Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Since Halloween is coming closer, we felt inspired to make pumpkin cupcakes. This is an easy, no-fuss recipe. Just get a box of Betty Crocker white cake mix, dump a can of pumpkin in it, eggs, oil-- the usual, and then bake! This recipe will make about 20-25 standard-sized cupcakes. Rick and I are trying to eat healthier, so we gave most of them away. Decorating is the best part though, right??


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Servings: about 20-25 cupcakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: about 25 minutes
Ingredients:
- 1 (16.25 oz) box of Betty Crocker SuperMoist Cake Mix, White
- 1 (15 oz) can of pumpkin puree
- 3 egg whites
- 3/4 cups of water
- 1/3 cup of vegetable oil
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 
- 1/4 tsp. grated nutmeg
- frosting (your choice)
- sprinkles and decorations (optional)


1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large bowl, combine cake mix, egg whites, water, vegetable oil, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. 

Next, add pumpkin puree and beat on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. 
Ahh... good ol' Libby's Pumpkin Puree.
2. Line cupcake pan(s) with paper baking cups. Divide batter evenly among liners, filling each about 3/4 way. 



The cupcake fairy at work...

Bake on the middle rack at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Just keep an eye on it. Ovens vary greatly. Ours doesn't heat evenly. :-P

Cool baked cupcakes on a cooling rack before decorating. 
The FUN part!!


I'm so Asian that I can use toothpicks as chopsticks to decorate.

Candy corn cupcake!

Toothy pumpkin.

Flies stuck on a spiderweb. 
The whole gang. 



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1 comment:

  1. Those cupcakes are so nicely decorated! I'm a sucker for pumpkin flavored anything.
    Did you know you can also just use the cake mix and pumpkin (and leave out the eggs, oil, etc)?
    We make that often, although I think they fall apart too much for cupcake liners - just a spray of Pam does the trick.

    Anyways, thanks for sharing your awesome cupcake art!

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