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Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

The change in weather brings out the baker in me. It could be because most of our activities are centered around fall – a few weeks ago we went apple and peach picking and now pumpkin picking. Whatever it may be, it prompted us to make this super easy pumpkin spice cupcakes.

You can appreciate a no fuss recipe that isn’t from scratch, instead using ingredients in your pantry – cake mix and pureed pumpkin. The cupcake doubles as next day school snacks for the kids. Eat it as is or frost it with store bought dressing. In this instance, simple is truly better.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes Recipe
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1 box spice cake mix
  • 1-15 oz. can of pure pumpkin
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3 eggs ⅓ cup water
  • ⅓ cup veggie oil
  • Store bought frosting
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F
  2. Line muffin pans with baking cups
  3. Empty spice cake mix into a large mixing bowl
  4. Add water, oil and eggs, and pumpkin blend until well mixed
  5. Pour batter into muffin cups, filling ¾ full
  6. Bake for about 18 to 23 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean
  7. Cool in pans for about 10 minutes then remove and place on wire racks to cool completely

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  1. Maryann

    October 28, 2013 at 11:44 am

    Pumpkin AND spiced cake mix = yummy

  2. Dianna @ Oy Vey a Day

    October 28, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Yum! Those looks delicious, and the recipe looks really simple. Delicious and simple are a perfect combination.

  3. Tammy

    October 28, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    I believe these will be on the to make list this week!

  4. LyndaS

    October 28, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    They look delicious. I like how simple they seem.

  5. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

    October 29, 2013 at 12:35 am

    That spice cake is positively beseeching me to eat it.

  6. Sara Phillips

    October 29, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Such an easy recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Anne

    October 31, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    These sounds delicious, and easy too!

  8. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    November 1, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Just what pumpkin fever addicts like me need

  9. Alison @ Get Your Pretty On

    November 1, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Fall makes me a baker too. 🙂 I love anything with pumpkin and these look delish!

  10. Angela

    November 2, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I am on such a pumpkin kick right now and these look seriously yummy! 🙂

  11. Singapore Mum Blog

    November 2, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    pumpkin cupcakes!! I must try this too!!

  12. Jennifer

    November 3, 2013 at 11:42 am

    pumpkin and spice cake?!? That is one amazing combination!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  13. Jennifer H

    November 3, 2013 at 11:50 am

    mmm these looks delish! I’ll have to consider this recipe for turkey day this year.

  14. Dee @ Cocktails with Mom

    November 3, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    I wasn’t planning on baking anything this weekend but now I’m all up for something home baked.

  15. HilLesha

    November 3, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I love just about anything with pumpkin in it – my seasonal favorite!

  16. robyn

    November 3, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    I love to bake in the Fall! Pumpkin inspires me!

  17. Elena

    November 3, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Sounds and looks like a perfect dessert!!!! Wish I had more time for baking, kinda hard with baby:)

  18. Ty @ Mama of 3 Munchkins

    November 4, 2013 at 3:31 am

    These look really good!

  19. Tonya {The Traveling Praters}

    November 4, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    These sound delicious! The pumpkin and spice sounds like a great combination.

  20. Nicole Kim The Blogger

    September 29, 2015 at 9:58 pm

    You should try the Pumpkin Spice Pancakes at IHop or the Pumpkin Spice Donuts at Krispy Kremes. Yummy

  21. Alanna B

    October 1, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Yum! I LOVE pumpkin goodies this time of the year. I would love to make these.

  22. Amy Orvin

    October 1, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I would love to make these cupcakes for my mom. She loves anything pumpkin spice.

  23. Kim

    October 1, 2015 at 12:32 pm

    I have never tried Pumpkin Spice anything, but these look yummy!!!!

  24. Lisa Brown

    October 1, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    One of my favorite treats: cupcakes. The baking mix I am sure makes them super moist…yummy!

  25. Julie Wood

    October 1, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    This is a really easy and fun Cupcake recipe that I want to try out for Halloween! It looks so pretty and I love Pumpkin Spice in my coffee and in desserts!

  26. Doris H

    October 1, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. I have to try making these for Thanksgiving.

  27. veronica lee

    October 2, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I want to make these! Thanks for the recipe.

  28. Sara Zielinski

    October 2, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    I love pumpkin, these cupcakes look delicious.

  29. Pamela Gurganus

    October 2, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    These cupcakes look and sound delicious! I love this time of year and all things pumpkin! I’m not much of a baker, but I think this recipe is simple enough even I could make them. Thank you so much for sharing!

  30. Miles Imhoff

    October 2, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    *tries to reach for the pumpkin spice cupcakes through the screen*

    God bless,

  31. Shannon

    October 2, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    What a yummy recipe. I love pumpkin anything so thanks for sharing.

  32. M.Clark

    October 3, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Yum! These cupcakes look delicious, a wonderful fall treat. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  33. Elena

    October 3, 2015 at 10:29 am

    Looks good! Thank you for the recipe

  34. Velva

    October 3, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Everybody is going crazy with the pumpkin flavors this autumn! (including me :P)

  35. Katie Ellis

    October 4, 2015 at 1:55 am

    I love that this is a simple recipe. It looks delicious! Everything that I’ve tried with pumpkin I like and am sure I’ll like this too. Thanks for sharing.

  36. Sara Zielinski

    October 4, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I love pumpkin spice cupcakes, they are great.

  37. CR Williams

    October 4, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    This looks so yummy and perfect for fall.

  38. Marnie G (Derrick Todd)

    October 6, 2015 at 6:02 am

    These look great! Perfect for fall. I really like how easy they are to make.

  39. Gervie Barczyk

    October 6, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I would love to try this! It’s perfect snacks for my family.

  40. Birdiebee

    October 8, 2015 at 7:19 pm

    These look really delicious. I love anything that is pumpkin flavored.

  41. Rosie

    November 6, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I love baking at this time of year, too. What a great way to use a cake mix – looks scrumptious – and pamper myself with the store bought frosting, too!

  42. Miles Imhoff

    November 6, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    Ooh, those cupcakes look so awesome! Yum! 😀

    God bless,

  43. Mary Czerczyk

    December 5, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    These look delicious. I’m going to make some for our next family get together.

  44. Janet W.

    December 27, 2015 at 5:44 am

    These look really delicious! I love the “pumpkin” time of year.

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