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Pumpkin Emoji Cupcakes

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  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 1 hr 45 min
  • Servings 24
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Emotions are on display this Halloween with these cute pumpkin cupcakes!
Created Oct 27, 2017
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  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ chocolate fudge cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
  • 1 container Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe™ vanilla frosting
  • Orange gel food colour
  • 4 pieces (7 inch each) green licorice twists
  • 1/4 cup Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe™ chocolate frosting Candy eyeballs, if desired


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about two-thirds full).
  • 2
    Bake 14 to 19 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3
    In small bowl, place vanilla frosting; tint with orange food colour to desired colour. Frost each cupcake with 1 generous tablespoon orange frosting.
  • 4
    Cut licorice twists into 24 equal pieces. Press licorice into top edge of each cupcake for stem.
  • 5
    Spoon chocolate frosting into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; partially seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe different faces, and decorate with candy eyeballs (use photo as guide).
  • 6
    Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Use a decorating bag fitted with small plain piping tip when using the chocolate frosting for a more polished decorating look.
  • Tip 2
    No green licorice pieces? Pretzel sticks make a great alternative!
  • Tip 3
    For colourful emotions, tint additional frosting with food colours and pipe on cupcakes.

Nutrition Information

210 Calories, 9g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 30g Total Carbs

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 24 cupcakes
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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