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@The Oily Cupboard 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!

Megan 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 W said...

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