Halloween Cupcake Recipes

Jack-O'-Lantern Cupcakes

Create a jack-o’-lantern patch with these decorated cupcakes.

35 min. prep time
24 cupcakes
151 Rating



1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package butter recipe chocolate cake mix
Water as directed on package
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips


3 cups powdered sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
Red and yellow food color*


Black decorator gel or icing
24 small green gumdrops
Crushed chocolate wafer cookies
Green licorice strands
Leaf-shaped gumdrops


Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.

Combine all cupcake ingredients in bowl; beat according to package directions. Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 18-21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely.

Combine all frosting ingredients except food color in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Tint frosting orange using red and yellow food color; beat until well mixed. Frost cooled cupcakes.

Make jack-o’-lantern face on each cupcake using black decorator gel; place gumdrop on top end of each cupcake.

Spread crushed chocolate cookies onto serving platter to create pumpkin patch. Place strands of green licorice and leaf-shaped gumdrops onto crushed cookies to make vines; lay cupcakes on their sides around vines.

*Substitute orange food color.

Recipe Tip

- If crumbs are sticking to frosting, spread a very thin layer of frosting over cakes. Let stand 10 minutes or until set. Frost cakes with remaining frosting.

- Want variety in your pumpkin patch? Make 18 regular-size cupcakes and 12 mini-size cupcakes. Bake regular-size cupcakes 18-21 minutes and mini-size cupcakes 15-17 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories: 270

Fat: 11g

Cholesterol: 45mg

Sodium: 290mg

Carbohydrates: 41g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #14414©2008Land O'Lakes, Inc.

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