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Slime-Filled Cupcakes

This is a fantastic way to dress up a packaged cake mix to suit Halloween. Kids of all ages will be thrilled to discover a fluffy green filling inside these chocolate cupcakes. The green drizzle on top completes the look.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1 package chocolate cake mix (regular size)
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 8 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • GLAZE:
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 6 drops green food coloring


  • Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions; fill 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake at 375° for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  • For filling, cream the shortening, butter, confectioners' sugar, milk and food coloring until light and fluffy. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert #7 round tip. Add filling. Push the tip through the bottoms of paper liners to fill cupcakes (the top of the cupcakes will begin to expand when they are full).
  • In a small bowl, combine the frosting ingredients; frost cupcakes. Combine glaze ingredients; drizzle over frosting.

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