Pumpkin Spice Filled Cupcakes

Patricia Kutchins

By
@Delisha

These are light and refreshing. Perfect for a crisp autumn day!


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Serves:

24

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
The filling inside these spice cupcakes is light and fluffy! The pumpkin flavor is perfect in these treats. Sweetened pecans add a little bit of crunch. All these flavors will definitely put you in a holiday mood.

Ingredients

1 box
spice cake mix (bake with ingredients on box)
8 oz
whipped cream cheese
15 oz
canned pumpkin
8 oz
Cool Whip, thawed
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/2 tsp
pumpkin pie spice
1/2 c
chopped pecans
1/3 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
butter

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix spice cake with ingredient on box. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper and fill each one with batter.
2
Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.
3
While cupcakes are baking, make the filling. Mix the softened cream cheese with the pumpkin.
4
Add the powdered sugar.
5
Add the pie spice.
6
Lastly, add the Cool Whip and beat until totally mixed. The Cool Whip should be thawed before using. Set this filling aside.
7
Melt 2 tbsp butter in small fry pan.
8
Add the chopped pecans and sugar. Stir until coated. Keep your eye on this for about 3-4 minutes, stirring often. When the pecans begin to caramelize, turn off the heat.
9
When cupcakes are baked and cooled, pluck out the center of each cupcake.
10
Pipe the cream filling into the center hole and around the top. Top with crushed sweetened pecans.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Pumpkin Patch
Hashtags: #pumpkin, #Cupcakes