Scary Skull Cakes

Scary Skull Cakes

Make headlines with these spooky treats, fashioned out of white cake mix and assorted candies.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

cupcakes

1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
12
large marshmallows, halved
1
container Betty Crocker® Whipped vanilla frosting
48
small chocolate-covered mint candies (from 4.75-oz box)
24
chocolate chips
1/4
cup slivered almonds
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make, bake and cool cupcakes as directed on box.
  2. Carefully pull back a small section of paper from each cupcake; insert marshmallow half between paper and cake of each. Frost tops of cupcakes and marshmallows to look like skull shape.
  3. For each skull cake, use 2 mint candies for eyes, 1 chocolate chip, point side down, for nose, and 6 to 8 almonds for teeth. Store loosely covered.
Makes 24 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
These cupcakes can be made several days ahead and frozen. You can freeze them before or after decorating.
Look for Halloween-themed paper baking cups in the baking aisle at your local craft store.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cupcake)
  • Calories 270
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 3g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 160mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 34g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.