Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Sugar Frosting

Lynn demonstrates how to make Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cinnamon Sugar Frosting.  These are great for a Fall dessert.  Adapted from lovefromtheoven.

Ingredients:
Cupcakes:

  • 1 box spice cake mix (I used a homemade spice cake mix)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice (I used homemade pumpkin pie spice)

Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3-1/2 – 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Cinnamon Sugar Mixture (2-3 Tablespoons)
  • Pinch of salt

Cinnamon Sugar Mixture:

  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 3-4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 325°.  Place 24 cupcake liners in cupcake pans and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, water, eggs, oil, pumpkin and cinnamon.  Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Fill the cupcake liners with batter, approximately 2/3 the way full. An ice cream scoop works perfectly for this task.

Bake for 17-22 minutes or until tops spring back lightly when touched.

Remove from oven and place on wire rack.  Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting:

Beat cream cheese, butter and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until blended.  Gradually beat in sugar.  Blend in salt and 2 Tablespoons of the cinnamon sugar mixture.  Spread or pipe onto cupcakes.  Garnish with a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar and sprinkles, if desired.

Store cupcakes in refrigerator.

Link to Homemade Spice Cake Mix

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Lynn's Recipes: October 2014
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