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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting


*Pumpkin Cupcakes*

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 can pumpkin puree NOT pumpkin pie filling
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

*Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting*

  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter unsalted
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 Tbs. milk optional


Pumpkin Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Mix cake mix, pumpkin puree and vegetable oil in mixer or stir by hand
  • Add pumpkin pie spice (if you aren't sure how much cinnamon flavor you want, add one tsp., then taste after all ingredients are mixed together. Add another if you want more cinnamon.
  • Mix until all ingredients are combined
  • Spoon batter into cupcake liners or muffin pan -- filling 3/4 high
  • Bake 350 for 15-18 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean
  • cool on wire rack
  • frost

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Mix cream cheese (must be at room temperature), and butter (also needs to be room temperature)
  • In separate bowl, add powdered sugar and 1 - 2 teaspoons cinnamon. Whisk until combined.
  • Add powdered sugar mixture to cream cheese mixture -- one cup at a time, mixing in between each cup
  • Add up to 2 tablespoons milk to achieve desired frosting consistency