Candy Corn Cupcakes

Candy Corn Cupcakes

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These Candy Corn Cupcakes will be heading off to school this year for all my ghouls and goblins. Halloween around here is an exciting time of the year for my grandchildren. Not only do I take each classroom some baked goodies, but they all head over to Grammies, for their first stop on the map to trick or treating.

All of them will get dressed in their winter gear (we have had snow on Halloween), and put their costume on top so they stay nice and warm. Off to my house they come dressed in their witches, batman, ninja, ballerina skeleton, and the youngest two boys are two peas in a pod costumes! Wait, I think one of them will be a pirate this year, not sure. They’ll grab some hot cocoa and one of these scrumptious Candy Corn Cupcakes and head out the door with enough excitement and energy to light up the whole town (that could be Pepere’s fault for stocking them up with extra candy).


Candy Corn Cupcakes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 33 minutes

Yield: 18 - cupcakes

Serving Size: 1 - cupcake

Candy Corn Cupcakes

These yummy Candy Corn Cupcakes are sure to be a hit for all your little or big monsters. Double up the batch and take some into work, or send to school with the kids. Happy Halloween smiles will be everywhere.


  • 1 package – Gluten-Free Cake Mix – yellow or white
  • 3 large – Eggs – beaten
  • ½ cup – Coconut Oil
  • ½ cup – Water
  • Orange and Yellow - Food Dye
  • 1 – Container – Gluten-free Frosting*


  1. Empty cake mix into large bowl, add eggs, coconut oil, and water. Mix well with a wire whisk
  2. Divide cake mix into two smaller bowls and add orange food dye** to one bowl and yellow food dye to the other. Mix each well with a wooden spoon.
  3. Scoop Yellow batter into lined cupcake pan ¼ full, then scoop orange batter on top of yellow until its ¾ full. Continue this process until all batter is gone. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. Remove from oven and completely cool.
  4. Once the cupcakes are cool, remove the liner and top each cupcake with white frosting.


*Dunkin Hines and Betty Crocker both has gluten-free frosting or you can make your own. **You can make orange color by mixing yellow and red food dye until you reach color desired. Note ~ Total time does not include cooling or frosting time.

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I even think I may have an additional surprise to go along with these delicious Candy Corn Cupcakes, just to add something scary to the mix this year. My husband wants to put up some spider webbing on the deck for when they come up the stairs to the door, and he’s even thinking about dressing up in a ghoul’s costume, to give them a little fright this year. It’s payback for all those times they jump out from behind doors to scare him.

These Candy Corn Cupcakes are quick and easy to make, and take no time at all, unless you’re baking 100 of them like I will be. I wanted to things easier this year, and I decided to buy gluten-free cake mixes this year and added my own food dye. It was that simple to get these candy corn cupcakes made. I can’t wait to make them again in a few weeks to see all the smiles on their classmate’s faces. Hope you and your little monsters have a safe and Happy Halloween.

From my kitchen to yours,

Tina Marie

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4 thoughts on “Candy Corn Cupcakes

  1. Candy Corn was always a favorite candy of mine growing up. We living in a gated community with very few kids in the neighborhood so no trick or treaters. Your recipe for candy corn cupcakes look so delicious, I’m going to have to make them and share with the neighbors – that’s if my husband doesn’t eat them all first. Enjoy your halloween.

    • Thanks Linda, they were my favorite growing and they still are! I just don’t eat them anymore, and these cupcakes were better. 🙂

  2. What a sweet idea for halloween. We live too far out to get any trick or treaters. We have almost never had any in all our thirty years here. We always had to take the kids to special events at local churches for halloween parties. I’m so delighted you and your hubby get to have fun with the grands at your place and get all dressed up. Enjoy your halloween!
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