Midnight Madness Cupcakes


Makes 24 cupcakes


The perfect party cupcake when the clock strikes Midnight or for any hour at your New Year’s Eve celebration.


1 box BETTY CROCKER Super Moist Chocolate Fudge Cake Mix

Water, vegetable oil, and eggs called for on cake mix box

2 containers (12 oz each) BETTY CROCKER Soft Whipped Fluffy White Ready-To-Spread Frosting

1/2 teaspoon purple paste food color

2 tablespoons black sanding sugar

1/2 cup purple rock candy, if desired

24 creme-filled chocolate soft snack cakes



1.Heat oven to 350 degrees. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups or spray with cooking spray. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil, and eggs. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

2.Spoon frosting into medium bowl; tint with purple food color. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with sanding sugar. Top with rock candy. Cut out each snack cake to look like crescent moon. Garnish cupcakes with moon cutouts.



-Use chocolate-covered marshmallow sandwich pies as another garnish option.

-Use outside of edge of 2-inch round cutter to cut the curve of the moon in each snack.


Find this recipe and more holiday treats at bettycrocker.com