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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Using Duncan Hines Spice Cake mix makes the best cupcakes. Fill the center and frost the top with the creamy pumpkin frosting. mmmmm....good!

  • Hands-On Time: 10 Minutes
  • Total Time: 45 Minutes
  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: Pretty Easy
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Ingredients

  • 1 box Signature Spice Cake Mix
  • 8 oz. whipped cream cheese
  • 1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree
  • 1 container whipped topping
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter

Baking Instructions

  1. Make cake according to directions on the box.
  2. Make 24 cupcakes, bake 25 min. 350 degrees.
  3. While cakes are baking, mix the softened cream cheese with the pumpkin.
  4. Add the powdered sugar.
  5. Add the pie spice.
  6. Last add the cool whip and beat until totally mixed.
  7. Set this filling aside.
  8. Melt 2 tbsp. butter in small fry pan.
  9. Add the chopped pecans and sugar.
  10. Stir until coated. Keep your eye on this for about 3-4 minutes, stirring often.
  11. When the pecans begin to caramelize, turn off the heat.
  12. Pluck out the center of each cupcake.
  13. Pipe the cream filling into the center hole and around the top.
  14. Top with crushed sweetened pecans.

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Tips

Baking a level cake

Baking a level cake

When preparing cakepan to bake a cake, line inside bottom of pan with wax paper. Wrap OUTSIDE of pan with dampened terrycloth on sides only. Pour cake batter into pan onto wax paper and bake as usual. No need to grease inside of pan, cake will rise level. This works for all sizes of cakes. Terry


Soften butter and cream cheese

Soften butter and cream cheese

To soften butter or cream cheese quickly without using a microwave, turn on your oven light and put the butter or cream cheese on the rack near the light. Keep the light on and in about 30 minutes you'll have them at just the right consistency to start baking.





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