick out of the "secret" inside the cupcake :)

Idea #2
Candy Corn Cupcakes
First, make the cake batter and then divide it into two bowls.
Color one yellow, and the other orange.
Then, put a scoop of yellow batter in the cupcake liner, and then a scoop of orange on top.
Once they are baked and cooled, swirl some white buttercream frosting on top. 
When you cut them in half...ta-da!
Candy corn colored cupcakes :)

Idea #3
Harvest Cupcakes

For this last idea, I just baked the vanilla cupcakes in the harvest cupcake liners from Wal-mart.  Then I topped them with vanilla buttercream frosting and candy-corn-colored sprinkles.  The cupcake liners came with these darling little pumpkins and leaves.  Super cute.  Super easy.

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  2. those look yummy!


  3. YUM! Those look and sound SO good!!

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