If ever there was a king of Halloween candy it's got to be candy corn. Love them or hate them they've been around since the 19th century and I think they're here to stay.
Candy corn may not be my personal favorite, they were normally the last things to be eaten from my trick-or-treat loot bag, but I think I've reinterpreted them in a fun way with these cupcakes. How great would these be for kids or kids at heart to make?
To make my life easy I used a mix for the cake. Don't judge! I grew up on them and look how I turned out...lol!
Now to the Halloween giveaway.....
The nice people at McCormick sent me their "Tricks for your Treats" kit to sample. And the best part is I was able to procure another kit to give away to one of my blog readers. If you love Halloween baking this is right up your alley!
Here are just some of the things included in the kit: food colors, cupcake liners, a silicone baking mat, an oven mitt and a Le Creuset silicone spatula.
To enter, just answer the following question in the Comments section of this post by 12pm PST Monday October 17th. The winner will be chosen randomly and announced on October 18th.
What's your favorite Halloween candy?
RULES: Only one entry per person and you must leave your email address in the comment. In addition McCormick's cannot ship to P.O. Boxes so be sure you have a physical mailing address in the US.
Candy Corn Cupcakes
- White Cake Batter (I used cake mix but you can use your favorite homemade recipe..just make sure you only use egg whites in the batter. There should be enough batter to make two-9" cakes, which yields about 24 cupcakes)
- Yellow and Orange Food Color
- Vanilla Swiss Meringue Buttercream
- Candy Corn for decoration
Starting with the yellow batter, divide it equally among two paper-lined 12-count muffin pans. Then continue with the orange batter and finally the white batter. Bake cupcakes per the directions from the mix or your recipe.
Frost cooled cupcakes with buttercream and decorate with candy corn.