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Sunshine Cupcakes

 Sunshine Cupcakes
Want to put a smile on someone's face? Look no further than these cheery cupcakes! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling


  • 1 package lemon cake mix (regular size)
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Miniature semisweet chocolate chips, red shoestring licorice and candy corn


  • Prepare cake batter mix according to package directions for cupcakes;
  • cool completely.
  • In a small bowl, tint frosting yellow. Frost cupcakes. Press two
  • chocolate chips into each cupcake for eyes. For mouths, cut licorice
  • into 1-in. pieces; bent slightly to curve. Press one licorice piece
  • into each cupcake. Add candy corn around edges of cupcakes. Yield: 2
  • dozen.