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Pumpkin Eggnog Cupcakes

Ingredients

Pumpkin Cake:

  • 1 Box yellow cake mix or spice cake mix and leave out spices
  • 1 Tbsp. pumpkin pie spice or just cinnamon
  • 15 oz. pumpkin puree
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. oil
  • 1/3 C. eggnog
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Eggnog Frosting:

  • 1/2 C. butter softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese or an additional 1/2 C. soft butter
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. nutmeg
  • 3-4 C. powdered sugar
  • 2-4 Tbsp. eggnog

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Cake: In a large bowl. combine cake mix (I sifted mine to remove any lumps), pumpkin pie spice, pumpkin puree, eggs, oil, eggnog an vanilla extract. Stir until smooth.
  3. 3. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  4. 4. Let cool.
  5. 5. Eggnog Frosting: Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add cinnamon and nutmeg and beat again. Add in enough powdered sugar to make frosting stiff. (I always add 1/2 cup at a time.) Add eggnog 1 Tbsp as a time until you reach your desired consistency.
  6. 6. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with sprinkles!