Dracula Cupcakes

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

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box (18.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ cake mix (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
6
drops red food color
6
drops blue food color
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
3/4
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
3
tablespoons candy-coated milk chocolate candies (48 candies)
1/3
cup red candy-coated licorice candies (72 candies)
2
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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
36g
36%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
25g
25%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
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.