These cupcakes are not too heavy but still delicious. They capture the wonderful fall flavors of pumpkin. Adapted from Skinnytaste.com.
1 Yellow or Golden Vanilla Cake Mix (18.25oz size)
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or 1 tsp ground cinnamon + 1/2 tsp ground ginger + 1/4 tsp ground allspice + 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg )
1 cup canned 100% pure pumpkin
1 cup water
optional additions: 1 egg, chocolate chips, cream cheese frosting
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake wrappers.
Combine cake mix and pumpkin spice in a large bowl. Add pumpkin puree and water, mix about 2 minutes.
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake about 20 - 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Makes 20-24 cupcakes.