We’ve made these Marble Cupcakes in a couple other color combinations (please don’t make us pick our favorite) and like the others these Autumn-themed Harvest Marble Cupcakes really pack a punch on a dessert table. If you are looking to take cupcakes and chocolate frosting to the next level … this is the recipe for you!
How to Make Harvest Marble Cupcakes
You will need:
- White Cake Mix
- Best Chocolate Frosting
- Wilton Color Right Food Coloring
- Pastry Bags
- Wilton 2D Decorating Tip
- Wilton Fall Mix Sprinkles
We split the cake batter into four equal portions. We used a food scale to measure each portion but as you can see in these pictures it was approximately 1 cups of cake batter for each color. We made 20 cupcakes.
Using our Wilton Color Right Food Coloring we tinted the cake batter four different colors – Gold, Burnt Orange, Forest Green and Harvest Red. Here are the amounts of food coloring that we used to achieve these pretty Fall colors:
Gold = 4 drops of Wilton Color Right Yellow and 1 drop of Orange
Burnt Orange = 4 drop of Wilton Color Right Orange Food Coloring, 2 drops of Yellow, 1 drop of Red and 1/2 drop of Brown
Forest Green = 10 drops of Wilton Color Right Yellow Food Coloring, 1 drop of Blue and 1 drop of Brown
Harvest Red = 8 drops of Wilton Color Right Crimson Food Coloring
To make the marble effect we used a small spoon to alternate small drops of colored cake batter into the cupcake liner. There is no wrong way to layer in the colored cake batter – have fun.
Here are the Harvest Marble Cupcakes just out of the oven. They are so pretty, even without frosting.
The inside of the cupcakes is the real wow factor! No two Harvest Marble Cupcakes looked the same … which we love!
We made a batch of our Best Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. Then we used a Wilton 2D Frosting Tip to make this frosting swirl but you could also just apply the frosting with a knife.
Finally, we topped our Harvest Marble Cupcakes with some beautiful fall sprinkles that match the four colors of our cupcake!
These are some of the prettiest cupcakes we have ever made. So bright and colorful. They are perfect for an Autumn potluck or even a non-pie Thanksgiving dessert option.
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