I have been waiting to share today’s recipe with you for a year now! I found this idea last Halloween over at Our Sweet Life.
I printed it off and stuck it in my Candy Corn File – yes I have a file just for candy corn ideas!
Wednesday night I was asked to teach a cupcake class to some of the young women at church so I knew this was the perfect opportunity to make Candy Corn Cupakes.
Are these not the cutest things you have ever seen!?!?!?!?
Our Sweet Life’s version were done in mini cupcake tins but mine are full size.
I made a trip to our local decorating shop – The Decorette Shop and found some fun candy corn themed items. If you don’t have a local cake decorating shop you can find lots of fun things on line at Bake it Pretty including these fun candy corn looking cupcake liners I used.
You can use your favorite white or vanilla cupcake recipe or if you must use a white cake mix. I am still on the search for the perfect vanilla cupcake recipe. For the candy corn cupcakes I used the Joy of Baking recipe. I liked it but I think I will keep looking – have any suggestions for me? I loved the addition of the lemon zest the recipe calls for.
I used my favorite basic buttercream recipe for the frosting.
But here is the best part…..
You add food coloring to the batter and even the inside of the cupcake looks like candy corn!!!
You divide your cake batter in half, adding yellow to one and orange to the other. Add the yellow batter first into the cupcake liners and then freeze the batter for about 10 minutes and then add the layer of orange and bake! Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Does it get any cuter!!!
Candy Corn cupcakes are sure to be the hit of any Halloween Party you have to attend this next week!