Tasty Tuesday: Candy Corn Cupcakes!

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I love candy corn!! :)

So I’ve seen these cute little cupcakes all around blog land and in magazines, and knew I had to try them. They are the perfect cupcakes for a fun Halloween party! They were definitely not my idea, but I’m glad I found them! I I liked our best bites version the best but here are a few other cute ones as well home based mom, Phoebe’s cupcakes, Megan’s Munchies.
I used a recipe from a church cookbook I had and then used a cream cheese frosting, but you could really make these with any cupcake recipe, just make sure to put enough food coloring in. I probably could of even added more!
Did you make this recipe?

Candy Corn Cupcakes


  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c water
  • 1 c sour cream
    (Isn’t it amazing the difference sour cream makes? Thanks Mom for your sugar cookie recipe, that introduced me to baking with sour cream. It makes goodies SO moist!)
  • Food coloring (orange and yellow)
  • Frosting of choice


With an electric mixer, beat all ingredients for about 2 min. Divide batter into two separate bowls. Add about a 1/2 tsp of food coloring in to each bowl. Stir Well. Spoon about 1 TB of yellow into the bottom of each cupcake liner. Then spoon about 1 TB of orange batter on top of that. Bake for 20 min, remove and let cool completely before frosting.

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To frost them you’ll need a 1M Wilton tip and large coupler. I liked how our best bites frosted them the best, so I used their tutorial here. Once you use this frosting tip, you will never go back! It makes frosting the cupcake so much easier, more fun, and they look so much better!

halloween cupcakes with sprinkles

Or let the kids just use sprinkles! Those are always a big hit!!



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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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23 comments on “Tasty Tuesday: Candy Corn Cupcakes!”

  1. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com Reply

    These are adorable and look tasty too!

  2. Mmmmm…those look yummy! Such a clever idea!

  3. I've been on a candy corn kick! Those cupcakes are so pretty~ I'll try them this weekend.

  4. these almost look tooooo good to eat

  5. These look soooo yummy!! Now I'm going to have to make some :) Thanks for sharing! BTW…I blogged about them here:


    Thanks again :)

  6. sooo cute…..what did you use for the frosting??

  7. Okay, I am seconding Jenna Lee's comment. The frosting looks amazing. What did you use?

  8. Woooow, I want these. Right. Now. Best part of this time of year: candy corn.

  9. A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! I love your ideas! Thanks for sharing. http://www.inbetweenlaundry.blogspot.com

  10. These are so cute and look so yummy!! Did you bring those to the party?? How did I miss them. PS. I want the recipe to that apple dip that was there!

  11. These are adorable and yet so easy, thanks for sharing!! This will be a fun treat to make with my daughter over the weekend!


  12. LOVE these little Halloween treats!:-)

  13. Kate @ Our Best Bites Reply

    Thanks, Jamielyn! :)

  14. could you share the frosting recipe

  15. whilehewasnapping Reply

    These are so cute. And I love that you 'bettered' the cake mix! Sour cream really does make a huge difference. If you get a chance, I'd love for you to come link these to my Halloween party this weekend. whilehewasnapping.blogspot.com


  16. oooh, these look SO yummy!!!

    Thanks for linking up!!

  17. These are awesome!, we made them last week, and I have included a link to you in my post today… thanks for sharing!

  18. Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming Reply

    Hi Jamielyn – These are super cute and sound fantastic! I'll be featuring these today! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks so much for linking to The Sunday Showcase – I greatly appreciate it! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  19. These are so cute! Love the sprinkles and decorations!

  20. Yummy…I can't wait to make these for my kids!

  21. Madigan at madiganmade Reply

    I love candycorn! Yum.

  22. They look delicious. I can’t wait until Halloween so that I have an excuse to make them. I wish I had found this recipe last year.

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