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I’ll be honest…I’m not a big fan of pumpkin. But, these are absolutely delicious! The combination of yellow cake mix, cinnamon and pumpkin compliment each other so well. I normally make these in a mini muffin pan, and one batch makes about 90. Yes, I said 90. With the cupcakes, one batch made a little over 3 dozen. These are great for any time of the year, but especially in the fall around Halloween and Thanksgiving!
1 box Duncan Hines yellow cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 large can of pumpkin pie filling (the BIG can!) 30 oz.
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
Combine all ingredients and beat with electric mixer for 3-4 minutes on medium speed. Spoon 2/3 full into muffin pan and bake at 350 degrees for 32-34 minutes. Cool and cover with cream cheese icing. Oh, and a chocolate pumpkin for added effect.
Cream Cheese Icing Recipe: (does not need to be stored in refrigerator)
2 lbs. powdered sugar
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup shortening
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 can cream cheese icing
Combine all ingredients in bowl and mix at medium speed for 5-7 minutes. Pipe on top of cooled cupcakes.