Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Halloween "Peeps" Cupcakes

Halloween Orange Créme-Filled Peeps Cupcakes from our Friends at Peeps

1 package PEEPS® Marshmallow Pumpkins or Ghosts
1 vanilla or chocolate cake mix  
- check package for egg and oil quantities
1 16-ounce tub chocolate frosting
1 8-ounce package cream cheese,softened
1 egg
1/3 cup sugar
5 drops red food coloring
10 drops yellow food coloring

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees(F)
  2. Mix cake mix according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. Set aside.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and egg.
  5. Blend on medium speed for about three minutes until smooth and creamy.
  6. Add one drop of red food coloring and two drops of yellow and
  7. blend until cream cheese mixture is an even, light orange color.
  8. Continue adding food coloring (one red, two yellow) and blending completely after each addition, until all the food coloring is added.
  9. Line two cupcake trays with cupcake papers (24 cupcakes).
  10. Spoon vanilla cake mix into cupcake liner until 1/3 full.
  11. Using the tip of a spoon, create a small well in the center of the vanilla cake mix in the cupcake liner.
  12. Place a teaspoon of cream cheese mixture into center of the well.
  13. Being careful not to disturb cream cheese mixture, gently spoon vanilla cake mix over the orange cream cheese mixture until cupcake liners are 1/2 to 3/4 full.
  14. Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in vanilla cake comes out clean.
  15. Let cool thoroughly.
  16. Frost each cupcake with chocolate frosting.
  17. Top with Marshmallow PEEPS® Pumpkin

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