Monday, November 30, 2015

Recipe - Pumpkin Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Frosting

I combined a few recipes I found online and came up with these delicious pumpkin cupcakes with caramel cream cheese buttercream.  I've been making cupcakes a every other week for the last couple months, and selling them for $1 a piece in order to earn a little Christmas money.  I made these cupcakes just before Thanksgiving, and they were a hit.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Caramel Cream Cheese Buttercream

1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

In a large bowl, beat cake mix, pumpkin, water, oil, eggs and pumpkin pie spice on low for 30 seconds and then on medium for two minutes.  Divide batter evenly among 24 muffin tins.  Bake 19 minutes or until cakes are completely cooked in centers.

1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup caramel ice cream sauce

Beat cream cheese, butter, caramel and vanilla in a large bowl with mixer until blended.  Gradually beat in sugar.  Blend in salt.  Pipe onto cupcakes and garnish with a drizzle of caramel sauce.

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