What are some good recipes for Halloween cupcakes?


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Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and glittery pumpkin cupcakes are two good Halloween cupcake recipes. The frosted cupcakes substitute seasonal spices and pumpkin puree for more traditional cupcake ingredients, while the glittery cupcakes use an unlikely candy topping for a clever twist.

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To make the pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, add pumpkin pie spice and substitute pumpkin puree for water when you make the yellow cake-mix cupcakes according to the package instructions. Place the prepared batter in two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners, bake for 18 minutes, and then let the cupcakes cool. Make the cream cheese frosting by beating 2 8-ounce bars of room temperature cream cheese and 2 cups of confectioner's sugar until creamy. Spread the frosting on each cupcake, and top with a single piece of candy corn.

The simple glittery pumpkin cupcakes call for vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting, topped with a unique candy mixture. Place 1 teaspoon of coarse orange sanding sugar or orange sprinkles for each cupcake in a small bowl. Carefully dip each cupcake in the bowl, frosting-side down, to make the top of the cupcake look like a pumpkin. To make the pumpkin stem, insert a 1-inch piece of green licorice twist or part of a green gummy worm.

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