Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

1
Susan Feliciano

By
@frenchtutor

I made this recipe myself for my cupcake swap partner. I'd heard so much about people mixing black beans with cake mixes and getting edible desserts! I thought, why not mix a cake mix with something really good, and I found a can of pumpkin on my shelf.
I frosted these with just a dusting of powdered sugar, but you could get some canned vanilla frosting and stir in about a cup of Craisins - yumm!

Rating:

★★★★★ 5 votes

Comments:
Serves:
24 cupcakes
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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1 box
yellow cake mix
15 oz
canned pumpkin
1/3 c
oil
2
eggs
1 tsp
pumpkin pie spice (optional)

FROSTING

1 can(s)
vanilla frosting
1 c
craisins (dried cranberries)
OR
just dust with powdered sugar

How to Make Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare 24 muffin cups with paper liners or grease well.
  • 2Mix cake mix, pumpkin, oil, eggs, and spice on low speed of mixer until just blended. Then beat 2 minutes on medium speed, scraping bowl a couple of times.
  • 3Fill muffin cups about 1/2 full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until tops spring back when touched lightly. Cool about 5 minutes in pans, then remove to rack for complete cooling.
  • 4You can either frost with the craisin-vanilla frosting, or just dust with powdered sugar.
    Craisin-vanilla frosting: stir about 1 cup of craisins into a tub of vanilla frosting. Spread or pipe onto cupcakes.

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About Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Vegetables, Cakes, Muffins
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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