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Witchy Cupcakes

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 47 min
  • Servings 24
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Cake mix, ready-to-spread frosting and candies make these cupcakes anything but scary to put together.
Created Aug 25, 2009
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  • 1 pkg (510 g) Betty Crocker* SuperMoist Cake Mix (any flavour)
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs as called for on cake mix package
  • 1 tub (450 g) Betty Crocker* Creamy Deluxe or (340 g) Whipped Frosting (any white or vanilla variety)
  • Green food colouring
  • Assorted candies (black licorice twists, candy corn, candy-coated peanut butter candies)
  • Black decorating gel


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (180°C). Prepare 24 cupcakes according to package directions.
  • 2
    Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3
    Tint frosting with green food coloruring. Cut licorice twists lengthwise in half; cut each half crosswise into various lengths.
  • 4
    Frost cupcakes with frosting. Arrange licorice pieces on each cupcake for hat, candy corn for nose and peanut butter candies for eyes. Make pupils of eyes with black gel.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Do-Ahead Tip: You can freeze the unfrosted cupcakes up to three months ahead. Frost and decorate the frozen cupcakes, and let thaw at room temperature.
  • Tip 2
    Special Touch: Bake the cupcakes in decorative paper baking cups found at party stores or cake-decorating supply stores.

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