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"Eyeball" Cupcakes

Eyeball Cupcakes recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 package (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix
  • 1 package (4-serving size) JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
  • 1 package (8 ounces) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (16 ounces) powdered sugar, sifted (4 to 4 1/2 cups)
  • 24 ring-shaped chewy fruit snacks
  • 24 miniature candy-coated chocolate pieces
  • 1 tube (19.28 g) red decorating gel

Instructions

  1. Prepare cake batter as directed on package.
  2. Add dry pudding mix; mix well.
  3. Spoon evenly into 24 paper-lined medium muffin cups.
  4. Bake as directed on package for cupcakes.
  5. Cool completely.
  6. Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended.
  7. Gradually add sugar, beating well after each addition.
  8. Spread evenly onto tops of cupcakes.
  9. Place 1 fruit snack on top of each cupcake.
  10. Add 1 candy-coated chocolate piece to center of each fruit snack for the eyeball.
  11. Draw squiggly lines with decorating gel from the eyeballs to outsides of fruit snacks to resemble eyeball veins.

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 1 hr 10 min
Makes: 2 dozen or 24 servings, one cupcake each

Substitute: Prepare as directed, using any flavor cake mix.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories 300 Total fat 14g Saturated fat 4.5g Cholesterol 40mg Sodium 310mg Carbohydrate 43g Dietary fiber 1g Sugars 33g Protein 3g Vitamin A 4%DV Vitamin C 0%DV Calcium 4%DV Iron 6%DV

Reprinted with permission from Kraft Kitchens - kraftrecipes.com.


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