Spiced Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

Perfect for fall celebrations, bake sales or afterschool snacks, these pumpkin cupcakes are crowned with a cream cheese frosting that has a hint of spice.
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  • 1 package (18 1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1 package (4-serving size) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup canned pumpkin
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® Cinnamon, Ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Cloves, Ground
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting (recipe follows)
15 mins
20 mins
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat all ingredients, except Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting, in large bowl with electric mixer on low speed just until moistened, scraping side of bowl frequently. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes or until well blended.

2. Spoon batter into 24 lightly greased or paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.

3. Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Frost with Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting.Spiced Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened, 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened, 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract, and 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Ground Cloves in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 box (16 ounces) confectioners' sugar until smooth.
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McCormick® Cloves
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(18 1/4 ounces) yellow cake mix
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baking soda
ground cloves
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories: 271 Calories
Fat: 11 Grams
Protein: 2 Grams
Cholesterol: 43 Milligrams
Carbohydrates: 41 Grams
Sodium: 256 Milligrams
Fiber: 1 Grams

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