Pumpkin Cupcakes

I am not a huge fan of pumpkin, but friends have assured me that these are delicious! :)

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Source: Real Simple, October 2009
Print Recipe

1 18.5oz box yellow cake mix (plus the ingredients called for in the package directions)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 15oz can pumpkin puree
2 8oz bars cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
Candy corn for decoration

1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners. Prepare the cake mix as directed, but substitute the can of pumpkin puree for the water called for in the package directions. Add the pumpkin spice.
2. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin tins and bake until a toothpick comes out clean – 18-22 minutes. Let cool.
3. Make frosting. Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy. Spread on the cupcakes and top each with a piece of candy corn.

  • Sues - September 26, 2009 - 4:15 pm

    Ahhh you’re not a huge fan of pumpkin?! I just took an entire pumpkin cooking class today- you would have hated it :) These look awesome though!ReplyCancel

  • Annie - September 26, 2009 - 9:52 pm

    Nope! Pumpkin is not one of my faves! But my entire family likes it, so I still bake with it every now and then!ReplyCancel

  • kimz - September 30, 2009 - 8:38 pm

    See, I LOVE pumpkin. Love love love. But I am not one for cream cheese frosting. Dummy that I am, I made the cupcakes and frosted them ALL before remembering. Oh well. Luckily, it turns out my co-workers love both pumpkin and cream cheese frosting …ReplyCancel

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