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Jack-o’-Lantern Cupcakes

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Jack-o’-Lantern Cupcakes
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 24
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Looking for an easy dessert recipe for Halloween? Make these cute Jack o’ Lantern cupcakes using canned pumpkin, Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® cake mix and cream cheese frosting.

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ butter pecan cake mix
1
cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)
1/2
cup water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
2
containers Betty Crocker™ Whipped cream cheese frosting
1
teaspoon orange paste food color
2
tubes (0.68 oz each) Betty Crocker™ black decorating gel
12
green gumdrops
24
candied pecan halves

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • 4 In medium bowl, mix frosting and food color until blended. Frost cupcakes. Use black decorating gel to make jack-o’-lantern face.
  • 5 On work surface, flatten gumdrops with rolling pin; cut out leaf shapes with sharp knife. Place leaf cutouts and 1 pecan half on cupcakes near stems.
Tips  

Expert Tips

Omit the gel and jack-o’-lantern face for a simpler pumpkin pecan cupcake.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
250
Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
0%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
0%
)
Sodium
200mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
0%
(
Dietary Fiber
1/2g
0%
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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