Candy Corn Cupcakes

Photo provided by Family Features -- These cupcakes are made to resemble a favorite fall treat: candy corn. Show caption
Photo provided by Family Features -- These cupcakes are made to resemble a favorite fall treat: candy corn.

Candy Corn Cupcakes

Makes 24. Recipe is from McCormick.

1 (18.25-oz.) white cake mix

2 tsps. vanilla extract

Food coloring

1 (16-oz.) container vanilla frosting

Assorted decorations, such as orange sprinkles and candy corn

1. Prepare cake mix as directed, adding vanilla. Divide the batter in half. Tint one batch yellow with 1⁄ 3 teaspoon yellow food coloring. Tint second batch orange with 1/4 teaspoon yellow food coloring and 1⁄8 teaspoon red food coloring.

2. Fill each paper-lined muffin cup 1⁄3 full with yellow batter. Gently add orange batter on top of yellow batter, filling each muffin cup to 2⁄3 full. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool cupcakes on wire rack.

3. Frost cupcakes. Decorate with sprinkles and candy corn.