Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Treat Day Wednesday–Candy Corn Cupcakes


Yup, another candy corn treat for the girls.  They love love love them!  I had to make a cake for an upcoming United Way Dessert Auction, which I’ll tell you about in another post, so I made some cupcakes. 

I used my wonderful vanilla sponge recipe and then separated out two bowls and used Americolor gel food colouring and coloured them yellow and orange.  I layered appropriately and baked.  Then I topped with some vanilla buttercream and some chopped up candy corn.  Et Voila!


Vanilla Sponge Recipe (makes 2, 8x2” rounds or 24 cupcakes):

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tbls plus 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 large egg whites (3/4 cup if using liquid egg whites)
  • 1 ½ cup whole milk
  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together. 
  3. Add egg whites and vanilla.
  4. Alternate flour and milk into the butter.
  5. Mix until combined.
  6. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes
  7. Let cool.
  8. Ice with buttercream and top with candy corn!

Your kids will love it!  I’m not sure Rowan chewed hers it went down so fast!


Thanks for looking!


  1. Love! Love! Love!!!

    (going to try that sponge cake recipe of yours soon)

  2. These are super cute! I love love love candy corn :)

  3. Those are adorable! What a fun Halloween treat!

    I would love for you to share these at Mealtime Monday!


  4. Wow such vibrant colors! Looks awesome, perfect for Halloween.

    I saw this on Fall Linky Party; I shared my pumpkin carob donuts recipe, I'd love for you to check it out.

  5. What a special fall cupcake, I love the Candy Corn! Hope you are having a fabulous day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Speaking my language! Anything candy corn is a hit with me! Love this! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!