Mocha Cupcakes with Candy Corn Glaze #ChocolateParty

Mocha Cupcakes with Candy Corn Glaze

Fall is here and Halloween is just around the corner. So what better chocolate treat for a #ChocolateParty about chocolate and candy than a cupcake topped with candy corn?
Thanks Roxana for hosting these great monthly chocolate parties. If you would like to join in the fun, here are the rules:

How to participate (the rules)
1.) Blog about your chocolate treat. Your recipe must include the two ingredients we choose. It can be a simple no bake treat or a sophisticated layer cake, the complexity level of the recipe is totally up to you.
2.) Include a link back to the Chocolate party page.  Optionally, add the Chocolate Party logo in your blog post or on your sidebar.
3.) Your recipe must be published during the current month. Please do not link old recipes, they will be deleted.

-add the linky code at the bottom of your post.

-have fun!!!
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Now that you know how, you have until October 31st to create your post and link up below!
Mocha Cupcakes with Candy Corn Glaze

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup strong black coffee
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Put all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir to wet dry ingredients. Beat on medium speed for 3 to 4 minutes to incorporate a bit of air. Those bubbles make your cake ever so light! :)
Pour batter into cupcake liners and bake at 350 &#176 for 10 to 15 minutes and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.


  • 1 cup candy corn plus a few for decoration
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
  • chopped nuts (optional)

Melt candy corn with cream over low-medium heat, stirring constantly until melted. Cool slightly and spread on cooled cupcakes. Add candy corn pieces or nuts if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate. The glaze will be affected by room temperature and humidity, so adjust storage accordingly.

Check out all these great chocolate and candy combos for October’s Chocolate Party!

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15 Responses to Mocha Cupcakes with Candy Corn Glaze #ChocolateParty

  1. Wonderful idea, Cindy, to combine the strong coffee with candy corn! Good to know that candy corn can melt into a glaze =)

  2. Liz says:

    A candy corn glaze? LOVE that idea! I always buy candy corn to place in a Halloween bowl, but no one ever eats it. Now I can use them for an icing :)
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  3. Cindy: The only thing that I really want is to sink my teeth in this piece of deliciousness and fun!
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  4. Love the idea of the candy corn glaze, what a fun idea!
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts recently posted..Pumpkin Spiced M&M BrowniesMy Profile

  5. What a great way to use candy corn! Who knew it would melt into a glaze!
    Karen @ Karen’s Kitchen Stories recently posted..Toffee Candy, Butterscotch, and Chocolate Chip CookiesMy Profile

  6. Yum!
    How delicious! thank you for sharing, I love Halloween.
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  8. Sugar et al says:

    Oh..I love this glaze! What a unique pairing with Mocha too. They look delicious!
    Sugar et al recently posted..Gluten Free Chocolate Hazelnut and Candy CakeMy Profile

  9. Laura says:

    Wow I must hide this post from my mom and my kids–because if they ever catch wind that I could turn candy corn into a glaze I will never hear the end of it! Great recipe!
    Laura recently posted..Mexican Inspired Chicken Soup with Corn and Heirloom BeansMy Profile

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