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What’s Better Than Cupcakes?

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Actually, what is better than PUMPKIN CUPCAKES!!???  Pumpkin cupcakes that are super easy to make and pretty healthy, that’s what!  I passed this along to Ellen earlier this week and she made them and LOVED them.  I’m going to try to make them this weekend – especially since today is the first day of fall!  (thanks AGAIN

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Frosting
Calories: 121.1
Fat: 2.8 g
  • 18.25 oz Betty Crocker Golden Vanilla Super Moist Cake Mix*
  • 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 cup canned 100% pure pumpkin
  • 1 cup water

For the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz Philadelphia 1/3 fat cream cheese (do not use fat free)
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin (canned is fine)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 5 tbsp packed brown sugar


Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake wrappers. Combine cake mix and pumpkin spice in a large bowl. Add pumpkin puree and water, mix about 2 minutes.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake about 20 – 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

For the frosting, combine the cream cheese, pumpkin, vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and brown sugar until smooth. You can use a spatula to ice the cupcakes or pipe them which may require making more frosting.

Makes 24
*Betty Crocker has reduced their cake mixes, so read the labels on your box. Dunkin Hines still carries 18.25 oz boxes.
And you can’t start fall without a new outfit – this would be mine.  REALLY want that sweater – go on sale! go on sale! go on sale! 
Fall is here

Pleated skirt
$118 –

Seven For All Mankind boot cut jeans
$195 –

Patagonia knee socks
$20 –

Vans sneaker
$42 –

3 1 Phillip Lim leather tote
$1,274 –

Michael Kors Watches gold watch
199 –

Jennifer Zeuner evil eye pendant
$144 –

Jamie Wolf stud earrings
$2,250 –

Written by bevanddara

September 23, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Posted in Fashion, Food

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  1. These look amazing and very yummy! Jen xoxo


    September 23, 2011 at 3:03 pm

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