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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

COUNTDOWN: 5 DAYS TILL HALLOWEEN.
Pumpkin

The legitimate definition:
> Pumpkin: a gourd-like squash of the genus Cucurbita and the family Cucurbitaceae.

MY definition:
> Pumpkin: a delicious flavor found in various bakery items that represents fall to its fullest extent, beautiful & delicious.

This week I decided to take what I know about the delicious pumpkin flavor and put my own little twist on it, by adding it to Spice Cake Mix.

And by topping it with a homemade Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting, YUM!
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

**Make sure you have Cupcake Pan Liners before starting this recipe!
**Also, you do not need a KitchenAid for this recipe, but it is greatly recommended. 

For this recipe, you need two different sets of ingredients:
Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • Spice Cake Mix
  • 3 Large Eggs
  • 1 1/3 Cup Water
  • 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • One 15oz Can of Pumpkin Puree

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

  • One package of cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar

Steps to making Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes!

1) In your KitchenAid (or by hand) mix the Spice Cake Mix, 3 Large Eggs, 1 1/3 Cup Water, 1/3 Cup Vegetable Oil, and the 15oz Can of Pumpkin Puree.
Ingredients in Bowl

2) Mix until you get a nice light brown color and all ingredients are fully mixed.
Mixed Cake Batter

3) Now is the time to line your cupcake pan with your cupcake liners!
Cupcake Pan with Liners

4) Fill the liners about 3/4 of the way full with the help of a large spoon.
Filling Cupcake Liners with Mix

5) Put your cupcakes into the oven at 350°F and put your cupcakes in for 20 Minutes.
Setting Oven to 350Cow Timer

6) After your timer has rung, put your cupcakes on a safe surface to cool.
Setting Cupcakes to Cool

Steps to making Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting!

1) In your KitchenAid (or by hand) mix your softened package of cream cheese, softened 1/4 cup of butter, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 3 cups of powdered sugar.
Ingredients in Mixer

2) Mix until all of the ingredients are fully mixed and you have a nice tan color.
Mixed Up Ingredients

**Before frosting your cupcakes, make sure the cupcakes are cooled throughly. If needed, put frosted cupcakes in refrigerator to cool.  

Drum Roll Please…….

TA-DA! Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Homemade Cinnamon Cream Cheese Icing!

Cupcakes

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