Smiling Scarecrow Cupcakes

Scarecrow Cupcake Recipes
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2 Reviews
These applesauce cupcakes are too cute to scare away any crows, but they are fun to decorate and delicious to eat.
1:30
Prep Time
2:20
Total Time
18 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 3/4 cups
all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon
baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
ground cinnamon
1 cup
sugar
1/2 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
(1 1/2 Cups)
applesauce

Frosting

(1/2 Cup)
firmly packed brown sugar
(1/3 Cup)
@Land O Lakes® Half & Half
(1/4 Cup)
@Land O Lakes® Butter
(2 1/2 Cups)
powdered sugar
(1/2 Teaspoon)
vanilla

Decorations

Pretzel squares*
Cinnamon graham cracker sticks
Chow mein noodles or pretzel sticks
Mini candy-coated chocolate pieces, chocolate chips, decorator candies or decorator gels, as desired
Candy corn
Chocolate sprinkles or licorice candies
 
*Substitute colored marshmallows such as toasted coconut, strawberry or chocolate. Cut off 1 end of marshmallow and press sticky end to graham cracker stick and onto frosting to adhere.

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 18 muffin pan cups; set aside.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda and cinnamon in bowl; set aside.
  3. Combine sugar and 1/2 cup butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture and applesauce; beat at low speed until well mixed.
  4. Fill each muffin pan cup 2/3 full. Bake 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  5. Combine brown sugar, half & half and 1/4 cup butter in 2-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat 5-6 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Cool 20 minutes; add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat at medium speed until smooth and creamy. Cool completely.
  6. Create scarecrow faces by spreading 1 heaping tablespoon frosting over 1 cupcake; place pretzel square onto cupcake to make top of hat. Place small amount of frosting on back-side of graham cracker stick; place below pretzel to make hat band. Insert chow mein noodles into frosting around hat to resemble straw. Make face, using assorted candies, chips or decorator gels. Repeat with remaining cupcakes and decorations.
  7. Store in loosely covered container.

Recipe Tips

- If frosting becomes too firm while decorating cupcakes, stir in additional half & half until desired consistency.

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 cupcake)

Calories
270
Cholesterol
35mg
Carbohydrates
47g
Protein
2g
Fat
9g
Sodium
100mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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Great recipe!!

Rating

This is a great fun way to dress up holiday cup cakes. Great fall theme they will be a hit at my daughters fall party tomorrow at school. They were fun and easy to make.

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