These easy pumpkin spice cupcakes are delicious and pssst….they come from a boxed cake mix. Why not celebrate fall with these fun cupcakes that are so easy to make. Pumpkin spice with a cream cheese frosting for a delicious, simple fall recipe idea with lots of pumpkin flavor.
I wanted to do something simple that could be made quickly since that is what this island is about. Plus, coming back from vacation, I did not have a lot of ingredients in the house. I am out of fruit and a few staples, but I had a few necessary ingredients.
So I started with a spice cake mix and went from there to create these Pumpkin Pie Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, which are really flavorful and taste like fall in a cupcake.
These are always a hit and they are so easy to make.
These are so simple to make with a cake mix and they actually taste like muffins when you bake them. But they really go up a notch when you add a nice cream cheese frosting.
We love pumpkin this time of year, so check out these other great pumpkin recipes.
- Pumpkin Mug Cake – A perfect cake for one made in your microwave!
- Pumpkin Ice Cream – A no-churn pumpkin ice cream recipe that is deliciously refreshing!
- Pumpkin Spice Cake – A tasty fall spice sheet cake with pecans!
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
1 box Spice Cake Mix
1 15 oz. can pumpkin
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 °. Add ingredients into mixing bowl. Pour into prepared cups.
Bake 20-24 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Let cupcakes cool completely and frost with cream cheese frosting. (recipe below)
Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8 oz. package cream cheese
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
Cream together butter and cream cheese on slow speed in mixer. Gradually add powdered sugar and beat on high until peaks form. Frost cupcakes. These make a really nice, rich pumpkin cupcake with a frosting that is creamy, without being too sweet. I think you will love them!
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