Candy Corn Cupcakes

Makes 24 cupcakes


1 package (18 1/4 ounces) white cake mix
1 teaspoon
McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
McCormick® Orange and Yellow Food Coloring
1 (16 oz.) container vanilla frosting
Assorted decorations, such as orange sprinkles and candy corn

Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding vanilla. Divide batter in half between two bowls or liquid measuring cups. Each half should be roughly 2 cups. Tint one batch yellow with 1/3 teaspoon yellow food color. Tint second batch orange with 1/4 teaspoon yellow food color and 1/8 teaspoon red food color.

Fill paper-lined muffin cups 1/3 full with yellow batter. Gently add orange batter on top of yellow batter, filling each muffin cup 2/3 full. Bake as directed on cake mix package for cupcakes. Remove from oven, let stand 10 minutes and place cupcakes on a wire rack.

Cool completely before frosting with vanilla frosting. Decorate with sprinkles and candy corn.