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Jack O' Lantern Cupcakes

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Treat your boys and ghouls to these French Vanilla cupcakes with Orange flavoring, guaranteed to make Halloween night a hit. | Buy on Amazon

  • Hands-On Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour
  • Servings: 24 Servings
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Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F (325° F for dark or coated pans). Grease muffin tins or line with baking cups.
  2. Blend dry mix, water, cranberry juice, oil, eggs and orange zest in large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Fold in cranberries with a spatula by hand. Pour batter in pans and bake immediately. Bake 18-21 minutes. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. COOL in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes; Cool completely before frosting.
  3. Place ¼ cup Duncan Hines vanilla frosting in a small bowl. Add 6 drops yellow food coloring and mix with spatula until completely and evenly distributed.
  4. Add 5 drops yellow food coloring and 1 drop red food coloring to remaining vanilla frosting and mix until completely blended and orange in color.
  5. Frost the cupcakes with the orange frosting and using a sandwich bag with a ¼” hole cut in the corner, pipe the yellow frosting on each one to create jack-o-lantern faces.

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Lowfat BlackForest Cake

Lowfat BlackForest Cake

I use devils food cake mix, 12 ounces carbonated water (club soda, seltzer water or sparkling water), whisk the ingredients together until smooth. Choice of pan is optional but please know this cake doesn't rise much so if you want a higher cake, use an 8x8 sq or 1 8" or 9" round pan. Bake according to package. Mix 1ctr of thawed fat free cool whip with 1 bx of instant chocolate pudding mix until combined. Spread on cooled cake then top with canned cherry pie filling.

Easy frosting of a cake

Easy frosting of a cake

Wrap and freeze your cakes before frosting them. They won't tear, fall apart and the frosting speads and looks much nicer.

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