Jack o’ Lantern Cupcakes

Jack o’ Lantern Cupcakes

Looking for an easy dessert recipe for Halloween? Make these cute Jack o’ Lantern cupcakes using canned pumpkin, Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix and cream cheese frosting.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

servings

1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® butter pecan cake mix
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2
cup water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
2
containers Betty Crocker® Whipped cream cheese frosting
1
teaspoon orange paste food color
2
tubes (0.68 oz each) Betty Crocker® black decorating gel
12
green gumdrops
24
candied pecan halves
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  3. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  4. In medium bowl, mix frosting and food color until blended. Frost cupcakes. Use black decorating gel to make jack-o’-lantern face.
  5. On work surface, flatten gumdrops with rolling pin; cut out leaf shapes with sharp knife. Place leaf cutouts and 1 pecan half on cupcakes near stems.
Makes 24 servings (1 cupcake)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Time-Saving Tip
Omit the gel and jack-o’-lantern face for a simpler pumpkin pecan cupcake.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 250
    • Total Fat 9g
      • (Saturated Fat 2g,),
    • Sodium 200mg;
    • Total Carbohydrate 40g
      • (Dietary Fiber 1/2g,
    • Protein 1g;
    Percent Daily Value*:
      Exchanges:
      • 1/2 Starch;
      • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
      • 2 Fat;
      Carbohydrate Choices:
      • 2 1/2;
      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.