Autumn Spice Cupcakes With Pumpkin-Spice Frosting Recipe

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Autumn Spice Cupcakes With Pumpkin-Spice Frosting
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  • 1 (18 oz) box spice cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (15 oz) can pumpkin, pureed
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 3 -4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp orange food coloring (optional)


  1. Cupcakes:.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F
  3. Sift cake mix into a medium mixing bowl until all lumps are removed. Then add water, pumpkin and eggs and thoroughly combine with a hand-held mixer.
  4. Spoon batter into muffin pan cups lined with paper liners, filling each cup 1/3-full.
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into center of thickest cupcake comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool on a wire rack for one hour.
  7. Frosting:.
  8. In a medium mixing bowl, combine butter, pumpkin, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves.
  9. Add powdered sugar one cup at a time, blending with a hand-held mixer and scraping sides of bowl with a rubber spatula until a smooth and spreadable texture is met. (Note: You may use less or more powdered sugar per your preference. If frosting becomes too thick, thin with milk one drop at a time.).
  10. If desired, add food coloring for an extra festive orange color.
  11. Frost cooled cupcakes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 807.16 Kcal (3379 kJ)
Calories from fat 363.07 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 40.34g 62%
Cholesterol 44.75mg 15%
Sodium 892.49mg 37%
Potassium 1877.91mg 40%
Total Carbs 104.63g 35%
Sugars 66.54g 266%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Protein 9.24g 18%
Vitamin C 0.4mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 70.2mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 408.57 Kcal (1711 kJ)
Calories from fat 183.78 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.42g 62%
Cholesterol 22.65mg 15%
Sodium 451.77mg 37%
Potassium 950.57mg 40%
Total Carbs 52.96g 35%
Sugars 33.68g 266%
Dietary Fiber 0.05g 0%
Protein 4.68g 18%
Vitamin C 0.2mg 1%
Iron 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 35.5mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 19.5
  • 23

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar

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