Scary Skull Cakes

Make headlines with these spooky treats, fashioned out of white cake mix and assorted candies.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
box white cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and egg whites called for on cake mix box
12
large marshmallows, halved
1
container whipped vanilla frosting
48
small chocolate-covered mint candies (from 4.75-oz box)
24
chocolate chips
1/4
cup slivered almonds
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make, bake and cool cupcakes as directed on box.
  • 2 Carefully pull back a small section of paper from each cupcake; insert marshmallow half between paper and cake of each. Frost tops of cupcakes and marshmallows to look like skull shape.
  • 3 For each skull cake, use 2 mint candies for eyes, 1 chocolate chip, point side down, for nose, and 6 to 8 almonds for teeth. Store loosely covered.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
    Calories
    270
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    160mg
    160%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    45g
    45%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    34g
    34%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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