Jack-O-Lantern Cup Cakes

By Eat More Chocolate Team    ,   

October 19, 2015

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Enjoy these cute Jack-O-Lantern cupcakes. They are moist, delicious and perfect for any Halloween night.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • 15 mins

    20 mins

    35 mins



Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

In large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.

Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.

In medium bowl, mix frosting and food color until blended. Frost cupcakes. Use black decorating gel to make jack-o’-lantern face.

On work surface, flatten gumdrops with rolling pin; cut out leaf shapes with sharp knife. Place leaf cutouts and 1 pecan half on cupcakes near stems.


1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ butter pecan cake mix

1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

1/2 cup water

1/3 cup vegetable oil

3 eggs

2 containers Betty Crocker™ Whipped cream cheese frosting

1 teaspoon orange paste food color

2 tubes (0.68 oz each) Betty Crocker™ black decorating gel

12 green gumdrops

24 candied pecan halves