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Ghoulishly Good Cupcakes

Ghoulishly Good Cupcakes
15 Min

With a box of cake mix, a few special ingredients, and some festive toppers you can easily create these Ghoulishly Good Cupcakes that are perfect for a Halloween party. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 10 drops orange food color, divided
  • 1 (16.5-ounce) package yellow cake mix, batter prepared according to package directions
  • 1 (16-ounce) can white frosting
  • Orange sprinkles for garnish
  • 24 Halloween decorative candies

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
  2. In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese, sugar, and egg until smooth. Add 4 drops of food color and mix until thoroughly combined.
  3. Fill each muffin cup 2/3 full with cake batter. Drop a heaping teaspoon of cream cheese mixture in center of batter in each cup.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.
  5. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine frosting and 6 drops of food color; mix until thoroughly combined. Frost cupcakes with orange frosting, then decorate with sprinkles and candies.


Add to the fun by using Halloween-themed paper liners!

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