Yesterday I felt like baking and I knew I wanted to make something with pumpkin. I decided on pumpkin cupcakes with pumpkin butter cream frosting.
1 box White Cake mix
1 1/8 cup water
A little less than 1/3 cup Oil
2 Heaping Tablespoons of Pumpkin Puree
1 Teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
Mix all ingredients, pour into cupcake liners - Bake @ 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
(I had my finger crossed hoping that they were going to bake right with the changes I made in the recipe)
1 stick Butter
1/2 cup Crisco
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 Tablespoons Pumpkin Puree
4 cups Confectioner's Sugar
Cream the Crisco & Butter, add vanilla pumpkin pie spice and pumpkin. Add the sugar 1 cup at a time. You may add a tablespoon or two of milk if needed to make the frosting thinner.
Decorate cupcakes anyway you want. I used a frosting bag with a bigger tip for cupcakes from Wilton - Tip 1M.
I added some fall sprinkles and put the cupcakes in my carrier. The verdict? The guys at worked loved them and I must say that they were pretty yummy. The pumpkin taste was just enough.
I hope you give this a try and enjoy it!