Halloween Candy Corn Cupcakes Recipe

Get Your Halloween Party Going with these Adorable Candy Corn Cupcakes!

Happy National Candy Corn Day! In celebration of this glorious day, we would love to share with you a delightful and fun cupcake recipe! Inspired by Halloween’s signature candy, these bright cupcakes feature vibrant layers of orange and yellow cake topped with creamy white frosting and sprinkles.

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Serves 10
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Allergy Egg, Milk, Peanuts, Wheat
Meal type Dessert
Misc Child Friendly
Occasion Halloween
Website McCormick
For easier measurement, 1/4 tsp. Food Color = 20 to 25 drops


  • 1 Large Packaged White Cake Mix
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 jar Vanilla Frosting
  • Assorted Food Coloring Drops
  • Assorted Edible Decorations (Such as yellow and orange sprinkles, candy corns, and colored sugar sprinkles)


Step 1
Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla. Divide batter in half. Tint one batch yellow with 1/3 teaspoon yellow food color. Tint second batch orange with 1/4 teaspoon yellow food color and 1/8 teaspoon red food color.
Step 2
Fill each paper-lined muffin cup 1/3 full with yellow batter. Gently add orange batter on top of yellow batter, filling each muffin cup 2/3 full. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.
Step 3
Decorate as desired with sprinkles, colored sugar and candy corn.

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