Jack-O'-Lantern Cupcakes

Halloween Cupcake Recipes
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Create a jack-o’-lantern patch with these decorated cupcakes.
35 min
Prep Time
1:25
Total Time
24 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

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
large Land O Lakes® Eggs
3/4 cup
mini real semi-sweet chocolate chips

Frosting

3 cups
powdered sugar
4 ounces
cream cheese, softened
3 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 to 2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
Red and yellow food color*

Decorations

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

Decoration

Leaf-shaped gumdrops, if desired
 
*Substitute orange food color.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Make jack-o’-lantern face on each cupcake using black decorator gel; place gumdrop on top end of each cupcake.
  5. 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.

Recipe Tips

- 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
Cholesterol
45mg
Carbohydrates
41g
Protein
3g
Fat
11g
Sodium
290mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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this is awsome !!!!!!!!

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