Halloween is coming up and if you’re looking for a simple and cute dessert, these Pumpkin Swirl Cupcakes are it! Just dye your frosting and add on a candy “stem” and “vine.”
Halloween cuteness has arrived! Though, this week and next will be full of more cuteness for one of my favorite holidays! So get your mixing bowls ready…
Cute Pumpkin Swirl Cupcakes for Halloween
I have a bunch of adorable Halloween Treats but sometimes we just need a cute treat thats simple and easy to make happen! Not a million steps or candy eyes or anything fancy! So here you go! And if you want a slight variation on these if you don’t own a piping bag, check out my Pumpkin Patch Cupcakes!
Always Treat Never Trick
I’m so excited for Halloween this year! I love the costumes, the parties and all the cute kiddos coming to my door asking for candy. I must admit, I go overboard and always buy full sized candy bars. I don’t get more than 20 kids anyway and their faces when they see the big candy bars is just priceless! Too bad I can’t hand out these Pumpkin Swirl Cupcakes…
Fairy Godmother just needed some Candy
The finishing touches are really what brings this pumpkin look-alike cupcake to life! I used Tootsie Rolls to make my stems and watermelon Air Heads to make my vines. You can use other candies instead but these have been my favorite because they can be molded and don’t get soggy from the frosting. And it’s perfect for the kiddos! They can sit there and make their stems and vines to decorate their cupcakes.
Obviously, you can make whatever type of of cake you want for these. The only reason why I made chocolate was because I wanted to cupcakes to look like they were sitting on the ground. But if you want to use orange cupcake liners and make a white/pumpkin/yellow cake then the entire cupcake can look like one big pumpkin!
Pumpkin Swirl Cupcakes for Halloween
- 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix I prefer pillsbury
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 C. melted butter or oil
- 1 C. sour cream
- 1/2 C. milk
- 1 C. butter room temperature
- 2 1/2 C. powdered sugar
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- orange food dye
- Watermelon Air Heads
- Tootsie Rolls
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pans with cupcake liners.
2. Combine cake mix, eggs, melted butter, sour cream and milk until smooth. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 18-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
3. Let cool.
4. Frosting: Beat butter and powdered sugar. If it's too thick, add a little milk or if it's too thin add more powdered sugar. Add vanilla and dye until you get the right pumpkiny color!
5. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and then mold a piece of tootsie roll into a "stem" and part of a watermelon Air Head into a "vine." I have a video on making these, so watch that above!