Friday, October 8, 2010

pumpkin cupcakes

No fuss pumpkin cupcakes

1 package yellow cake mix
15 ounces pumpkin puree
3 eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon of pumpkin pie spice

vanilla frosting

In a large bowl mix cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Beat with a hand mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.  Pour into greased muffin tins, or use fun cupcake liners like I did.  Bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool.

After cupcakes have fully cooled add frosting to tops.  Yum :)

I got the recipe from a cookbook I bought at the grocery store before Thanksgiving last year. I did change it up a bit.  It is really called 'no fuss pumpkin cake', but we like cupcakes better in our house.  And I was hoping to pass them off as pumpkin least the kids would eat something for breakfast...ha!  Breakfast is so hard in our house.  These little pumpkin lovies are so good, I could eat then for breakfast, lunch or rich & delish.

Don't you just love little recipe books you grab from the grocery store check out area.  I have found more fun books and magazines while waiting in the check out line.  Mmmmm...they must be doing that on purpose.



Lauren said...

Why, yes. I’ll take 10 please :)

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

oh yeah baby! you can bet this is sooooo on the menu for next week!

you suck btw...haha...i don't really need to be eating these and not i will be!

Katie said...

Mmmm... pumpkin muffins/cupcakes are a hot item this week. I now have 3 recipes to choose from to bring for snack for my daughters preschool next week. The topic for the week is apples & pumpkins so I'm planning a pumpkin muffin for one of those days.

Emily said...

Yum! I love anything pumpkin and I'm already in a pumpkin craze over here!

Todd and Courtney said...

oh goodness I could eat all of those. Im writing the recipe on a recipe card so I can make those when Todd gets home!

Maggie said...

Those muffins look amazing! Yummy! I am going to have to put those on my "to bake" list. :-)

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Bonnie said...

Those look so yummy! I love your kitchen too. You & Becky are both cupcake crazy!

shortmama said...

I have been craving pumpkin lately! Yum!

Kelli @ RTSM said...

Yummo! I have two cans of pumpkin in my cabinet just waiting to be turned into something yummy like this!