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Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes

My Katie’s birthday is on Halloween… not exactly the day I woulda picked BUT, we don’t get to choose those things DO we?  And since it’s such a popular day to be out and about we’ve always had to celebrate it on another day.  Last weekend she had some friends over for a little movie party to celebrate,  I made these cupcakes for the occasion!  I found the recipe in last weeks ads, of all places!  Thought they sounded good so we gave them a try.  They’re super moist and pretty easy to throw together!! AND they were a hit at the party!!
Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes
Kate (with puppy Lila), her friends, and the Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes!!

Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes 

1 yellow cake mix
1 pkg (4oz) vanilla instant pudding
1 C canned pumpkin
1/2 C water
1/2 C oil
3 eggs
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven 325 degrees. Mix wet ingredients on low speed, add dry ingredients.  Beat on medium for 2 minutes until smooth.  Spoon batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups, filing each 2/3 way full.  Bake for 20-25 minutes. Until springs back with a light touch

Ingredients
Mix wet ingredients
Drizzle in the oil
Add dry ingredients, spices, vanilla
Batters ready!!
Fill cupcakes 2/3 the way full
Bake 325 degrees for 20-25 minutes

Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

1 pkg (8oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 C butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Mix until light and fluffy.  Gradually add in 2-2 1/2 C powered sugar until smooth.

Cream together butter and cream cheese
Add vanilla and cloves
Gradually add in powdered sugar
Silly Kate — Happy 15th!!

Sometimes you find recipes in the most interesting places… I was surprised to find this one in the local ads!!  I hardly ever see them there and then they’re not usually ones I want to try BUT these cupcakes are wonderful : )

Yield: 24

Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes...

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Ingredients

  • Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes:
  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg, 4oz vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 C canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 C water
  • 1/2 C oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 pkg, 8oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 C butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

Instructions

  1. Spiced Pumpkin:
  2. Preheat oven 325 degrees.
  3. Mix wet ingredients on low speed, add dry ingredients.
  4. Beat on medium for 2 minutes until smooth.
  5. Spoon batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups, filing each 2/3 way full.
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Until springs back with a light touch
  7. Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting:
  8. Mix until light and fluffy.
  9. Gradually add in 2-2 1/2 C powered sugar until smooth.

 

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  1. 5 stars
    Loved these… particularly the cream cheese icing! I guess I will have to make them for myself!

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