Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I am not sure why this happens, but the day I turn my calendar to September I start craving all things pumpkin .  I came across these super simple pumpkin cupcakes in my Real Simple magazine last year.  They take only a few minutes to mix up and definitely satisfy my fall pumpkin craving.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

1, 18.5 ounce box of yellow cake mix (NOT the butter recipe) plus the ingredients called for on the package directions
½ tsp pumpkin pie spice
1, 15 ounce can of pure pumpkin puree
1 batch of cream cheese frosting

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line two 12 cup muffin tins with liners.  Add the oil and egg as called for in the cake mix directions, however leave out the water that is called for in the directions.  Instead, add the can of pumpkin puree and the pumpkin pie spice.  Blend until well combined.

Evenly  distribute the batter among the 24 muffin tins.  Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool and frost with some cream cheese frosting.  Mmmmm, fall heaven.

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10 Comments

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10 responses to “Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. yes! i want to eat about ten of these right now 🙂 i love pumpkin desserts! xoxo jillian:: enter to win a knit cowl!

  2. these are lovely! for me, pumpkin = fall, but it’s still so warm here on the east coast so it doesn’t quite feel like fall yet…perhaps I need some of these to get me in the spirit!

  3. I’m with you, I’m ready for all things pumpkin! This recipe looks great, love the short ingredient list!

  4. Stacy D.

    Looks yummy! Do you have any tips on how to get the frosting on there so perfectly? What do you use?

    • Anne

      Hi Stacy! I actually put the frosting into a gallon sized ziplock bag and then cut off the tip. Then I just swirl it onto the cake. It makes frosting fast and easy!

  5. angela

    YUMMY! I have already made 2 pumpkin treats for the family and this one will be o my list of treats to make. Thanks!

  6. I love how delicious these look-yet so simple to make. But how the heck do you get that frosting looking so perfect?!

  7. I love the simplicity of the recipe! Looks delicious. Can I ask how you get your frosting to look so cool?

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