Quick Box Mix Spicy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Not what you think!

Spicy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Or maybe it is what you think.  This is one of those recipes you keep just in case. Just in case you need a quick dessert for company … Yes, it is that good … Or just in case you are selected to bring dessert for the workplace potluck. You might find after you try it … it’s a family favorite.

If you like pumpkin and spices you will like these Spicy Pumpkin Cupcakes.

Are you going to be disappointed if you find this is a cake mix makeover? Don’t be. Here is a scratch Spicy Pumpkin Cake Recipe as an alternative.

Spicy Pumpkin

Favorite Pumpkin Spice Cake










Here is this easy recipe. Pick your favorite moist spice cake box mix that requires addition of oil. It will most likely require oil, water and eggs. Make the cake per the package directions except substitute pumpkin puree for the oil in these proportions: 3/4 of the oil measurement. That’s a bit confusing! If the recipe asks for 1 cup of oil use 3/4 cup pumpkin puree as a substitute instead. DO NOT add oil. OR if the cake mix asks for 1/2 cup oil use 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of pumpkin instead. Again do not use the oil at all. But do add other ingredients called for on the box.

Bake according to box directions … make it a cake or cupcakes.

Spicy Pumpkin Cupcakes

For the topping use a plain buttercream frosting with a sprinkle of cinnamon, or a dollop of whipping cream as an alternative.

Buttercream Frosting

Or use the frosting recipe for the Favorite Pumpkin Spice Cake





Spicy Pumpkin Cupcakes

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