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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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