Gum Worm Cupcakes

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 5 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 24 cupcakes
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Ingredients

Cupcakes:

1 box devil's food cake mix

1 1/2 cups cola

3 eggs

1/2 cup canola oil

Frosting:

2 cans ready-to-spread white frosting

20 drops yellow food coloring

10 drops red food coloring

1 1/2 teaspoons orange extract

1 cup powdered sugar, sifted

Garnish:

48 candy worms

1/2 package chocolate cookies, crushed

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place cupcake papers in muffin pans. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine cake mix, cola, eggs, and oil. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping sides of bowl often. Fill cupcake papers 2/3 full with cake batter. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely on cooling racks before frosting.
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, combine frosting, food colorings, orange extract and sifted powder sugar. Spoon frosting into a pastry bag or zip-top bag fitted with a 1/4-inch round decorating tip. Pipe the frosting on the cupcake by starting at the outside edge, circling twice and than working toward the center.
  5. Finish cupcakes by sticking 2 candy worms into frosting and sprinkling tops with crushed cookies.

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