Midnight Madness Cupcakes

Garnish these tasty chocolate cupcakes with moon cutouts made from snack cakes - a perfect dessert treat on the occasion of Halloween.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box (15.25 oz) chocolate fudge cake mix with pudding
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
2
containers (12 oz each) fluffy white whipped ready-to-spread frosting
1/2
teaspoon purple paste food color
2
tablespoons black sanding sugar
1/2
cup purple rock candy, if desired
24
creme-filled chocolate soft snack cakes
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups or spray with cooking spray. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 2 Spoon frosting into medium bowl; tint with purple food color. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with sanding sugar. Top with rock candy. Cut out each snack cake to look like crescent moon. Garnish cupcakes with moon cutouts.

Expert Tips

Use chocolate-covered marshmallows sandwich pies as another garnish option.

Use outside edge of 2-inch round cutter to cut the curve of the moon in each snack cake.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
429
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
21%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Sodium
315mg
315%;
Total Carbohydrate
57g
57%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.