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Surprise-Inside Halloween Candy Cupcakes

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 24
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There’s a super sweet surprise hiding inside these Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Devil’s Food Cake Mix cupcakes! Namely chocolate candies, spooky candy eyeballs and colorful sprinkles. Topped with a creamy frosting swirl and more sprinkles, these candy-stuffed cupcakes make for a fun treat to serve at your Halloween parties. And while they look impressive, they’re oh-so-easy to make with the help of a melon baller or other scoop!
Updated Oct 14, 2022
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  • 1
    Heat oven to 375° (350°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. 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.
  • 2
    Using melon baller, scoop out center of each cupcake, about 1 inch deep. Set center pieces aside.
  • 3
    In small bowl, mix chocolate candies, 2 tablespoons of the candy sprinkles and the candy eyeballs. Fill each cupcake with 1 heaping teaspoonful candy mixture. Replace center piece; gently press on top of each cupcake.
  • 4
    In large bowl, place frosting; stir in food color until blended. Fill decorating bag fitted with medium star tip. Pipe decorative swirl on top of each cupcake. Sprinkle remaining candy sprinkles on top. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    If desired, these candy-filled cupcakes can be made with 1 box (15.25 oz) Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ Yellow Cake Mix.
  • tip 2
    Disposable plastic piping bags and tips can be purchased in the baking section of most craft stores.
  • tip 3
    Use your favorite Halloween color, such as orange or purple, to tint the frosting for these cupcakes with candy filling.
  • tip 4
    Save time, and make and bake cupcakes the day before. Once baked, cool cupcakes completely, and store loosely covered at room temperature. Continue with recipe the next day.


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