Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Here is a delicious dessert that smacks of fall.  It’s perfect for Halloween, Tailgates, and Thanksgiving as a sweet alternative to pie or cake.  The recipe comes from McCormick.com , you can check out the site for more amazing recipes.
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
(Makes 24 (1 cupcake) servings., Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 35 minutes)
  • 1 package (18 1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1 package (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cloves, Ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat all ingredients, except Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting, in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened, scraping side of bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes or until well blended.

2. Spoon batter into 24 greased or paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.

3. Bake in oven for 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Frost with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting.

Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened, 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract, and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cloves in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 package (16 ounces) confectioners’ sugar (about 4 cups) until smooth.


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