Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes Recipe

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Cream-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes
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  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 can (15 oz) solid- pack pumpkin
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • filling:
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract , optional
  • whole cloves, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat sugar, oil, pumpkin and eggs until well blended. Combine flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder and cinnamon; gradually beat into pumpkin mixture until well blended.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For filling, combine cornstarch and milk in a small saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; cool to room temperature.
  4. In a large bowl, cream shortening, butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla if desired. Gradually add cornstarch mixture, beating until smooth.
  5. Using a sharp knife, cut a 1-in. circle 1 in. deep in the top of each cupcake. Carefully remove tops and set aside. Spoon or pipe filling into cupcakes. Replace tops. If desired, add a clove pumpkin stem to the tops. Yield: about 1-1/2 dozen.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 524.44 Kcal (2196 kJ)
Calories from fat 164.8 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.31g 28%
Cholesterol 43.42mg 14%
Sodium 289.84mg 12%
Potassium 70.52mg 2%
Total Carbs 83.81g 28%
Sugars 39.58g 158%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Protein 5.29g 11%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 36.9mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 321.32 Kcal (1345 kJ)
Calories from fat 100.97 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.22g 28%
Cholesterol 26.61mg 14%
Sodium 177.59mg 12%
Potassium 43.21mg 2%
Total Carbs 51.35g 28%
Sugars 24.25g 158%
Dietary Fiber 0.06g 0%
Protein 3.24g 11%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 22.6mg 4%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 12
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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