Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Nov 28

I know everyone has started thinking about the shopping and baking for the holiday season, but I am still stuck in fall!  A scarecrow is on my door, and I am ignoring that it is supposed to be below freezing temperatures tomorrow.

I am not ready to say goodbye to my pumpkin :)  So here’s one last recipe for a delicious pumpkin cupcake (from Confessions of  Cookbook Queen– who just welcomed a beautiful baby girl into her family).  I made it a little unhealthier and added a cream cheese frosting– but there’s yogurt in the cupcake.  That cancels out the cream cheese, right?!?

Anyone else sad to see the end of fall, or are you all ready to deck the halls?

Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • Prep time: 5 min
  • Cook time: 15 min
  • Servings: 24
  • Difficulty: easy

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 muffin tins with paper liners.

In the bowl of a mixer, combine cake mix, pumpkin, eggs, greek yogurt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Mix until mixed, for a couple of minutes. Fill muffin tins about half full with batter. Bake for about 15 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Prepare cream cheese frosting. Frost cooled cupcakes...try not to meet immediately!

Comments: 6

  1. Sounds yummy! I like fall, but I LOVE winter, so I’m ready to deck the halls!!

  2. Sadie @ Frosting&Filigree Nov 28 at 2:01 pm Reply

    These look fabulous! I would say, I love fall and winter equally, I can’t choose. But now that I think about it, I think I might prefer the whole pumpkin/apple flavor profile. Christmas flavors are across the board so it’s harder to put them in a category. Those are my deep thoughts on this Wednesday morning.

  3. carrian Nov 28 at 6:39 pm Reply

    I love the change in seasons, but I hate how long snow lasts in utah. UGH!

  4. Sometimes I wonder if cream cheese frosting should be its own food group :) Love these and am so happy to have stumbled across your blog!

    • Elizabeth Nov 29 at 5:03 pm Reply

      Hope you stop by again– I’m off to check out your blog :)

  5. Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z Nov 29 at 6:04 pm Reply

    Hi Elizabeth,
    Looks like a rich delicious recipe with the pumpkin and Greek yogurt. Love your new blog look .I

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