Whip up a batch of Gooey Brain Cupcakes for your next Halloween party! Gooey Brain Cupcakes feature sweetened pudding piped on top of chocolate cupcakes to look like brains. As long as they're on a Halloween dessert table, that's perfectly OK!
Prepare cake batter as directed on package; stir in cookies. Spoon into 24 paper-lined muffin cups. Bake 20 to 25 min. or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pans 10 min.; remove to wire racks. Cool completely.
Beat pudding mix, milk and sugar in large bowl with whisk 2 min. Stir in COOL WHIP and food coloring; spoon into pastry bag fitted with round tip.
Pipe pudding mixture in zigzag pattern on tops of cupcakes to resemble brains, starting in center of each cupcake before filling in sides. Keep refrigerated.
Decorated cupcakes can be stored in refrigerator up to 8 hours before serving.
If You Don't Have a Piping Bag
Fill a resealable plastic food storage bag with pudding mixture; seal bag. Cut corner off bottom of bag, then squeeze pudding mixture from bag onto cupcakes.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 2.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 18g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 24 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.