Pumpkin Emoji Cupckes

From BETTY CROCKER

Makes 24 cupcakes

 

Why wear your feelings on your sleeve when you can wear them on a cupcake…that is, if it’s a Halloween Emoji Cupcake. These cute cupcakes really do say it all and spread some silly and sweet Halloween vibes at the same time. Have the kiddos pick their favorite emoji faces and get decorating. Fun to design…even better to eat!

INGREDIENTS

1 box BETTY CROCKER Super Moist chocolate fudge cake mix

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

1 container BETTY CROCKER Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting

BETTY CROCKER orange gel food color

4 pieces (7-inch each) green licorice twists

1/4 cup BETTY CROCER Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting (from 16 oz container)

BETTY CROCKER Candy Shop candy eyeballs, if desired

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Heat oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees 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 center 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 color to desired color. 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

*Use a decorating bag fitted with small plain piping tip when using the chocolate frosting for a more polished decorating look.

*No green licorice pieces? Pretzel sticks make a great alternative!

*For colorful emotions, tint additional frosting with food colors and pipe on cupcakes.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at bettycrocker.com