Candy Corn Cupcakes

Candy Corn Cupcakes

These festive cupcakes will look perfect as a centerpiece at any kid or adult Halloween party.

45 min. prep time
24 servings
242 Ratings



3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest


1 1/2 cups Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 (7-ounce) jars marshmallow crème
2 to 4 tablespoons orange juice
Yellow food color
Orange food color
24 candy corn candies, if desired


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

Combine all cupcake ingredients in bowl; beat on low speed until combined. Increase speed to medium; beat until well mixed.

Spoon batter evenly into muffin cups. Bake 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes in pan; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Combine 1 1/2 cups butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in bowl. Beat on medium speed until creamy. Add marshmallow crème; continue beating until well mixed. Add orange juice, tablespoon at a time, until frosting is spreading consistency.

Spoon 1 1/2 cups frosting into one bowl; tint with yellow color. Place 1 1/4 cups frosting into second bowl; tint with orange food color.

Place yellow, orange and white frosting each into separate piping bags fitted with star tips. Pipe yellow frosting in swirled circle pattern onto each cupcake; pipe orange frosting onto yellow frosting. Top with white frosting to create candy corn colors. Place 1 candy corn into white frosting, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 370

Fat: 18g

Cholesterol: 75mg

Sodium: 280mg

Carbohydrates: 49g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 3g

Recipe #16073©2013Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Very good, I kept adding oj until I got the thin icing, but not watery, great fall recipe, kids loved em, thanks
nice recipe but not appropriate for a cupcakes. The finished product was too heavy for cupcakes

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