I made these mouth-watering Candy Corn cupcakes from scratch. I decided to make them myself instead of using a box mix.
Additionally, I think baking from scratch with fresh ingredients gives the treats you bake a better taste and flavor.
Even though the cupcakes look like Candy Corn, the taste of these little cakes reminds me of Wedding Cake.
We used Pure Almond extract in the batter and the frosting. If you wanted, you could substitute Vanilla extract for the Almond. My family loves the way the Almond tastes in these little cakes.
The picture doesn’t do these bright and festive treats any justice. If you decide to follow my recipe you will see how beautiful these Candy Corn Cupcakes are in person.
They also, taste so good and are very moist.
To get the bright colors for the frosting, I added a few drops of Icing color I bought from Michael’s Craft Supply store.
Of course, you will need to separate the frosting into three bowls. If you continue reading, I’ll give you the recipe at the bottom of the page .I think the cupcakes taste great without the frosting, too.
WHAT’S in the Candy Corn Cupcakes
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup (1 stick butter) softened
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs at room temperature
- 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Pure Almond Extract (I used Watkins it’s clear)
- 3/4 heavy cream
- 4 cups sifted confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup solid vegetable shortening
- 3 tablespoons milk
- 1/2 cup water
- yellow icing color
- orange icing color
- 1- bag candy corn
- orange sugar sprinkles
- yellow sugar sprinkles
- white cupcake liners
Expedition Homeschool says
These look amazing! Going to have to try these 😉 Love your blog!
Thank you so much for the kind words! Let me know how you like the cupcakes if you decide to make some. Have a great night, Kim
Hi Cristina! Thanks for the lovely compliment and choosing my cupcakes as your feature! Also thank you for sharing my cupcakes. Have a great week, Kim
Inside The Fox Den says
These look so yummy! Perfect for any fall or Halloween party! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday! This is going to be my feature this week and I'll be sharing it on my social media. 🙂 Hope to see you again tomorrow night!
Thank you for selecting my Candy Corns as your feature and thanks for hosting the Merry Monday. Have a lovely week, Kim
Christine Cox says
Yummmm! I love candy corn so I can't wait to give this recipe a try!! Thanks for sharing!!!
Thank you Christine! I hope you love the recipe as much as i do. Have a great week, Kim
Thank you so much. I was pleased the way these cupcakes turned out. Kim
Domicile 37 says
wow! the cupcakes look really good! yummy!
Oh I bet these are good. Yum. I'd love to try making some. Pinned for later. Thanks for sharing your recipe.
Thank you so much, Theresa! The cupcakes turned out great. You should try making some. Have a great day and thanks for pinning my cupcakes. Kim
Love candy corn so these are sooo cute. Cheers to the Fall.
Hello Angela! I love Fall too. Thank you for the kind words. Have a great Friday, Kim
I am weak in the knees for candy corn. Love this time and this time of year.
Hi Angela! I love Candy Corn, Fall, and this time of year too. Have a great weekend, Kim
Stephanie Ortiz says
These are absolutely beautiful, Kim! You're pictures make them look amazing!!! Thanks for sharing…
Thank you so much, Stephanie your such a sweetheart! They did taste amazing. Have a lovely weekend, Kim
Amy Nielson says
These look delicious!! Can I come visit? 🙂 Candy corn is one of my favorite seasonal treats.
Thank you Amy! Come on your welcome to visit and eat as much as you want!! We love Candy Corn , too. Enjoy your weekend, Kim
Emily @ The Innovative Mama says
Stuff like this really makes me wish I could bake and actually bake well enough to make pretty things like this. Somehow I just don't have the knack for it! These are so adorable!
Awe thank you Emily! They were super easy to make. I feel like I can decorate anything now with my Wilton Cake Decorator..lol! Thanks for the kind words. Enjoy your weekend, Kim
Karyl Henry says
Love these! Except I would have to force myself not to eat all the candy corn first 🙂
Ha Ha! Karyl I had to take the bag away from my son a few times while we were making the cupcakes. I think eating the candy corn while decorating was the best part! lol Have a lovely Friday, Kim
These are so pretty, Kim! I don't even like candy corn and I think these are neat. 🙂
Thank you Leslie. You could always take the candy corn off. The cupcakes taste like Wedding Cake. Thank you for stopping over . Hugs! Enjoy your weekend, Kim
This reminds me of my mom. She used to put candy corn on the tops of cupcakes in the fall. These are really pretty!
Thank you so much Michele and that's a sweet compliment. I love baking during the Holidays with my little boy. Enjoy your weekend, Kim
Ashleigh Wright says
I know my kids would love for me to make these! Great recipe!
Thank you Ashleigh! I know my son had fun pouring the sprinkles on top of the cupcakes. I;m sure your kids would have fun making them too. Kim
These look like so much fun! Kudos to you for going from scratch – it really does make a nice difference, doesn't it?
Hi Karen! it does make a difference cooking from scratch just takes more time though. Thank you for taking the time to visit, Kim
These came out fabulous, Kim! Good to know the icing coloring tip. I always use food coloring and complain that my orange is weak. Can you still take homemade goodies to school class parties these days? I assume these treats would be the first to go!
Thank you Leilani! My son goes to private school and yes they are allowed to bring goodies to school , I 'm not sure about public school. I love using the icing color instead of food coloring, the colors are more vibrant . Have a nice weeknd, Kim
These candy corn cupcakes look delicious! I can't wait to try and make them 🙂 Pinned!
They came out so good! Thank you Yanique I hope you like the cupcakes as much as my family did. Have a great day, Kim