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Maple Pear Spice Cakes

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This flavorful cake is perfect to make during the cold winter months.

  • Hands-On Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour
  • Servings: 12 Mini Spice Cakes
  • Difficulty: Super Simple
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Ingredients

  • 1 package Duncan Hines® Signature Spice Cake Mix
  • water, oil and eggs called for on cake mix package
  • 1 can (15 oz.) sliced pears in light syrup, drained and diced
  • 1 container Duncan Hines® Creamy Maple Spice Frosting
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans or walnuts
  • ground cinnamon, for dusting

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF. Grease and flour 12-cup muffin pan. Do not use liners.
  2. Combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl with wooden spoon until blended. Set aside 12 pieces of diced pear for garnish. Stir remaining pears into batter. Pour into prepared pan. (Cups will be full)
  3. Bake 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  5. Spread frosting around outside bottom third of cupcakes. Roll frosting in chopped pecans.
  6. Pipe Maple Spice Frosting onto cupcakes and garnish with diced pear and dust with cinnamon.

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Tips

Spice & carrot cake

Spice & carrot cake

to make a white cake into a spice cake just add a pinch of nutmeg, ground ginger, and cinnamon. But if you want a carrot cake just add some shredded carrots to any veriaty of spice cake.


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