tasty autumn cupcakes

★★★★★ 2
By Victoria Fincher
from Idyllwild, CA

Not entirely sure how I came up with this one. It was a last minute Thanksgiving "uh-oh, what about dessert?" thing. But it was a hit! :)

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This yummy cupcake filled the Test Kitchen with the comforting aromas of autumn! They're bursting with cinnamon and pumpkin pie spices. These cupcakes are moist with a slight crunch from the walnuts. The cream cheese frosting is perfect on top. No one will believe these started with a boxed mix... they taste like they're from scratch. Delicious!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2
serves 28 - 29 cupcakes
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For tasty autumn cupcakes

  • 1 box
    golden vanilla cake mix, prepared as directed & uncooked
  • 1 c
    pumpkin pie mix
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 c
    chopped walnuts, divided by half
  • 2 Tbsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese frosting

How To Make tasty autumn cupcakes

  • 1
    Combine cake batter and pumpkin mixture in large bowl, mixing well.
  • 2
    Add cinnamon, 1 cup walnuts & brown sugar, mixing well.
  • 3
    Spoon into cupcake liners about 2/3 full. Bake at 375 until toothpick comes out clean.
  • 4
    Let cool, and frost generously. Sprinkle with remaining walnuts.
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