I was asked to make pumpkin cupcakes and chocolate cupcakes for a party. I searched alot of recipes and since I ran out of sugar making the chocolate ones, I decided to use a cake mix recipe for the pumpkin ones, with my own twist. I like the combo of spices rather than just pimpkin pie spice. They were a big hit and led to an order for 18 of them in a few days. Enjoy!
1Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9"x13" baking pan by spraying with Pam or line 2 - 1 dozen cupcake pans with liners.
2Mix all batter ingredients together and beat for 2 minutes. Pour into prepared cake or cupcake pans.
Mix streusel ingredients together. sprinkle streusel over cake batter. Bake for 25 minutes or until done. Let cool completely.
3Make mousse in chilled bowl. Beat heavy cream, sugar, vanilla and pudding mix till soft peaks form. Add cream cheese and beat with wire whip mixer attachment until medium stiff peaks form. Pipe a swirl on top of cupcakes. Dust with pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy!