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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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Counting Your Eggs

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Duncan Hines Butter Recipe cakes are my favorite and quite versatile. One thing I like to do is add an extra egg to the mix. My cakes are always more moist, and will stay that way until the cake is gone. I have found this works in wedding cakes, birthday cakes, and just-no-reason cakes. I have lived in the California Deserts, Virginia humidity, and the northern mid-west cooler weather. No matter where, adding the extra egg works well and makes all the difference!

Secret to the already delicious red velvet..

Secret to the already delicious red velvet..

When making my duncan hines red velvet cake mix I throw in an extra egg and add buttermilk instead of water and add just a hint of almond extract and a lil vanilla extract as well.. Its so yummy :)

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