“The Count” Cupcakes

“The Count” Cupcakes

Here's a fang-tastic look for cake mix cupcakes. Dye prepared frosting with food coloring, add candies for the face.

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box (18.25 oz) Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
drops red food color
drops blue food color
container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
tablespoons candy-coated milk chocolate candies (48 candies)
cup red candy-coated licorice candies (72 candies)
tablespoons white vanilla baking chips (48 chips)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  3. Stir food colors into frosting for purple color. Frost cupcakes.
  4. To decorate each cupcake, sprinkle miniature chocolate chips along top for hair; use 2 candy-coated candies for eyes, 3 licorice candies for nose and mouth and 2 white baking chips for fangs.
Makes 24 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Look for Halloween-themed paper baking cups in the baking aisle at craft stores.
If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only))
  • Calories 250
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 190mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 36g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 25g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1/2 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;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.