"Eyeball" Cupcakes

40 2 doz. or 24 servings, one cupcake (82 g) each
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2 doz. or 24 servings, one cupcake (82 g) each

Don’t be spooked by these "Eyeball" Cupcakes. They make for an eye-popping treat at a Halloween party, but they’re fun to eat (and even more fun to make!). They might taste even better than regular chocolate cupcakes!

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  • Prepare cake batter as directed on package; blend in dry pudding mix. Spoon evenly into 24 paper-lined medium muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool completely.
  • Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition. Spread evenly onto cupcakes.
  • Place 1 fruit snack on top of each cupcake. Add 1 candy-coated chocolate piece to centre of each to resemble an eyeball. Draw squiggly lines with decorating gel around the eyes to resemble veins.


Prepare as directed, using any flavour cake mix.


  • 2 doz. or 24 servings, one cupcake (82 g) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 2 doz. or 24 servings, one cupcake (82 g) each
Calories 280
% Daily Value
Total fat 12g
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 43g
Dietary fibre 1g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 8 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • ninerdomestic |

    TO "a cook" and others: my child cannot have dyes, tartrazine, BHT/BHA, TBHQ, or artificial sweeteners. My best advice; do what I do :) I use fruit juice or berry purees in my icings to add colour and awesome flavour! As for the candy eyes, we used dried mini-apple rings and banana chips. :) Happy baking and Happy Halloween!

  • sbeck |

    We can't have nuts or gelatin at school. Are there any treats that I can make that don't contain these ingredients? The round gelatin candy for the eye is out as well as the red gel icing. Any ideas?

  • mum2honeybee |

    What an great idea and SO simple! It's impossible to ruin these or not have them turn out great! I made a batch yesterday for my daughter's grade 1 class and I'm making some for my son's preschool class today... I can't wait to bring them to their classes tomorrow! The only change I made was the icing. I used store-bought since my kids don't like cream cheese icing... crazy, I know!