How to Make the Best Candy Corn Cupcakes

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It is that time of year – the candy corn season! Did you know, however, that it is also the best time to make candy corn cupcakes? If you want to make this yummy treat into something delicious to enjoy any time of year, then try these cupcakes!

– all-purpose flour – salt – baking soda – cocoa powder – unsalted butter – sugar – Baker’s German’s chocolate – eggs – egg yolks – vegetable oil – vanilla extract


– Sift flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda together in a bowl. – Beat butter on high for 30 seconds. – Add sugar and vanilla extract to the butter until well combined. – Add egg whites, one at a time, mixing after each. – Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each. – Add 1/3 C  flour mixture to the wet mixture followed by adding 1/3  C of the buttermilk; add 1/3 C flour mixture again then add 1/3 C  buttermilk mix on low speed, add 1/3 C of flour and add the rest of 1/3 C of buttermilk mix in low speed until thoroughly blended.

– Yellow and Red food coloring – White frosting – Sprinkles of your choice – and candy corn


Take your 3 bowls of white cake batter…you will leave one white. On the second one add 6 drops of yellow food coloring to make the yellow layer of the cupcakes. In the third bowl add 3 drops of yellow and 3 drops of red food coloring for the orange cake mix. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and line your cupcake pan with cupcake liners. You are going to fill the liners with the cake batter in layers.

Fill cake liners starting with yellow batter, then orange, then white Bake for 18-22 minutes, until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean. Let them cool completely before you go on to decorating them. You can make buttercream frosting or buy a tub of white frosting – either way, divide the frosting into 3 different bowls, like you did the cake mix.

Leave one white. Add 6 drops of yellow food coloring for yellow and stir it in well. Then, add 3 drops of yellow and 3 drops of red for orange frosting, blending it in well.  Fill 3 separate piping bags with each color and frost your candy corn cupcakes by piping a layer of yellow frosting first

You then add orange frosting to the inner lining of the yellow frosting.

And then finally add the white frosting atop the orange frosting in a smaller quantity.

You can also add the frosting in different patterns...whichever way you feel comfortable and repeat the process until completed.

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