“The Count” Cupcakes

Here's a fang-tastic look for cake mix cupcakes. Dye prepared frosting with food coloring, add candies for the face.

  • prep time 35 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 24

Ingredients

1
box cake mix (any flavor)
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
6
drops red food color
6
drops blue food color
1
container Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting
3/4
cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
3
tablespoons candy-coated milk chocolate candies (48 candies)
1/3
cup red candy-coated licorice candies (72 candies)
2
tablespoons white vanilla baking chips (48 chips)
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for 24 cupcakes. Cool in pans 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Stir food colors into frosting for purple color. Frost cupcakes.
  • 4 To decorate each cupcake, sprinkle miniature chocolate chips along top for hair; use 2 candy-coated candies for eyes, 3 licorice candies for nose and mouth and 2 white baking chips for fangs.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only)
    Calories
    250
    (
    Calories from Fat
    100),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    11g
    11%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    190mg
    190%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    36g
    36%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    25g
    25%
    ),
    Protein
    1g
    1%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 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; 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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