- If you don't frost them with the cream cheese frosting, these cupcakes are very low fat and choleserol free. Try frosting with thawed, fat free Cool Whip to keep them on the healthier side. Great for diabetics or those with dietary restrictions.
- Try different flavored cake mixes for a variety of flavors. Spice cake, White, Yellow, Lemon, and even chocolate cake mix would all make yummy cupcakes. If you don't add the pumpkin pie spice, the pumpkin flavor will only be a mild undertone of flavor.
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes
2 tablespoons butter
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
Add all ingredients for cake in a medium mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer for 2 minutes. Follow the directions on the box for a cake or cupcakes, baking times are relative to pan size and shape. Remove from oven and let the cake/cupcakes sit in their pan until completely cool (they will continue cooking in the pan). Frost with cream cheese frosting, directions below.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
Cream together the cream cheese and butter. Add the vanilla and beat with mixer. Add in the powdered sugar. If you want to use a piping bag to frost the cupcakes you may want to add another 1/3 cup of powdered sugar to thicken up the frosting.