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30 mins

Turn a boxed cake mix into something fabulous!
This is a simple and easy way to make something fabulous! Think outside the box mix. See my other how-to's for a tute on how to make cream cheese frosting!

Posted by Scarlet-Begonias from Everett, Washington, United States • Published See Scarlet-Begonias's 15 projects »

  • Step 1

    Gather your ingredients, canned pumpkin, yellow cake mix, eggs, water, vegetable oil, water cupcake tin and liners, and set your oven to 350 F

  • Step 2

    Prepare your cake mix as indicated on the box. To ensure that your cake is extra moist, add an extra 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil! (Works like a charm!)

  • Step 3

    Add one cup canned pumpkin. **DO NOT USE PUMPKIN PIE FILLING! They're not the same thing!** Mix the canned pumpkin into the batter.

  • Step 4

    Add 2 tablespoons of pumpkin pie spice to the pumpkin and cake batter mixture. Mix until the spice is evenly distrubuted, about 1 min.

  • Step 5

    Line your cupcake tin with your favorite kind of cupcake liner. Paper, foil, doesn't matter here! :D

  • Step 6

    Using a spring-loaded ice cream scoop, scoop the batter into the liners. If you don't have a spring-loaded scoop, go ahead and use a tablespoon and fill the liners 2/3rds full. Yeilds about 2 dozen cupcakes

  • Step 7

    Bake at 350F for 18-20. Let cook IN the cupcake tins for 30 mins on a wire rack, then you can take the cupcakes out of the tins to cool completely.

  • Step 8

    Top with cream cheese frosting or Wilton's white candy melts and serve!
    Check out my other how-to's for the cream cheese frosting recipe!

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cupcake gangster
cupcake gangster · 64 projects
i have been making them like this forever~ so yummy!!!