Pumpkin Cupcakes with Candy Corn Buttercream

Frost pumpkin spice cupcakes with homemade buttercream tinted with Color from Nature™ Food Colors to create a candy corn effect. Pipe a wide ring of sunflower-colored buttercream and one layer of pumpkin-colored frosting onto the cupcakes. Top with a star-tipped squeeze of whipped cream for the perfect Halloween treat. Recipe and Photo Credit: Jocelyn Adams of Grandbaby Cakes.

Ingredients
Serves: 16
Serving Size: 1 cupcake
Directions
30 mins Prep time 20 mins Cook time
30 mins Prep time
20 mins Cook time
  • For the Cupcakes, preheat oven to 350°F. Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

  • Beat eggs, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on high speed 3 minutes. Add oil, hot water and pumpkin; beat until well blended. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended.

  • Spoon batter into 16 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.

  • Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out barely clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.

  • For the Buttercream, beat butter and salt in large bowl on medium-low speed until blended. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar on low speed in small increments until all is added. Then beat on medium-high speed until blended. Add cream and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.

  • Divide buttercream evenly into 3 bowls. For Sunflower Buttercream, stir 1 teaspoon of the Sunflower color into first bowl. For Pumpkin Buttercream, stir remaining 1 teaspoon Sunflower color and 1/4 teaspoon Berry color into second bowl. For White Buttercream, leave third bowl untinted.

  • Spoon the Sunflower Buttercream and Pumpkin Buttercream into 2 separate pastry bags each fitted with a round decorating tip. Spoon the White Buttercream into another pastry bag fitted with a star decorating tip.

  • To decorate the cupcakes, pipe one wide ring of Sunflower Buttercream on top of each cupcake. Pipe a smaller ring of Pumpkin Buttercream on top of the Sunflower Buttercream. Using the White Buttercream, pipe a star shape in the center of the Pumpkin Buttercream.

Nutrition information

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