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What are some simple recipes for pumpkin cupcakes?

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Some simple recipes for pumpkin cupcakes are pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting from Real Simple and spiced pumpkin cupcakes on the Betty Crocker website. Another easy recipe requires only a 15-ounce can of pumpkin mixed with 1 box of spice cake mix spooned into muffin tins and baked.

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What are some simple recipes for pumpkin cupcakes?
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Make simple pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting by preparing a box of yellow cake mix as directed on the package and adding a 15-ounce can of pumpkin puree and 1/2 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice. Spoon the batter into a muffin tin filled with cupcake liners, and bake at 350 F for 18 to 22 minutes. While the cake cooks, cream together two 8-ounce packages of softened cream cheese and 2 cups of confectioners' sugar to make the cream cheese frosting. Frost the cooled cupcakes with the mixture.

Another simple recipe also used 1 box of yellow cake mix along with 1/2 cup of water, 1 cup of canned pumpkin, 1/3 cup vegetable oil and 4 eggs. Beat all the ingredients together, then fill muffin cups with the batter, and bake at 350 F for 19 to 24 minutes. Meanwhile, add 1/2 cup of finely chopped pecans and 2 tablespoons of sugar to a skillet, and roast on low for 8 minutes. Remove the pecans from the skillet, and sprinkle with 1 more tablespoon of sugar. Frost the cooled cupcakes with 1 container of cream cheese frosting, and garnish with the pecans.

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