Nanny's Pumpkin Cupcakes. A very fun and easy cupcake recipe with pureed pumpkin & decorated with candy corn. A perfect sweet treat for Fall and Thanksgiving

Nanny's Pumpkin Cupcakes. A very fun and easy cupcake recipe with pureed pumpkin & decorated with candy corn. A perfect sweet treat for Fall and Thanksgiving

Nanny Pat has made some Pumpkin Cupcakes, together with her own frosting, and of course do you see those little candy corn treats decorated on the tops?
Nanny tells me this recipe is super easy to make, and she had great fun decorating them!

The cupcakes are light and fluffy, and the frosting is so delicious, infused with vanilla, this is a creamy delicious cream cheese forsting!

If you have any candy corn or Halloween treats leftover, you can easily decorate the tops of these cupcakes with whatever candy you have left over. Be creative and have fun!

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So let's see how Nanny made her cupcakes.
Recipe adapted from Libby's Pumpkin recipe collection and Pat Milton

Prep Time

5 - 10 minutes

Cook Time

Approx 18 - 23 minutes

Yield

24

What you need

cupcake pan (for 24) and liners

Ingredients

The cake batter

spice cake mix
pumpkin Puree
large eggs
vegetable oil
water

The Frosting

confectioners (powdered) sugar
cream cheese
softened butter
vanilla

For decorating the tops

orange morsels, candy corn, and jelly candy pumpkins

See the recipe card below for quantities.

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Paper-line or grease 24 muffin cups. I used pumpkin patterned cupcake liners.

2. Mix the cake mix, pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, and water in a mixer bowl until all combined. Mix for 2 -3 minutes.

3. Pour batter into muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.

4. Bake for 18 to 23 minutes or the toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool then prepare the frosting.

Make the frosting:

1. Cream together the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla, then add confectioners sugar a little at a time and use whatever color you would like. I used a little red and yellow coloring to get the orange color.

2. Decorate with orange morsels, candy corn, and jelly candy pumpkins

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other ingredients? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Nanny's Pumpkin Cupcakes. A very fun and easy cupcake recipe with pureed pumpkin & decorated with candy corn. A perfect sweet treat for Fall and Thanksgiving

Recipe Card

Nanny's Pumpkin Cupcakes. A very fun and easy cupcake recipe with pureed pumpkin & decorated with candy corn. A perfect sweet treat for Fall and Thanksgiving

Nanny’s Pumpkin Cupcakes

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nanny's Pumpkin Cupcakes. A very fun and easy cupcake recipe with pureed pumpkin & decorated with candy corn. A perfect sweet treat for Fall and Thanksgiving

Ingredients

The cake batter:

  • 18.25 oz package spice cake mix
  • 15 oz can Pumpkin Puree
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup water

The Frosting:

  • 1 1/2 Cups sifted confectioners sugar, powdered
  • 4 oz . cream cheese
  • 1/4 Cup softened butter
  • 1/2 tsp . vanilla

For decorating the tops:

  • orange morsels, candy corn, and jelly candy pumpkins

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Paper-line or grease 24 muffin cups. I used pumpkin patterned cupcake liners
  2. Mix the cake mix, pumpkin puree, eggs, oil and water in a mixer bowl until all combined. Mix for 2 -3 minutes.
  3. Pour batter into muffin cups, filling 3/4 full.
  4. Bake for 18 to 23 minutes or toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool then prepare the frosting.

Make the frosting:

  1. Cream together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla, then add confectioners sugar a little at a time and use whatever color you would like. I used a little red and yellow colouring to get the orange colour.
  2. Decorate with orange morsels, candy corn, and jelly candy pumpkins

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 203Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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