Pumpkin-Shaped Cupcakes

Place a mini donut atop a cupcake to transform it into a dome shape. With a decoration of orange-tinted frosting and gum drop stems you’ll have a bumper crop of mini pumpkins.

Ingredients
Serves: Makes 24 (1 cupcake) servings.
Directions
30 mins Prep time 20 mins Cook time
30 mins Prep time
20 mins Cook time
  • Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla. Tint cake batter orange with 1/2 teaspoon yellow food color and 1/4 teaspoon red food color.

  • Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.

  • Tint frosting orange using 1/4 teaspoon yellow food color and 1/8 teaspoon red food color. Attach a mini donut to cupcake with some frosting. Frost entire donut and top of cupcake. Press ridges into the frosting with a small knife to resemble a pumpkin. Use a gum drop for the stem.

Cooking tip

Easy Jack-O-Lantern Cupcakes: Omit mini donuts. Frost cupcakes with orange-tinted frosting. Use candy-coated pieces to decorate the face and green gum drops for the stems.

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

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 263Calories: 263Cholesterol: 1mg
  • Sodium: 271mgProtein: 2g
  • Total Fat: 11gFiber: 0g
  • Carbohydrate: 39g
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