Pumpkin Spice Filled Cupcakes
spice cake mix (bake with ingredients on box)
whipped cream cheese
pumpkin pie spice
1Mix spice cake with ingredient on box. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper and fill each one with batter.
2Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes.
3While cupcakes are baking, make the filling. Mix the softened cream cheese with the pumpkin.
6Lastly, add the Cool Whip and beat until totally mixed. The Cool Whip should be thawed before using. Set this filling aside.
7Melt 2 tbsp butter in small fry pan.
8Add 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.
9When cupcakes are baked and cooled, pluck out the center of each cupcake.
10Pipe the cream filling into the center hole and around the top. Top with crushed sweetened pecans.
Originally Posted: Sat, Oct 29, 2011