Monday, October 22, 2007

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Cupcakes

From Oggie: thought I'd send along a couple of our favorite cool weather recipes.

Even though this recipe is technically for cupcakes, it also bakes up beautifully as a cake

1 box spice cake mix
1 15-ounce pure pumpkin (don't mistakenly use the pumpkin pie mix)
3 large eggs
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup water
1 container prepared cream cheese frosting

Blend the first five ingredients in a large mixing bowl until moistened and then beat on medium speed for two minutes.

Pour batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups (fill cups 3/4 of the way). You could also pour the batter into greased and floured cake pans (either one rectangular or two round).

Bake at 350 degrees for 16-21 minutes (baking time will vary for cake pans), until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then remove to baking racks to cool completely.

Top with craem cheese frosting.

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