desserts

Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes

Perfect for fall (and all!) celebrations, bake sales or a special afterschool treat, these pumpkin cupcakes are crowned with a cream cheese frosting that features just a hint of spice. Yum!
15 min
PREP TIME
20 min
COOK TIME
270
CALORIES
16
INGREDIENTS
24
Servings

INGREDIENTS

  • Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes:
  • 1 pkg (2-layer size) yellow cake mix
  • 1 pkg (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup (250 ml) canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp (7 ml) Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Cloves, Ground
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 pkg (250 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup (50 ml) butter, softened
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp (1 ml) Cloves, Ground
  • 1 pound (500 g) icing sugar

Preparation

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Beat all cupcake ingredients together in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened, scraping side of bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes or until well blended.
  • 2 Spoon batter into 24 lightly greased or paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.
  • 3 Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.
  • 4 For the Frosting, beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla and cloves in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in icing sugar until smooth. Frost cooled cupcakes with prepared frosting.
  • 5 Tip: Substitute the 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp cloves for 2 1/2 tsp Club House Pumpkin Pie Spice. In the icing, the 1/4 tsp cloves could be switched to pumpkin pie spice as well.

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