Cake Mix Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

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I feel terrible that I’ve been absent from the blog for sooo long. Without getting into too many details our family has had a pretty crumby last few months. There’s been several deaths, including a very tragic, and unexpected one, that hit me extremely hard, and honestly, I’m still trying to work through my grief.

Thanks for bearing with me, I’m gonna try to get back into the swing of things, starting today, by sharing with you all a tasty and super simple recipe!

A few weeks ago my bestie requested that I whip up some Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes for a potluck she was hosting. I’ve never made pumpkin anything before, and I’ve never even tasted a pumpkin pie cupcake, so I was a little apprehensive to take on the task.

The Twincesses family birthday party, friend party, three (Canadian)Thanksgiving dinner parties, a trip to NYC, AND the potluck was all scheduled in the same week and a half…AHHH!  So, with tons of baking to do for all of the events, I decided I needed to cut some corners. I wanted and needed to make things easier on myself with the potluck cupcakes, so with the help of a store bought cake mix, I crafted a 4 ingredient pumpkin pie muffin.  I also whipped up a tasty cream cheese buttercream icing and voila-> delicious and easy-to-make pumpkin pie cupcakes! The cupcakes turned out so good that I nixed what I was going to bake for the Thanksgiving dinners, and instead just made more cupcakes! Easy peasy!

And since I missed out on posting this yummy recipe for our Canadian Thanksgiving, hopefully some of my American friends can give this recipe a try for theirs!

What’s your fave easy Thanksgiving treat? Let me know in the comments!

Enjoy!


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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
A holiday staple transformed into a light and moist cupcake with a delicious cream cheese buttercream icing.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
Pumpkin Pie Muffins
Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing
Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
cupcakes
Ingredients
Pumpkin Pie Muffins
Cream Cheese Buttercream Icing
Instructions
Muffins
  1. Combine and mix all ingredients
  2. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full
  3. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes, or until you can insert a toothpick into muffin, and it comes out clean
  4. Let muffins cool completely before icing or decorating
Icing
  1. Combine butter, shortening, cream cheese, and vanilla, then mix
  2. Add in icing sugar and pumpkin pie spice, then mix until smooth
  3. Add milk a few splashes at a time, until icing is the desired consistency for piping or spreading
  4. Optional: top cupcakes with a light sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice, and/or add any other type of candy or sprinkles you'd like, to garnish the cupcakes, and ENJOY!!!
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20 thoughts on “Cake Mix Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

  1. They look absolutely delicious! I’d never guess muffins that were made with the mix could be so good looking 😉 Great tip!

  2. I do love eating pumpkin but never tried to eat and make a pumpkin pie cupcake and it sounds really delicious. I will definitely try this for my kids, thanks for sharing!

    1. you could if you enjoy the taste of pumpkin and chocolate together! are you allergic to artificial vanilla? If so, I would add artificial vanilla extract instead, or caramel extract would be a great alternative, or you could omit it all together!

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