Candy Corn Cupcakes & McCormick Spooky Squad Giveaway

by jerseygirl on October 21, 2012 · 439 comments


Halloween is right around the corner so it is time to start thinking about some treats. I was asked to be part of McCormick’s Spooky Squad and the first thing I made was some candy corn cupcakes. I am not a big candy corn person.  The rest of my family loves them and I don’t mind eating the cupcakes. I just take the candy corn off the top and let my children fight over the extra candy corn.

These cupcakes are very easy to make. It is a good thing because I am not very creative when it comes to Halloween treats.  I can always use some help when it comes to cake decorating. With a little help from McCormick, I have plenty of treat ideas for my kids. To see some of the other spooky recipes, click HERE.

Now McCormick is letting me host a Halloween giveaway where one of my readers will win this cool Halloween package.  It includes:

  • A Cute Halloween Apron
  • A Set of Colorful Kitchen Aid Mixing Bowls
  • An Expandable Baking Rack
  • An assortment of McCormick Food Colorings and Extracts
  • Halloween Candies for Decorating

To enter, please leave a comment telling me your favorite Halloween treat.  For extra entries  you can:

Leave a separate comment for each entry telling me you follow, pinned, etc. There are 7  possible entries per person!

Please leave your comments by Tuesday, October 23rd at 11:59pm EST.  A winner will be randomly picked and announced on Wednesday, October 24th.  Sorry, but you can only enter if you have a US mailing address. Good luck everyone!

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Candy Corn Cupcakes & McCormick Spooky Squad Giveaway
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Halloween treats
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Serves: 24
Inspired by Halloween’s signature candy, these bright cupcakes feature vibrant layers of orange and yellow cake topped with creamy white frosting and sprinkles.
  • 1 package (18¼ ounces) white cake mix
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • McCormick® Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye
  • 1 container (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Assorted decorations, such as orange sprinkles and candy corn
  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla. Divide batter in half. Tint one batch yellow with ⅓ teaspoon yellow food color. Tint second batch orange with ¼ teaspoon yellow food color and ⅛ teaspoon red food color.
  2. Fill each paper-lined muffin cup ⅓ full with yellow batter. Gently add orange batter on top of yellow batter, filling each muffin cup ⅔ full. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.
  3. Frost cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles and candy corn.


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