Dreamy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Dreamy Pumpkin Cupcakes

When I first took a bite of these delightful cupcakes, I thought... OMG!  These are the best I have ever baked!!!

The combination of the super moist cupcake and the creamy dreamy frosting was absolutely amazing!!

For these super easy cupcakes all you need is:

A yellow cake mix, vanilla instant pudding mix, and a 15oz. can of pumpkin (puree).

Pumpkin Cupcake ingredients

All you have to do is mix all the ingredients together.  Nothing special, seriously!

Mix all pumpkin cupcake ingredients

The mixture might seem a bit stiff and dry.  It's fine! Then scoop and plop into cupcake liners in a muffin pan.  Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. 

Pumpkin cupcake batter in liners in a muffin tin

They puff up some, but not a lot.  They are so moist, without any eggs, oil or water!

Now, for the best part! Frosting! It is so dreamy, yummy and, easy!

These are the ingredients:
1 pkg. Neufchatel cream cheese (soft)
1 stick of butter
1 ½ Tbl. of maple syrup
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar

Using a mixer, cream the butter and cream cheese together.  Then add the spices and mix them in. Next add the powdered sugar, a cup at a time.  Be careful, the powdered sugar could poof all over you!

You must taste it at this point, grab a spoon and taste! Amazing, right???

I usually pipe frosting on cupcakes, because it's fast and easy!  I have some decorator tips.  I don't use a piping bag. I just use a gallon ziplock bag and snip the corner off and push the tip through.  Fill up the bag with the dreamy frosting.

frosting bag ready to pipe frosting

Squeeze and swirl onto the cupcake.  Then I added a pumpkin kiss on top! šŸ˜

Dreamy Pumpkin Cupcakes

Here's the recipe all together.

Easy Dreamy Pumpkin Cupcakes:

Yellow cake mix
Vanilla instant pudding mix
1 - 15oz. can of pumpkin (puree)

Mix together, and bake in cupcake pan with cupcake liners.  Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes.

Frosting:

1 pkg. Neufchatel cream cheese (soft)
1 stick of butter
1 ½ Tbl. of maple syrup
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar

Cream the cream cheese and stick of butter together until light and fluffy.  Add maple syrup, cinnamon, and vanilla, then mix.  Add powdered sugar one cup at a time.  Mix until smooth and creamy.

Enjoy!
Blessings!


Dreamy Creamy Pumpkin Cupcakes

10 comments

  1. I am SOOOO going to try these! I love anything pumpkin. And does your book club meet at Friendly's? That looks like a Friendly's to me.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Kirby!! You will LOVE these!! Our book club meets twice a month once at a home and the other at a local Perkins.

      Delete
  2. These were absolutel delicious. Thanks for letting us be your taste testers. Yummy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Elaine! You ladies are always SO encouraging!! Love you!!

      Delete
  3. These look so delicious! I will have to try them out for Thanksgiving :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi Eliesa! You won't be disappointed!! Have a blessed Thanksgiving!!

      Delete
  4. I just tried these for a family party and everyone loved them!! Mine weren't nearly as pretty as yours though! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, thank you, Holly! Pretty doesn't count as much as delicious! :)

      Delete
  5. I must say, a 3 ingredient cupcake couldn't get any easier - I'll have to give your style of cream cheese frosting a try - we just make the regular recipe but it's great!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi JoAnn! I know these things are sooo easy to make... And the cream cheese frosting To DIE for!!
      Thanks for stopping by!! :)

      Delete

Comments are awesome! Let me know what you think!