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Jack-o-lantern cupcakes

Points® value
Total Time
40 min
20 min
20 min
Kids of all ages will love these festive Halloween cupcakes. So don a costume and have some fun.


Mineral water

1¼ fl oz

Unsweetened applesauce

¼ cup(s)

Liquid egg substitute

¾ cup(s)

Light cream cheese

8 oz, softened

Unsweetened orange juice

3 tbsp(s)

Fat-free skim milk

¾ cup(s)

Regular vanilla pudding mix

1 package(s), 3.4 ounces

Decorating icing

½ oz

Unprepared devil's food cake

18¼ oz, one package, (or white cake mix if preferred)


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat two 12-cup muffin tins with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions, except use applesauce and egg substitute in place of oil and whole eggs; pour batter into muffin tins. Bake for 20 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually add orange juice while continuing to beat.
  4. Beat together skim milk and pudding in a separate bowl for 2 minutes (add a few drops of red and yellow food coloring to turn the frosting orange, if desired). Fold cream cheese mixture into pudding mixture.
  5. After cupcakes have cooled, spread each one with frosting; design your own faces on each with icing. Note: Store any uneaten cupcakes in refrigerator.