Monday, September 28, 2009

Pumpkin Cupcakes

I saw this recipe in my Real Simple magazine and wanted to try it out. I am in charge of all the food at our Halloween Dance the YW are putting on so I am hunting for fun, tasty food for the youth. They turned out really moist and good with the perfect amount of pumpkin is the recipe:

1 box yellow cake mix (plus ingredients called for in the package directions)
1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1 15-ounce can pumpkin puree
2 8-ounce bars cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cups powder sugar
24 pieces candy corn

1. Heat over to 350F. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with paper liners. Prepare the cake mix as directed but with the following change: Add the pumpkin pie spice and substitute the can of pumpkin puree for the water called for in the package directions.
2. Divide the batter among the muffin tins and bake 18-22 mins. Let cool.
3. Using your mixer beat the cream cheese and sugar until creamy
** I added about another 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 1 tsp of vanilla to the frosting**
4. Spread on cupcakes and top with a piece of candy corn


Davis Family said...

I love anything pumpkin flavored, well almost anything. Thanks for the recipe!

Cristina said...

These were definitely delicious. I just stole the recipe :)