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Orange-Ooze Cupcakes for Halloween

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Preparation time: 20 to 25 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes


Yields: 36 Cupcakes

For the Filling

  • 8 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • food colouring (yellow and red)
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips

For the Cupcakes

  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (extra)
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla


Orange-Ooze Cupcakes for Halloween is a community recipe submitted by Community and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line cupcake baking pans with paper cupcake liners.
  • In small mixing bowl, use electric mixer to combine cream cheese, egg and sugar. Blend in 2 drops yellow food colouring and 1 drop red food colouring, adding more colouring if necessary to reach desired shade. Use mixing spoon to stir in chocolate chips; set filling aside.
  • In large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, unsweetened cocoa, baking soda and salt; set aside. In second small mixing bowl, combine water, vegetable oil, vinegar and vanilla.
  • Add contents of small mixing bowl to large mixing bowl and stir with mixing spoon to combine.
  • Using mixing spoon or soup spoon, fill cupcake liners half full with cupcake batter, then place 1 teaspoon filling at centre of each.
  • As cupcake bakes, the batter will rise to surround the filling. Wearing oven mitts, place cupcake pans in oven; bake approximately 25 minutes or until cupcakes test done. When done, wear oven mitts to remove pan from oven and turn off oven.
  • If desired, frost with orange icing--or just let the orange filling ooze out as a surprise.
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