Thursday, November 8, 2012

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Spiced Frosting

1 box spice cake mix
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin purée
1 can vanilla frosting
Pumpkin Pie Spice

Preheat oven to 350*F.
Combine the cake mix and pumpkin purée.
Evenly fill cupcake tins. The batter was definitely on the thick side, so I used a cookie scoop.
Bake until cake springs back when touched.
Remove from oven, and cupcake tin.
Allow to cool on a wire rack before frosting.

For these mini-cupcakes it took approximately 10-11 minutes,
For larger cupcakes increase cooking time to about 20 minutes.

While cupcakes are in the oven, take out the can of vanilla frosting, and mix in pumpkin pie spice until frosting is spiced to your liking. I think we added about a tablespoon.

These are SO easy, and my niece and nephew LOVED helping me do this. It was definitely a really kid friendly recipe. It's also batter that I can let them eat without worrying about them getting sick!