Easy Vanilla Pumpkin Cupcakes
Calling all pumpkin lovers-these easy vanilla pumpkin cupcakes are super simple to make and will give you that taste of pumpkin that you love. Add a little spice and a yummy buttercream frosting to the top and you've got a perfect pumpkin cupcake recipe.
- 1 white cake mix
- 1 can pumpkin 15 oz (Please note, this is a very subtle pumpkin taste. If you are a pumpkin lover you might want to add more.)
- 1 vanilla instant pudding mix
- 1/2 C flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 C sour cream
- 1 C vegetable oil
- 1/2 C water
- 1 tsp vanilla
- cinnamon to sprinkle on top
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients except cinnamon and mix thoroughly with an electric mixer.
Spoon batter into lined muffin tins.
Bake for 18 minutes. (Give or take 1-2 minutes. I bake mine for exactly 18 minutes but your oven may be slightly different. Cupcakes should just spring back when touched.)
Allow pumpkin cupcakes to cool. Frost and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Recipe:
about 6 C powdered sugar
1/2 C milk
3 sticks softened butter
1 tsp vanilla
Combine ingredients. If it seems too runny, add a little bit more powdered sugar. Too thick? Add a tiny bit more milk.
I spoon it all into a ziplock bag, snip off one corner and use that to pipe the frosting on.
Add a dusting of cinnamon and serve!
So easy right?! Hope you love these pumpkin cupcakes!