Candy Corn Cupcakes

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Prep Time

30 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes


24 people

Inspired by Halloween’s signature candy, these bright cupcakes feature vibrant layers of orange and yellow cake topped with creamy white frosting and sprinkles.

Recipe courtesy of McCormick®

For easier measurement, 1/4 tsp. Food Color = 20 to 25 drops


  • 1 package (2-layer size) white cake mix
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • McCormick® Assorted Food Colors & Egg Dye
  • 1 container (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • candy corn
  • orange sprinkles


  • 1 Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla. Divide batter in half. Tint one batch yellow with 1/3 teaspoon yellow food color. Tint second batch orange with 1/4 teaspoon yellow food color and 1/8 teaspoon red food color.
  • 2 Fill each paper-lined muffin cup 1/3 full with yellow batter. Gently add orange batter on top of yellow batter, filling each muffin cup 2/3 full. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.
  • 3 Frost cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles and candy corn.


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