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Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

These super light mini pumpkin cupcakes start with a boxed cake mix, and they bring on all the flavors of fall!

Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes

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Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

Category

Dessert

Servings

36

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

10 minutes

Calories

88

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups 12 ounces canned 100 percent pure pumpkin (recommended: Libby's)
  • 2 cups vanilla cake mix (recommended: Betty Crocker Super Moist French Vanilla)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk (at room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • For The Frosting:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

Instructions

    Cupcakes:

    1. Put an oven rack in the center of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 36 mini cupcake molds with paper liners. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, combine the pumpkin, cake mix, milk, oil, eggs, and pumpkin pie spice. Using an electric hand mixer, beat the mixture on low speed until smooth. Increase the speed to high and beat until light and fluffy, 2 minutes. Using a small ice cream scoop, fill the prepared molds with the batter. Bake until puffed and golden, about 10 to 12 minutes. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting, about 20 minutes.

    Frosting:

    1. In a medium bowl, combine the powdered sugar, cream cheese, butter, cocoa powder, and sour cream. Using a hand mixer, beat on low speed until smooth. Increase the speed to high and beat until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
    2. Using a small spatula, spread the frosting on top of the cupcakes. Decorate with mini-chocolate chips, sprinkles, colored sugar, and small candies.

    Nutrition

    Nutrition

    per serving
    Calories
    88
    Amount/Serving % Daily Value
    Carbs
    16 grams
    Protein
    2 grams
    Fat
    4 grams
    Saturated Fat
    3 grams
    Cholesterol
    14 milligrams
    Sodium
    108 milligrams
    Fiber
    1 grams
    Sugar
    6 grams
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