1 box yellow cake mix
1 cup pureed pumpkin
1/2 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
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
4 cups powdered sugar
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.